Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Tucson, AZ
Oct 09, 2020
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Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona, Princeton University, and NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) are seeking applicants for a position to analyze simulations of the Southern Ocean from GFDL’s CMIP6-generation ocean-only and coupled climate models using observational constraints. The position is with the University of Arizona and funded through an NSF grant focused on the Southern Ocean (SOCCOM, Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling). The post-doc will be located in Princeton and associated with the Ocean and Cryosphere Division at GFDL. The successful applicant will spend the majority of their time at GFDL in Princeton, New Jersey with several trips to the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona annually. This job assignment is expected to be for one full year, with the possibility of a second year as funding permits. Arrangements to work remotely are possible.

As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs, please visit At this time, this position is not expected to be subject to the Furlough or Furlough-Based Salary Programs.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A good understanding of climate variability and change and associated ocean dynamics with a focus on the complex processes active in the Southern Ocean.
  • Ability to analyze global climate simulations by making use of climate and oceanographic datasets.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in atmospheric sciences, oceanography, or related science.
  • Experience with climate models.

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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Joellen Russell
[email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your research interests.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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