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Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Climate Science with a specialization in extreme heat and human health - Houston, USA

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Climate Science with a specialization in extreme heat and human health - Houston, USA

Houston, United States
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The Climate & Water Lab in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the field of climate science with a specialization in extreme heat and human health.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

This project is supported for up to two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance.
Description
The Climate & Water Lab in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the field of climate science with a specialization in extreme heat and human health.
Tasks
The position requires a strong background in climate science & modeling, as well as with high-resolution weather and climate instrumental data. Experience in numerical/statistical and geospatial modeling is required, and experience running CAM5/6 and/or CESM is preferred.
Requirements
The position requires a strong background in climate science & modeling, as well as with high-resolution weather and climate instrumental data. Experience in numerical/statistical and geospatial modeling is required, and experience running CAM5/6 and/or CESM is preferred.
The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed career plan aligning with the scientific topic, and a commitment to fostering diversity in their field of research.
Candidates will be expected to contribute positively to the diversity of the department through outreach or other means. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.
Applications
Applicants are required to submit a current CV to Dr. Sylvia Dee (sylvia.dee@rice.edu). Letters of reference should be submitted by 2-3 referees to the same email address.

Application review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Appointment may begin any time after 1 August 2024.
Application deadline
Further information
For further information or questions contact sylvia.dee@rice.edu
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