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Postdoctoral/Research Fellow

Canberra, Australia
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Work with Australia’s leading network of Southern Ocean and Antarctic scientists

Excellent employer superannuation contributions
On campus childcare facilities
Full-time and part-time (0.8 FTE) employment options are available
Support network and mentoring program for early career academics

Description
Salary package: $76,271 - $117,736 per annum, plus 17% superannuation
Term: Continuing (contingent funded), Full-time, until December 2025
Tasks
The main responsibilities of the Postdoctoral/Research Fellow role include, but are not limited to:

Developing, validating and maintaining a finite element modelling framework for simulating Antarctic GIA, using automatic code generation techniques through the Firedrake research software infrastructure.
Computing a suite of diagnostics that can be compared to (or driven by) the observational record, including sea level.
Implementing different treatments of a visco-elastic rheology such that users can assess their impact on the solid Earth’s response to modelled Antarctic deglaciation.
Assisting in training researchers and research students in the resulting research software infrastructure.
Exploring the applicability of using automatic-differentiation schemes for inverse problems in GIA.
Requirements
- A PhD (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment commencement) and/or equivalent postdoctoral experience in a relevant area (e.g., computer sciences, applied mathematics, computational geodynamics, or similar), as demonstrated by a record of quality publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations.
- An emerging record of, and continuing commitment to, research that attracts international recognition in the fields of research software development, computational modelling and/or geodynamics.
- Experience with finite element software development and validation in a scientific environment.
- Experience with Python and High-Performance Computing.
- Experience with Firedrake (or similar) and/or PETSc would be beneficial.
- Experience with inverse problems would be beneficial.
Applications
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

A statement addressing the selection criteria.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Application deadline
Further information
For more information about the position please contact Associate Professor Rhodri Davies, E: rhodri.davies@anu.edu.au or visit https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/547280/postdoctoralresearch-fellow
Contact email
rhodri.davies@anu.edu.au

Postdoctoral Scholarships - Woods Hole, USA

Massachusetts, United States
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The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution open competition for 18-month postdoctoral fellowships is now open!

Scholarships are awarded for 18-month appointments. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of at least $65,000 per year, relocation and health and welfare allowances, as well as a modest research budget.
Description
Applications will be accepted from recent PhD recipients to pursue research of their choice in any of the following areas:

Coral Reefs
Climate Change
Paleoceanography
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Marine Geology & Geophysics
Physical Oceanography
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
Biological Oceanography
Interdisciplinary candidates are encouraged!
Tasks
We are interested in receiving submissions from applicants of diverse research backgrounds.
Requirements
New or recent (within three years or less) recipients of a doctoral degree with interests in the
oceanographic sciences or engineering are eligible.

Criteria for awards include demonstrated research independence, productivity and novelty, and community service including contributions to making science and engineering more diverse, equitable and welcoming. We would appreciate your bringing these opportunities to the attention of interested graduate students and recent postdoctorates at your institution.
Applications
Additional information and application forms can be found at: https://go.whoi.edu/pdscholarship

If you are unfamiliar with WHOI or the application process, my suggestion is to go to the WHOI webpage (www.whoi.edu), identify potential post-doc sponsors at WHOI, and get in touch with them before you apply.

Completed applications will be accepted up to October 15, 2022, for consideration for Postdoctoral Scholar Awards for 2023-2024. In addition to the application form, the following are required: a current CV or resume; a minimum of three non-WHOI recommendations; a concise statement describing research interests, in particular those that the applicant would like to pursue at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, as well as more general career plans - interests in, experience with, and/or planned commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and/or service in their career; and a brief synopsis of their doctoral dissertation. Announcement of awards will be made in December.
Application deadline
Further information
Additional information and application forms can be found at: https://go.whoi.edu/pdscholarship
Contact email
postdoc@whoi.edu

2 x Postdoc Posts, 4-OCEANS Project - Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland
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To achieve the first-ever global assessment of the role of marine life in societal development, the project is assembling a unique pool of interdisciplinary expertise in marine environmental history, climate history, economic history, natural history, geography, historical ecology, political ecology, palaeoecology, environmental anthropology, environmental archaeology and zooarchaeology.

