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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Paleoclimate Modeling and Analysis - Fairfax, USA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Paleoclimate Modeling and Analysis - Fairfax, USA

Fairfax, United States
The Paleo R&D Lab (Paleoclimate Reconstructions and Dynamics) at the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Earth Sciences, George Mason University (GMU), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in paleoclimate modeling and analysis

Department: Atmospheric Oceanic and Earth Sciences, College of Science
Classification: Post Doc 12 month
Job Category: Postdoctoral Faculty
Job Type: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)
Location: Fairfax, VA
Workplace Type: Hybrid Eligible
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Criminal Background Check: Yes
In line with Mason’s Carnegie classification as a Research I university, the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences (AOES) focuses on being a prominent center for translational research. Faculty and students in the department conduct high quality, rigorous research on pressing problems, and work to disseminate knowledge in both academic and non-academic circles. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Geology and Atmospheric Sciences, M.S. degrees in Earth Systems Science and Climate Science, and a Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics. The faculty includes geologists, atmospheric scientists, paleontologists, paleoclimatologist and oceanographers. Additional information about the department may be found at: GMU's proximity to Washington, D.C. provides unmatched geographical access to numerous federal agencies and national laboratories.

This NSF-funded postdoctoral project aims to explores the impact of various boundary conditions on hydroclimate patterns across the tropics since the Last Glacial Maximum. The research methodology entails integrating isotope-enabled coupled climate model simulations, paleoclimate data compilation and synthesis, and proxy system models. The postdoctoral research fellow works in close collaboration with researchers from Brown University, NCAR, and the Ohio State University. The position is funded for up to two years, subject to satisfactory progress in the first year.
- Conduct climate model simulations and analyze climate model outputs;
- Compile and synthesis paleoclimate data;
- Integrate climate model outputs, paleoclimate data, and proxy system model;
- Lead publications in peer-reviewed journals;
- Present project results in academic conferences
- Terminal degree in a related field;
- Ph.D. in Earth sciences, climate dynamics, atmospheric sciences, geography, or a closely related field;
- Experience in analyzing output from climate models;
- Strong scientific analytical ability, creativity, and self-motivation;
- Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Matlab, NCL, or R; and
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous experience with running CESM or CAM is highly desirable; and
- Experience with academic publishing is preferred.
For full consideration, applicants must apply for Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Paleoclimate Modeling and Analysis at; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, CV, research statement and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date: January 30, 2024
For Full Consideration, Apply by: April 1, 2024
Open Until Filled?: Yes
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