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PACE (Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise) Fellowship Program

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Job Description
The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP) announces the annual call for applications for the PACE (Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise) Fellowship Program. Several postdoctoral fellows will be appointed. The recruitment period ends May 15, 2015.


UCAR postdoctoral fellowships positions are for two years based on continued program funding. Successful applicants in this program will be hosted by two mentors: one mentor in climate research, the other mentor in the decision making area.


The program seeks recent or anticipated Ph.D.’s who have demonstrated expertise in climate science and who are interested in applying their knowledge of the climate system to increase decision-making capacity in climate-sensitive sectors.


Partial relocation costs paid per UCAR’s relocation policy.




The program has been developed to:


  • Grow the pool of scientists qualified to work at the interface between climate science and its applications.
  • Transition advances in climate science and climate prediction into climate-related decision-making tools and frameworks.
  • Increase and strengthen collaboration between climate research institutions and decision-making institutions across all sectors.




Conducts independent or collaborative research under a proposed plan related to the goals of the program.

Documenting the results of the research in scientific publications, and presenting those results at seminars and conferences.

Pursuing outside activities that advance professional growth, which may include contributing to educational programs, serving on committees, and attending workshops.




Education and Experience:


  • Ph.D. degree related to climate science and climate prediction; with
  • Preference is given to those who have held a Ph.D. for no more than three years.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability to demonstrate climate science expertise.
  • Ability to work independently and conduct research with minimal supervision.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.




Before you begin the OpenHire process please prepare your application in one (1) PDF document, in the order numbered below.


  1. Cover letter that includes a statement of interest and how those interests relate to the PACE goals and objectives.
  2. A one to two page description explaining why you are a climate expert.
  3. Curriculum vitae including a list of publications.
  4. Names and contact information for four professional references. One reference must be from the thesis advisor. See reference information below.
  5. PhD thesis title and abstract.
  6. Description of PhD thesis research (and other research, if applicable), including general areas of expertise (e.g., regional modeling, drought dynamics, extreme event estimation, etc.).


Step 1. To begin the application process, at the bottom of this page click “New Resume/CV.” The next page presents options for you to submit your materials. Select “Upload a resume/CV document.”


Step 2. You will then be prompted to submit your résumé or CV. Click “Browse” to find your file on your computer. At this point, upload your complete application as one (1) PDF document.


Step 3. Continue the application process as prompted. Step 4 of the online application process will ask you if you want to upload additional documentation. Ignore this step.


Reference Information:


Applicants are responsible for contacting four referees to have letters sent to UCAR/VSP by the application deadline. One letter must be from the thesis advisor, and letters from more than one institution are encouraged. Referees should be directed to Reference Letter Guidance at


Please have reference letters sent by email to UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs at


Questions on the VSP application process may be addressed to or 303-497-1605.


Questions on the OpenHire application process may be addressed to Martha Jones at, or 303-497-8715.

Job Location
Various, Colorado, United States

Summer REU Coordinator (Temporary)

Date Posted: Apr 01, 2015
Number: GRNTMT
Grade: N/A
Testing: N/A

The Coordinator with the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program will be responsible for on-site supervision and coordination of program activities. The position is based at Samford University and Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham, Alabama, from May 19 to August 15, 2015.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the REU Program provides research opportunities for 12-14 highly competitive students from the United States. Each student works under the close supervision of an experienced research mentor.  The Coordinator will work closely with the other mentors and with the Primary Investigator (PI) and Co-PI in all aspects of the design and implementation of the 2015 REU program.
Required Qualifications

*   Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Biology, Ecology, Organismal Biology, Conservation Biology, or a related field
*   Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy and are approaching the completion of their degree are also encouraged to apply.
*   Professional research experience in biology
*   A strong interest in and disposition for working with undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds
*   Professional experience in supervision of undergraduate research
*   Patient, dedicated, and enthusiastic personality
*   Strong organizational skills
*   Excellent communication skills
*   Comfort with statistical packages like R, SPSS, or other databases
*   Ability to lift and carry at least 25 lbs
*   Ability to walk distance of 2 miles over varied terrain in the heat
*   Driver’s License and ability to comfortably drive a 15-passenger van

Preferred Qualification

*   None

Apply for this job

Submit resume and cover letter with current salary/salary requirements to:

Office of Human Resources
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229
FAX: (205) 726-4027

Resumes received after the posting is removed will not be considered.