You will be based in the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities (www.tcd.ie/tceh), Trinity College Dublin, and will work with project PIs Poul Holm and/or Francis Ludlow and their teams. You will also collaborate with the wider project teams of PIs Cristina Brito (NOVA, Lisbon) and James Barrett (NTNU, Norway), and Project Partners Michael Puma (Columbia University) and Allegra LeGrande (NASA GISS).

These posts are funded by a European Research Council Synergy Grant (no. 951649) for the 4-OCEANS project, “Human History of Marine Life: Extraction, Knowledge, Drivers & Consumption of Marine Resources, c.100 BCE to c.1860 CE”, running from 2021 to 2027.
Post Status: 1 year fixed-term contract (with opportunity for renewal for one or more further years).

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Irish Universities Association Postdoctoral Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy and experience [€39,523 to €51,035 per annum].
Description
They are seeking two postdoctoral scholars to join the European Research Council Synergy project, 4-OCEANS.
Tasks
The aim of 4-OCEANS is to undertake a global assessment of the importance of marine life to human societies across the past two millennia, with a particular focus on understanding the consequences of marine resource exploitation for societal development, and how selected socio-economic, cultural and environmental forces limited as well as enabled marine exploitation.
Requirements
Please visit the job advert or contact Joanne D’Arcy at darcyjo@tcd.ie for further information on this post.
Applications
Closing Date: 12 Noon (Irish Standard Time) on, 15 October 2022
Application Procedure: Please submit a 2-page (approx.) cover letter concisely outlining your relevant qualifications and experience, and motivation for applying, alongside a full Curriculum Vitae that is to include the names and contact details of 2 referees (including email addresses), to Joanne D’Arcy at darcyjo@tcd.ie.

See also: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CTI087/research-fellows-x2-posts
Application deadline
Further information
Contact: Joanne D’Arcy at darcyjo@tcd.ie
View the advert and apply for the job: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CTI087/research-fellows-x2-posts
Contact email
darcyjo@tcd.ie

Postdoc Position in past millennium tropical cyclones

Norfolk, United States
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The Old Dominion University (ODU) Research Foundation in Norfolk, Virginia is seeking applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join an NSF-funded project to explore North Atlantic tropical cyclone (TC) activity over the last millennium by combining sediment paleoclimate proxies and models.
Description
The position is supported for up to two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $50,000 with a benefits package. Applicants may contact Dr. Lizzie Wallace (ejwallac@odu.edu) for more information.
Tasks
The postdoc will develop methods to integrate TC models with existing paleohurricane proxies to improve understanding of how TCs respond to natural climate variability/external forcing factors on multi-decadal to centennial timescales. The successful candidate will work directly with Dr. Lizzie Wallace at the Department of Ocean and Earth Sciences at ODU and collaborate with the whole project team including Drs. Sylvia Dee (Rice University), Gabriel Vecchi (Princeton University) and Kerry Emanuel (MIT).
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in (Paleo)climate science, meteorology, applied mathematics/statistics or other related fields
Numerical/statistical and geospatial modeling
Scientific computing (e.g., Matlab, Python, etc.).
Publishing peer-reviewed publications.
Bonus Experience:
Familiarity with paleoclimate proxies and uncertainties
Experience working with climate model and/or tropical cyclone model output (HiRAM, statistical/dynamically downscaled)
Applications
Applications include a CV, a cover letter, and the contact information for three references. We will start reviewing applications on 20 October and continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY: Visit https://hera.odurf.odu.edu/careers//Careers.aspx?req=22-054&type=JOBDESCR.
Application deadline
Contact email
ejwallac@odu.edu

Postdoc Associate- Statistical Tools for Modeling Paleo Sea Level, New Brunswick - USA

New Jersey, United States
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The position will be based at Rutgers-New Brunswick, with remote work possible. The position is a grant-funded annual position, with renewal for up to three years expected subject to performance.
Description
The Rutgers University Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences invites applications for a post postdoctoral associate with interests in spatiotemporal statistics, paleo sea level change, and paleoclimate. Starting Fall 2022 or Spring 2023, the candidate will join the Rutgers University Earth System Science & Policy Lab (earthscipol.net), under the direction of Professor Robert Kopp, in close collaboration with the Research in Advanced DIstributed Cyberinfrastructure and Applications Laboratory (radical.rutgers.edu), under the direction of Professor Shantenu Jha in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.

