Caltech/JPL Postdoctoral Scholars in Cloud and Boundary Layer Dynamics

The modeling of the turbulent dynamics of clouds and boundary layers constitutes one of the most important challenges in climate dynamics. Uncertainties in it are the dominant contributor to uncertainties in climate change projections.

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invite applications for two postdoctoral scholar positions to advance the modeling of cloud and boundary layer dynamics. The postdoctoral scholars will use remote sensing data and state-of-the-art large eddy simulations to develop new and improved approaches of modeling the dynamics of boundary layers and convection in a unified framework. The goal is the implementation of the framework as a parameterization in climate and weather prediction models, to study the interaction of clouds and boundary layers with large-scale dynamics.

Candidates are expected to have completed a doctoral degree in atmospheric or oceanic sciences, fluid dynamics, physics, engineering or a related field at the time of the appointment. Experience with numerical models of fluid flows is desirable.

 

For further information about the position, please contact Joao Teixeira (joao.teixeira@jpl.nasa.gov) or Tapio Schneider (tapio@caltech.edu) or visit our websites:  science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Teixeira and www.climate-dynamics.org.

Applications with a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Jen Shechet (shechet@gps.caltech.edu). Review of applications will begin on June 17 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Caltech and JPL are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Seismological Laboratory Director’s Postdoctoral Scholar

The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for the Seismological Laboratory Director's Postdoctoral Scholar position.  We invite applications for a post doctoral position in any research area covered by the Seismological Laboratory, including, but not limited to: Observational seismology, earth structure, earthquake physics, earthquake early warning, computational geophysics, mineral physics, geodesy, geodynamics, and tectonics. We are especially interested in individuals whose research naturally links with any of the research programs within the Seismo Lab, GPS Division, or other parts of Caltech. A Ph.D. is required and initial appointment will be for one year. Starting date is flexible. Applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and experience, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent electronically to Marcia Hudson at: marcia@gps.caltech.edu

All applications and references are due by Friday, January 29, 2016.

Fellowship candidates will automatically be considered for other available postdoctoral positions at Caltech in geophysics.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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