                                           Associate/Full Professor – Natural Resource Management
The University of California, Merced is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

UC Merced invites applications for a ladder-rank faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Natural Resource Management of Public Lands and Protected Areas. We seek a distinguished scholar who will provide leadership in establishing a program of international stature within the interdisciplinary area of adaptive management of complex coupled human (legal, administrative, economic, cultural) and natural (ecological, climatic, geologic, hydrologic) systems to sustain native species, ecosystems, and landscapes, and to preserve cultural heritage. We seek a leader in scholarship and practice that addresses lands and resource management broadly in the context of changing global earth systems and governance, including conservation, ecosystem services and climate adaptation.

Appropriate candidates will have distinguished research, educational, and leadership experience that emphasizes science, conservation, social science, and/or management. The ideal candidate will bridge science and management, and will lead efforts to develop interdisciplinary research and education programs at UC Merced associated with science, management, and sustainability of public lands and protected areas, such as national parks. The Sierra Nevada Research Institute and other campus units provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaboration as well as established collaborations with external stakeholders. The campus’ proximity to Yosemite National Park and several National Forests, and existing relationships with these entities, provides an excellent opportunity to build partnerships for research and practice in natural resource management in nearby parks and protected areas.

The primary appointment may be in Natural Science, Social Sciences, or Engineering, or may be a joint appointment between schools. The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in the future School of Management, and to contribute to the teaching and mentoring of a diverse student population.

Requirements: Ph.D. in a relevant field and exemplary research, publication, and teaching commensurate with a faculty appointment at the University of California at the appropriate level.

Salary: Negotiable based on the University of California salary scale.

Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin April 15, 2015, and will remain open until filled.

Applications must be submitted via the website, <>, and must include1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research, 4) statement of teaching, and 5) names of five references with contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and email address.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

For additional information about this position, contact Professor LeRoy Westerling at <>

Title Meteorologist (DMH)
Job Description Purpose of Position: Analyze and interpret meteorological data and prepare weather reports and forecasts for presentation on Denali Media television stations and websites.

Position’s Customer(s): Viewing audience; Chief Meteorologist, and News Director.

Essential Duties of Position:
• Responsible for developing weather forecasts and accompanying computer graphics, delivering on-air weathercasts, and live weather reports from the field.
• Uses surface and upper air stations, satellites and radar, studies maps, photographs and charts to predict long and short range weather conditions, operates computer graphic equipment to produce weather reports in televised broadcasts and website presentations.
• Communicates critical weather information, especially during severe weather, to producers and other critical staff members to ensure a consistent and accurate message to viewers.
• Follows Denali Media guidelines to maintain an interactive presence on social media platforms.
• Participates in story meetings.
• Reports on weather-related and community events for on-air broadcasts and web stream.
• Various shift work will be required and well as working on holidays.
• Adherence to clothing and appearance guidelines.
• Work in a cooperative fashion will all other newsroom personnel.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Thorough knowledge of all aspects of weather data interpretation and forecasting, including familiarity with computer hardware and software associated with such data retrieval and presentation.
• Working knowledge of TV weather graphics systems, newsroom software, general office computer software and basic non-linear editing systems
• Ability to analyze weather patterns into current and forecast information
• Ability to deliver weather information in a concise and understandable way
• Excellent on-air camera skills
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Must have attention to detail
• Knowledge of station guidelines and code of ethics
• Must be technically astute, highly organized and have a reputation for meeting deadlines.
• Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and outside clients

People Skills:
• Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and the public.
• Must be able to reconcile divergent demands of multiple parties under tight timelines.
• Proven ability to collaborate within and outside assigned department and create an effective working environment for high traffic and/or potential stressful workloads.
• Excellent active listening skills with the ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical staff required.
• Self directed and takes the initiative on issues affecting the organization.
• Facilitate a positive team experience for team members.
• Neat, clean, professional appearance when in the field.

Years of Experience required to meet minimum qualifications: Two or more years experience as a meteorologist required.

Level of Education required to meet minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. BA/BS in Meteorology, Climatology, or Atmospheric Science preferred. A combination of relevant education and experience to perform the duties may contribute to years of experience on a year for year basis.

Certifications Required: Must be a Certified meteorologist (AMS/NWA)

Reporting Relationships:
Position reports to: Chief Meteorologist and Executive News Director
Number of Direct Reports: 0

Physical Requirements:
Office & Field Position: Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.

Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties. Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment. Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes. Strength, stamina and coordination sufficient to perform job duties.

Working Conditions: Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned to field duties on occasion. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

Driving Requirements: Must possess and maintain a driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.