The candidate should have experience with spatiotemporal statistical modeling, and ideally to its application to paleo sea level or other paleo environmental data sets. Collaborating closely with the project’s software engineering lead, they will be responsible for day-to-day scientific direction of the National Science Foundation-funded PaleoSTeHM project. This project is developing a framework for spatio-temporal hierarchical modeling of paleo data that builds upon modern, scalable software infrastructure for machine learning. Its goal is to develop a framework that keeps pace with software engineering advances and makes these powerful modeling approaches broadly available to the paleo science community.
Tasks
Principal responsibilities include: (1) engaging with international networks of paleo researchers to develop requirements for PaleoSTeHM, (2) using PaleoSTeHM to develop statistical models to reconstruct past global and regional changes in sea level, (3) training other paleo researchers in the use of PaleoSTeHM, and (4) writing papers describing this research.
Requirements
The candidate requires:

PhD in geology, oceanography, statistics, computer science, or a related discipline at time of appointment;
Familiarity with the literature on spatiotemporal and/or Bayesian statistical methods;
Strong coding skills, including experience in Python;
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Familiarity with Jupyter and high performance computing is a plus.
Applications
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, contact information for three references, a C.V., a writing sample, and a link to a GitHub repo or other coding sample at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/179334. Review of applications will begin about October 15.
Application deadline
Further information
Visit the job advert: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/179334
Contact email
hrg@hr.rutgers.edu

Postdoc, speleothem paleoclimate research - Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea
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Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics
Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
Education Level: PhD
Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow - Assistant Researcher, depending on experience
Salary: 54-65 million KRW/year (~43,000-50,000 USD)
Term: Full Time, 2 years, with possibility for renewal
Description
We invite applications for a postdoc position in the speleothem research group at the IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea.

The ICCP speleothem team is equipped with a Kiel device coupled to a MAT253+ for stable oxygen, carbon and clumped isotopes, a Picarro L2140i for fluid inclusion isotopes, an LAICPMS, an LGR Water isotope analyzer and a DeltaQ IRMS with gasbench (delivery on 2023).

The ICCP (https://ibsclimate.org), directed by Dr. Axel Timmermann, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of natural climate variability, man-made climate change and their impacts on the hydrological cycle, regional processes, ice-sheets, and sea level.
The ICCP is generously funded through the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) (http://ibs.re.kr).
Tasks
The successful candidate will work with Prof. Axel Timmermann and Dr. Jasper Wassenburg to reconstruct past climate shifts using high-resolution trace element records of speleothem samples from Asia (including South Korea) and Africa. The trace element analyses is part of a multi-proxy approach and will be conducted on ICCP’s new ASI Resolution-Agilent 7900 system which includes an external beam path for dedicated speleothem analysis. The candidate will receive training from Agilent and ASI engineers to operate and maintain the system. The candidates main asks will be i) to establish measurement protocols, ii) run trace element analyses on a variety of samples, iii) interpret the results in terms of climate and soil processes and iv) publish in excellent scientific journals.
Requirements
Applicants for this position should hold a PhD in geology, geochemistry, earth science or a related field.
Candidates are expected to have a strong geochemical background, extensive lab experience, a good publication record, a high level of independence, curiosity, and an interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary research environment. Experience with LaserAblation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (LA-ICPMS) systems is desirable.
Applications
Please submit a cover letter (using the reference PD-05-2022), a short statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, the name of 2 references, and up to three publications to Ms. Jenny Choi (hahadaye@pusan.ac.kr).

