Assistant Researcher

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Assistant Researcher
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06085

The UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) invites applications for a position of Assistant Researcher whose research will focus on analysis of observations, model simulations and weather/climate predictions associated with water availability and variability. The research involves:
a) Using sub-seasonal to seasonal and climate model simulations and predictions, along with satellite and other observations, to improve understanding of sources of predictability for precipitation and related quantities, and evaluating weather and climate model simulation and prediction fidelity.
b) Using space based and in situ observations of groundwater change to complement existing groundwater models and build a multi-scale groundwater analysis framework to improve our understanding of groundwater variability and future depletion.
c) Using WETCHARTS methane model coupled to CARDAMOM to quantify wetland emissions in the transition area between the wet tropics and dry tropics in Africa and South America.

Candidates must have the following qualification:
1) Ph.D. in one of the earth science disciplines or in related fields in physics, statistics, or applied math, and minimum of 3 years in relevant fields;
2) extensive knowledge of earth science, particularly atmospheric and hydrologic processes, global weather/climate modeling, and quantitative analysis and uncertainty quantification;
3) excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,





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Posted: 1/11/2021
Application Due: 1/11/2033
Work Type: Full Time