EEO: GCI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, and responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job.

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Telecommute Available? No
Salary DOE
City Anchorage
State/Province Alaska
Employment Status Full-Time


LOCATION: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Denver Office (6060 Broadway)
POSITION: Natural Areas Field Technician II
PAY RATE: $15.50/hr
HIRE DATE: On or before May 1, 2015 (Applications due March 27, 2015)
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hiring a short-term, temporary position under the Colorado Natural Areas Program. This position is 40 hours per week for a maximum of 9 months. This position will be focused on assisting the Natural Areas Coordinator with statewide monitoring of the most rare and unique natural features in Colorado, which will include the preparation, implementation and necessary wrap-up of field visits to state Natural Areas. This position will also focus on implementing the State of Colorado Rare Plant Conservation Program. There is an opportunity to gain invaluable experience working independently with the Colorado conservation community, various landowners, rare species and GIS through this position. Work will be based in the Denver office but will include (over 50% of time) day trips and multi-day field trips for gathering data.
Applicant must have a background in botany, ecology or another related biological science and have experience with biological field surveys, as well as with ArcGIS 9 or 10. A large portion of this work will involve working independently in remote locations around Colorado, so applicant must be a self-starter and able to work in sometimes harsh conditions. Experience with MS Office products is required, as is some prior experience with GPS products (preferably Trimble). Experience with grant proposals and fund-raising is a plus. Applicant should have good organizational, written and oral communication skills; they should be physically fit and willing to hike and camp and have own camping equipment (tent and sleeping bag). Applicant must have (or obtain) a valid Colorado Driver’s license. For more information on the program, see: Please send cover letter, resume and reference list by March 27, 2015.

Specific Duties may include:
– Visit Colorado Natural Areas to assess conditions, identify rare or noxious plant species, GPS important features, survey for and monitor rare elements (including wildlife, plant communities, fossils, and geologic features), and forge relationships with landowners and volunteers.
– Coordinate rare plant conservation projects by working with contractors, land managers, agency partners, and volunteers.

– Prepare all necessary documents, equipment and maps for field trips.
– Produce necessary reports, maps and other documents to summarize findings from field trips.
– Assist with Program administrative tasks such as modifying program databases; coordinating program council and volunteer meetings; and organizing and filing electronic and paper files.
– Other duties as assigned.

We are looking for local applicants due to the short timeline on the position. For consideration, please email these materials in order to be considered:
1) Cover letter (state availability date to start)
2) Resume
3) Reference contact list – 3 minimum, previous supervisor(s), academic reference, etc.

Send email with these 3 attachments to
– Must be at least 21 years of age.
– Must have a valid Colorado drivers’ license or reliable transportation.
– Must be able to work outdoors and on weekends, holidays, and varied shifts.
– Must be able to camp and hike in variable conditions.
– May need to undergo criminal background investigation.
– Possess strong interpersonal communication skills (written and oral).
– Ability to work with little supervision.
– Miscellaneous: must be available for 40 hours per week. Employment is for a maximum of 40 hours a week for 6-9 months.

Please pass these EDRR (Early Detection Rapid Response) Invasive Plant trainings on to colleagues and/or interested groups concerning this important citizen science effort in WA and OR.


About the Program:
The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (PNW-IPC) is a non-profit conservation organization (<> working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Washington Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other state and local groups on a Citizen Science EDRR (Early Detection Rapid Response) program. With funding from the National Forest Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the WSDA, we are gearing up for our fourth year to search for priority and newly emerging invasive plants in our National Forests, National Parks and other public lands. We are excited to recruit new volunteers and inspire our current volunteer base to search for invasive plant populations. We have identified specific focal areas to survey for invasive on National Forests and Parks, DNR and other state land but there is a great need to document emerging invasive populations on all public lands. *If you are recreating and/or working on public lands and are interested in participating in our program, you are invited to attend one of our upcoming trainings.

Citizen Science EDRR Volunteer Training Our mission is to train citizens to identify a suite of invasive plants in a 2.5 hour free training where you will learn how to identify priority invasive species and how to record basic data regarding
problematic invasive plants. Participants learn plant identification through a PowerPoint presentation, herbarium sheet specimens and live material. Participants also learn methods of manual removal and which species you should not attempt to remove. Trainings will equip volunteers with the knowledge necessary to conduct invasive plant surveys in order to support local land managers that need your help. Your efforts will directly support the maintenance of heathy ecosystems. Volunteers will receive an invasive plant identification booklet along with survey forms. *We hope that volunteers who sign up will conduct 1-2 surveys over the 2015 field season.