The review of the applications will start on September 15th, 2022.
Application deadline
Further information
If you have any further questions regarding this position, please contact Axel Timmermann (axel@ibsclimate.org).
Contact email
axel@ibsclimate.org

Postdoc Fellowship, high-res Arctic and Antarctic sea ice-ocean modelling - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Postdoctoral fellowship on high-resolution Arctic and Antarctic sea ice-ocean modelling available at UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

The position is offered for 24 months (the starting date can be negociated). Note that it is only accessible to researchers who did not spend the last 2 years in a Belgian lab and who have less than 6-yr experience after their PhD thesis defense. The net monthly salary (incl. social insurance) will amount to 2550-2750 EUR, depending on seniority. Public transportation to and from the workplace will be covered.
Description
Global climate model simulations still have significant biases in the extent of summer Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. One of the reasons is the coarse resolution of the models, which forbids an adequate representation of the processes that control the evolution of the ice edge, such as the interactions between sea ice and oceanic eddies, the influence of landfast ice, the role of coastal currents, the complex bathymetry, ... In this context, the Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research (ELIC ; https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/eli/elic) / Earth and Life Institute (ELI ; https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/eli) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain ; https://uclouvain.be), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium is seeking a postdoctoral fellow.
Tasks
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct and compare thoroughly simulations with the global sea ice-ocean general circulation model NEMO4-SI3 (www.nemo-ocean.eu) driven by an atmospheric reanalysis at two different horizontal resolutions, namely 1° and 1/12°, in order to determine how resolution impacts the model mean state and the model ability to reproduce the summer sea ice extent record lows observed recently in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
Requirements
The successful candidate should have a PhD in ocean/sea ice modelling or related fields, and should have published in peer-reviewed scientific international journals. Experience in polar oceanography/glaciology is an asset. Advanced programming, post-processing and data managment/analysis skills are required. He/she should be fluent in English due to the multiple interactions planned with other members of ELIC and should have demonstrated ability in team working.
Applications
Applicants should send by e-mail to Thierry Fichefet (thierry.fichefet@uclouvain.be) (i) a statement of research experience, qualification and interest, (ii) a complete CV, including a list of publications, and (iii) the name of two scientists who would agree to write a letter of recommendation. Review of the applications will start on September 15th. The call will remain open until the position is filled.
Application deadline
Further information
Email: Thierry Fichefet (thierry.fichefet@uclouvain.be)
Contact email
thierry.fichefet@uclouvain.be

Postdoc in Late Pleistocene Climate Modelling

Bern, Switzerland
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Logistics
Research is carried out in the framework of the groups of Climate and Environmental Physics
and the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research. The postdoc will use the Bern3D
model, a climate model of intermediate complexity, that consists of a 3-dimensional ocean, an
energy-moisture balance model of the atmosphere, many ocean tracers, and a prognostic
land-ocean carbon cycle. The cost-effective model permits glacial-interglacial simulations and
is suitable for the investigation of dynamics of tipping points associated with abrupt changes in
the ocean's overturning circulation. The work will focus on the Mid-Pleistocene Transition
(MPT) about 1 million years ago when the ice age cyclicity slowed down by about a factor of
2.5. You will explore the stability of warm, intermediate, and cold climate states to understand
the dynamics before and after the MPT. Collaboration with paleoceanographers and model
development, e.g., implementing new tracers, is a possibility.
Description
The employment is for 2 years with a possible extension. The salary is according to the
postdoctoral scale of the University of Bern and depends on experience. A small contribution to
teaching in the Physics curriculum is expected.
Tasks
We are looking for a highly motivated scientist who strives for original scientific achievements
obtained in team work. You have a degree in Physics, Geosciences, Meteorology, Oceano-
graphy, or similar, and experience in Pleistocene paleoclimate research. Candidates who have
developed or used climate models have an advantage. Expected are advanced operating and
programming skills in one of the following: Unix, Fortran, C++, Phyton, R.
Requirements
Demonstrated leadership in writing (peer-reviewed scientific publications) and excellent communication skills
in English, as well as the commitment to collaborate within an interdisciplinary framework are
essential, in particular with fellow scientists at Climate and Environmental Physics who use the
Bern3D coupled climate model.
Applications
Your application is in one pdf-file and consists of a motivation letter, CV, a link to a PDF file of
your PhD thesis, MSc and PhD certificates including evaluations, and the contact details of
three referees. The position is open now until a suitable candidate is found.

Please upload your application at https://fileserver.climate.unibe.ch/upload_apps.php?jobid=bern3d_2022
Further information
University of Bern
Physics Institute
Climate and Environmental Physics,
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stocker
Sidlerstrasse 5
3012 Bern
phone: +41 31 684 44 62
stocker@climate.unibe.ch, http://www.climate.unibe.ch/stocker

Vacancy announcement: https://climatehomes.unibe.ch/~stocker/postdoc22bern3d.pdf
Contact email
stocker@climate.unibe.ch

Postdoctoral Fellow - Jackson School of Geosciences, Texas, USA

Texas, United States
Category
Logistics
Salary Range
$60,000

Notes
Includes all benefits, including employer paid medical for employee. Please see UT Human Resources website for a full list of benefits (https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits).
Hybrid work schedule.
Position is for one year with the possibility of renewal depending on funding.
Description
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on projects related to mantle convection and glacial isostatic adjustment in the context of continental dynamics and crustal deformation.
Tasks
Develop, carry out, and analyze numerical models of solid Earth dynamics and ice loading histories.
Present results to the scientific community and broader public.
Publish results in peer-reviewed journals.
Requirements
PhD in a relevant field. Must have been received within the past three years.
Proficiency in at least one scientific programming language for modeling and model output data analysis (e.g., C, Fortran, Python, Matlab).
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
Ability to perform independent research as well as collaborate effectively.
Applications
Applications should include:

Resume/CV
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
To apply, visit UT Austin’s Staff Jobs website: R_00020537-2

For consideration, applications should be submitted by September 30, 2022. Post will remain open until filled.
Application deadline
Further information
Thorsten W. Becker: twb@ig.utexas.edu
Contact email
twb@ig.utexas.edu

Postdoc position in Late Pleistocene Climate Modelling - Bern, Switzerland

Bern, Switzerland
Category
Logistics
The employment is for 2 years with a possible extension. The salary is according to the postdoctoral scale of the University of Bern and depends on experience.
Description
The Division of Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, at the University of Bern in Switzerland, opens a position for a Postdoc in Late Pleistocene Climate Modelling Research is carried out in the framework of the groups of Climate and Environmental Physics and the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research.
Tasks
The postdoc will use the Bern3D model, a climate model of intermediate complexity, that consists of a 3-dimensional ocean, an energy-moisture balance model of the atmosphere, many ocean tracers, and a prognostic land-ocean carbon cycle. The cost-effective model permits glacial-interglacial simulations and is suitable for the investigation of dynamics of tipping points associated with abrupt changes in the ocean's overturning circulation.

The work will focus on the Mid-Pleistocene Transition (MPT) about 1 million years ago when the ice age cyclicity slowed down by about a factor of 2.5. You will explore the stability of warm, intermediate, and cold climate states to understand the dynamics before and after the MPT. Collaboration with paleoceanographers and model development, e.g., implementing new tracers, is a possibility.

A small contribution to teaching in the Physics curriculum is expected.
Requirements
They are looking for a highly motivated scientist who strives for original scientific achievements obtained in team work.

You have a degree in Physics, Geosciences, Meteorology, Oceanography, or similar, and experience in Pleistocene paleoclimate research.
Candidates who have developed or used climate models have an advantage.
Expected are advanced operating and programming skills in one of the following: Unix, Fortran, C++, Phyton, R. Demonstrated leadership in writing (peer-reviewed scientific publications) and excellent communication skills in English, as well as the commitment to collaborate within an interdisciplinary framework are essential, in particular with fellow scientists at Climate and Environmental Physics who use the Bern3D coupled climate model.
Applications
Your application is in one pdf-file and consists of a motivation letter, CV, a link to a PDF file of your PhD thesis, MSc and PhD certificates including evaluations, and the contact details of three referees.

The position is open now until a suitable candidate is found.

Please upload your application at
https://fileserver.climate.unibe.ch/upload_apps.php?jobid=bern3d_2022
Application deadline
Further information
University of Bern
Physics Institute
Climate and Environmental Physics,
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stocker
Sidlerstrasse 5
3012 Bern
phone: +41 31 684 44 62
stocker@climate.unibe.ch, http://www.climate.unibe.ch/stocker
Contact email
stocker@climate.unibe.ch