Capacity is limited in our nine upcoming free trainings, so if you would like to attend one of these free trainings, please RSVP to Julie Combs at <> <<>> (or call <file:///C:/Users/INOUY_~1/AppData/Local/Temp/tel:615-812-5295>615-812-5295) to reserve your place!

1. Naches, WA, Friday, March 27th; 1:00pm-3:30pm
Address: USFS Naches Ranger Station, 10237 U.S. Highway 12, Naches, WA 98937
Enter through the BACK door of the building. Free parking is available in the back near the back door. Hosted by: Jodi Leingang, USFS Tapash CFLR Coordinator/Planning, Range, Invasives, Botany Staff

2. White Salmon, WA, Saturday, March 28th; 10:00am-12:30pm
Address: White Salmon Community Library, 77 Northeast Wauna Avenue, White Salmon, WA 98672
Hosted by: Don Hardin, WA Native Plant Society’s Suksdorfia Chapter, Columbia Gorge CWMA

3. Eatonville, WA, Wednesday, April 8th; 1:00 pm-3:30pm
Address: 11610 Trek Drive East, Eatonville, WA; Specific location of training will be sent to participants who sign up for the trainings.
Hosted by:  NorthwestTrek Wildlife Park General location information about Northwest Trek can be found at <>

4. Bellingham, WA, Wednesday, April 15nd; 1:00 pm-3:30pm
Address: Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board, 322 N. Commercial St., Suite 110, Bellingham WA  98225; Enter at street level at the front of the building off of Commercial St. and go to the Civic Garden Level Meeting Room. Limited free parking along south end of the building.
Hosted by: Laurel Baldwin, Whatcom Co. Noxious Weed Board and Shauna Hee USFS Botanist

5. Olympia, WA, Wednesday, April 22nd; 1:00 pm-3:30pm
Address: Olympic National Forest Service Office, 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA
Please enter through the main entrance, which faces towards Black Lake Blvd. Enter conference room on right from main lobby of the building. Free parking available in the visitor lot in front of the main entrance, or along the northeast side of the building.
Hosted by: Will Arnesen, Olympic National Forest Service Botanist

6. Kelso, WA, Thursday, April 23rd; 2:00 pm-4:30pm
Address: 207 Fourth Avenue N., Kelso, WA, 92626 Cowlitz County Administration Building,  (General  Meeting room, 3rd floor Room 300) Parkinng is available on streets around the Administration Building (three story brick building) or in 2 lots located East and Northwest of the building. Enter the building through the north door; proceed up one floor to the meeting room.
Hosted by: Angelica Velazquez, Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Coordinator

7. Vancouver, WA, Wednesday, April 29nd; 1:00 pm-3:30pm
Address: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Service Office, 10600 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, WA 98682
Please enter by the front door on the west side of the building.  Sign in at the front desk.  You can park in the main lot or visitor parking on the south side of the building.
Hosted by: Carol Chandler, Wildlife Biologist, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Emily Stevenson Skamania Co. Noxious Weed Coordinator, Columbia Gorge CWMA

8. Sandy, OR, Thursday , April 30th; 10:00 am-12:30pm
Address: Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR 97055
Park in the visitor parking lot on the west side of the building (the building’s main entrance).  Enter through the front door.  Sign in at the front desk and get a visitor pass from the receptionists.
Hosted by: David Lebo, Westside Zone Botanist, Mt. Hood National Forest and Sam Leininger, WeedWise Program Manager, Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, Columbia Gorge CWMA

9. North Bend, WA, Sunday, May 3rd; 9:00 am-4:00pm    [Includes optional field excursion]
Address: Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest North Bend Ranger Station, Meeting Hall (behind Ranger Station), 902 SE North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045
Hosted by: Carrie Schreiber, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, and Sasha Shaw, King County Noxious Weed Control Program.  This is a joint training for the Upper Snoqualmie/Alpine Lakes Wilderness Weed Watchers and the PNW-IPC EDRR program.

10. Seattle, WA [Potential June training TBA [ in partnership w/King County Weed Watchers ] Check Website for updates on our calendar page: <>

Win $100,000 grant and residency at Frost Science in Miami, FL!  CappSci and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science have announced an annual prize contest for the development of innovative solutions in the health and environmental sectors. The 2015 prize seeks technologies in coral restoration.

Two winners will each be awarded a $100,000 grant to support a 12-18 month residency at Frost Science. During their residencies, inventors will interact with museum visitors while building out and testing their technologies. CappSci and Frost Science will also support Inventors with mentorship and growth opportunities.
Entry forms and additional details of the prizes are available at<>.

Submitted by Chris Langdon on behalf of CappSci.

Job Description
Job Title:
Student Intern – Atmospheric Science Support Technical Grad Summer 2015
Job ID:
Albuquerque, NM
Full/Part Time:

About Sandia
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense.

To learn more, visit

Department Description
Geophysics and Atmospheric Science Department staff investigate R&D problems in all areas of Sandia programs: Defense, security, energy, climate, and infrastructure. Areas of expertise include seismic and electromagnetic signal processing, development of borehole tools for subsurface exploration and monitoring, atmospheric monitoring, and geological investigations. Technical activities cover the spectrum from theory to application, including algorithm development, computer modeling, data inversion, instrumentation development, and field demonstration. The department serves as a laboratories resource for geophysical and atmospheric sensing expertise.
How to Apply
Click on the “Apply” button at the top or bottom of this screen, follow the instructions to upload a resume, and complete the submission process to indicate your interest in this position.
Job Summary
Performs work as an entry- to mid-level member of the workforce within a science and engineering environment involving graduate-level assignments, which may include research, application of project design and diagnostics, testing and documentation, development and analysis of technology options, and assembly and troubleshooting.
Primary Job Duties
Job assignments vary upon organization, discipline preference, and specific job requirements as defined in the job specification.
Duties may include working collaboratively with technical staff on developmental research, analysis of technology and engineering options, project design, testing, formulating conclusions, data collection, and analyzing experimental data.

Job specifications:

This internship is to support Sandia’s atmospheric science team.  This includes the team developing new climate models for the Department of Energy.  The intern will perform entry-level work involving assignments that may include assisting with research, computer-based modeling, atmospheric data analysis, application of computer model design and diagnostics, testing and documentation, development and analysis of model output.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of technical principles and processes.
Understanding of and demonstrated ability to use a variety of research tools.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of project management.
Extensive knowledge of a suite of software, including Microsoft Office.
The successful candidate must meet the following Sandia Student Intern Requirements: Official acceptance into an accredited university’s graduate program, full-time enrollment during the spring term immediately preceding the internship (typically 9 credit hours), a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0, and the ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer. U.S. citizenship.

Must be able to work both independently and in teams.  Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office  and very good oral and written communication skills.  Must have a background in atmospheric science through coursework or work experience.

Strong technical research and writing skills and the ability to interact with and support a diverse group of technically skilled staff members are desired. Experience with atmospheric models, Fortran, and/or other programming languages would be preferred.
Security Clearance
No clearance required.

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

At Sandia you will receive many benefits as a valued employee of a premier national multi-program engineering and science research laboratory. In our Total Rewards package you will enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, a stimulating, positive environment and learning opportunities that will help build your career. More information may be found on our Careers website.
Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the modeling component of an ambitious new observational program called ORCAS: The O2/N2 Ratio and CO2 Airborne Southern Ocean Study.
ORCAS seeks to quantify air-sea fluxes of oxygen and carbon dioxide over the Southern Ocean by measuring the seasonal evolution of atmospheric composition from aircraft.  ORCAS will involve a 6-week field campaign in Jan-Feb 2016, based in Punta Arenas, Chile, and nearly 100 flight hours aboard the NSF/NCAR HIAPER Gulfstream V research aircraft.  The project is a collaborative effort, with a core-science team including groups from NCAR, Scripps, Univ. Michigan, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, and Harvard.
The NCAR postdoctoral researcher will use a combination of numerical models and observational data to evaluate mission concepts prior to deployment and assist in analysis and interpretation of the ORCAS dataset.  The fundamental research questions are: (1) What are the magnitudes and interrelationships of summertime air-sea O2 and CO2 fluxes over the Southern Ocean at regional to zonal scales?  (2) What are the dominant physical and biological processes driving the seasonal evolution and spatial variability in these fluxes?  The Community Earth System Model will be a primary numerical tool, and a range of configurations will be used, included fully coupled ocean-atmosphere configurations, and stand-alone, eddy-resolving ocean models.   The postdoc with interact extensively with the ORCAS science team, both in developing optimal sampling strategies and linking to regional transport modeling efforts.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in oceanography, physical, biological or chemical sciences, engineering or applied math.  Oceanographic, biogeochemical, and/or atmospheric modeling experience is highly desirable.  Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
For further information please contact:
To apply: