Postdoctoral position in mesoscale precipitation modeling and GPS radio occultation data assimilation at SIO

Postdoctoral position in mesoscale precipitation modeling and GPS radio
occultation data assimilation at SIO

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego invites applications
for a postdoctoral position to develop and implement observation
operators for an analysis system to assimilate new remote sensing
observations, which contain precipitation information. The successful
candidate will use the new tools and the Weather and Research
Forecasting model to carry out Observation System Simulation
Experiments; perform data assimilation experiments; and conduct
sensitivity tests of observations to different model microphysics.
Experience with radar, microwave, or GPS radio occultation observations
is especially relevant.

This project is part of a broader effort to use innovative GPS radio
occultation observations from aircraft to improve forecasting of heavy
precipitation events. This is a 4-year joint project with the University
of California, Davis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Purdue University, and
the Institute for Space Studies in Catalunya (IEEC). For an overview of
our research activities please visit [1]
and [2]

Review of applications begins 7 Dec 2015 and final deadline for
consideration of applications will be 1 Feb 2016. Anticipated
appointment date is before 1 Mar 2016.

Applications must include a cover letter which includes the names and
contact information of three references, a CV including list of
publications, and statement of research interests.

Please submit electronic application information by email with subject
line “SIO postdoc – Firstname Lastname” with a single pdf
attachment to:
Dr. Jennifer S. Haase
jhaase [1]
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210
UCSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

LabexMER: International postdoctoral fellowships in Marine Sciences

A new program for young scientists, co-sponsored by the LabexMER cluster
of excellence, Ifremer, the
University of Brest and the Brittany Regional council.

Aim: to give creative young scientists (PhD + 3 years) the opportunity
to develop their own research project in one of the LabexMER
laboratories in Brest, South Brittany or in Nantes (France).

Fellows are appointed for two years.

Research projects must be relevant to the LabexMER research axes. These
axes involve many disciplines (physics, biology, chemistry, geology,
geophysics, geography, ecology…) and encompass the global ocean, the
deep ocean and the coastal environment.

LabexMER research axes:
1.Ocean engine at very high resolution
2.Complexity and efficiency of the biological pump
3.Geobiological interactions in extreme environments
4.Sediment transfers from the coast to the abyss
5.Dynamics and vulnerability of the coastal zone
6.Evolution of marine habitats and adaptation of populations
7.Sea motions and interactions with marine structures
8. Marine social-ecological system management

Funding includes salary and support for travel or small equipment and

Applicants must propose collaboration with a local host from one of the
LabexMER’s laboratories.

Deadline for applications: April 30th 2016

Starting date of employment: October 2016 to March 2017


Postdoc: Ecological modeling and community change, UCONN

Job Summary:The Tingley Lab in Global Change Ecology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut is hiring a postdoctoral researcher in ecological modeling ( The postdoc will lead in the development of hierarchical Bayesian models of avian community structure and turnover as a result of environmental change, using multiple existing data sets to explore how species interactions change over time. The postdoc’s research will complement the lab’s focus on utilizing field and biodiversity data to explore how large-scale anthropogenic drivers of change (e.g., climate change, invasive species, land-use change, fire regimes) affect geographic distributions and community interactions over short to long timespans, from years to centuries.
Qualifications:Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in ecology or related field, a strong background in Bayesian statistics and model building, fluency in R, excellent written and oral communication abilities, a promising record of publication, and evidence of creativity and enthusiasm. Experience with hierarchical community occupancy models desired but not required.
Application Details: This position is based at the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut and includes competitive salary and health benefits. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position, with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance. Funding is available for 2 years. The position is open until filled and review of applications will begin December 1st, 2015. Interested candidates should send (1) an email describing their research interests and qualifications along with (2) a CV, (3) two representative publications, and (4) a list of 2 references to Morgan Tingley (morgan.tingley[AT] The intended start date for this position is summer 2016.

Morgan Tingley
Assistant Professor
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269

Job Announcement – CSGov

CSGov has an opening in Research Triangle Park, NC for a scientist with

air quality modeling experience. Please see the attachment for


79 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Science, Engineering, and Technology Solutions | office 919-361-6214 |
fax 919-558-8789 | lreynolds2 | [1]



Job Announcement – Air Quality Modeling Expert:

CSGov (CSRA as of December, 2015) has an opening for a scientist with air quality modeling experience.  The position is in our Research Triangle Park, NC location.


Educational Requirements:

Ph.D. or M.S. in a discipline relevant to air quality modeling

Required skills/qualifications: 

  • Experience running CAMx and/or CMAQ
  • Fortran programming
  • Proficiency working in a Linux/Unix environment, including shell scripting

Desired skills/qualifications:

  • Hemispheric air quality modeling
  • Coupled modeling (WRF-CMAQ, WRF-Chem)
  • Experience running GEOS-Chem
  • Air quality model evaluation
  • Air quality model post-processing
  • Strong technical programming skills using languages/tools:  Python, Perl, and R


If interested, please apply here using Job Number 1500ZMS (Professional Scientist, Research Triangle Park, NC).

Resume/CV should also be sent to:

MSc/PhD Position in Mammalian responses to land-use change, University of Maine

A graduate (MSc/PhD) position is available to work in Alessio

Mortelliti’s lab ( focusing on the
response of small mammals (mice, voles, shrews and squirrels) to forest
management practices. The goal of the study is to contribute to
providing a mechanistic understanding of mammalian responses to
silvicultural practices and to understand how these responses affect the
process of seed predation. This may include conducting a series of
experiments to measure individual characteristics of small mammals (e.g.
health status, personality, fitness) in the context of a large scale
capture-mark-recapture study.
The ideal candidate would have a strong passion for field work and have
strong quantitative skills. Previous experience working on small mammals
is not mandatory. Expected start of field work: May/June 2016, graduate
enrollment in Fall 2016.
If you are interested please send 1) an unofficial transcript
(undergraduate and/or MS), 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a personal
statement describing research and career goals to Dr. Alessio Mortelliti
(alessio.mortelliti). Applications will be reviewed beginning
January 10, 2016.

PhD opportunity – coral reef fisheries ecology and modeling

I would like to draw your attention to a fully funded PhD position at the University of Rhode Island. The

funding is available to local and international applicants, and those from traditionally underrepresented
groups in STEM fields are especially encouraged to apply. I would be very grateful if you could circulate
this opportunity to relevant potential applicants, for example current or recent Masters students. The
link for the advert can be found here: – or see the description below.

Background: Gear-based fisheries restrictions are an effective alternative to marine protected areas that
may be tailored to the local social-ecological context, thus allowing a design that is more tolerable for
fishers. To properly manage a multi-gear fishery, however, there must be an understanding of the social
motivations and ecological impacts of different harvesting strategies. This research seeks to examine
how different fishing gears influence social-ecological interactions through the synthesis and modeling
of existing data from coral reef fisheries in Indonesia.

Opportunity: We have a fully funded PhD position available in the Humphries Lab at the University of
Rhode Island (URI) for an excellent student to undertake the proposed research on coral reef fisheries in
Indonesia. The candidate will be expected to start September 2016. The salary is based on a research
assistantship and is approximately $22,000 per year with full benefits. The application deadline is
January 15, 2016. The ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated and have a strong academic
background in ecology and/or fisheries (e.g., MS degree) with an emphasis on modeling. The project is
funded for three years; however, the successful student will be competitive for, and encouraged to apply
for, additional internal and external funding sources.

To apply for this position, please email Dr. Austin Humphries at humphries at with ‘PhD
opportunity’ in the subject line. Please include a cover letter with a statement about your research
interests and goals for graduate school, as well as a copy of your CV, unofficial transcripts with GRE
scores (if applicable), and contact information for your references, all as one PDF file. More information
on working in the Humphries Lab at URI is available at


Austin Humphries, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences
University of Rhode Island
p: 401-874-9839 | e: humphries | w:

Job opportunity for a NEMO modelling expert in Plymouth

Dear NEMO users and developers,

We are currently advertising for a position:
“Software Developer/Associate Software Developer – NEMO Modelling”
at the University of Plymouth.

This is a fixed term contract for 6-12 months, but this is negotiable.
The main task for the successful applicant is to assist our ocean
forecasting team with setting up of a high-resolution (1/60deg) NEMO
configuration using NEMOv3.6 with the aim of creating a fully
operational model.

You are welcome to contact me (fred.wobus) or Georgy
Shapiro (gshapiro) with any questions about the position
and our current project.

Click this link to see the online job advert (a copy of it is given

Note, that applicants have to use the links provided to apply online.
There is no way to apply by just sending us a CV, as any applications
has to go through the uni HR system.

Thank you and kind regards
Fred Wobus
Plymouth University

job opportunity at MPI-M

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a
multidisciplinary center for climate and Earth system research located
in Hamburg, Germany. Within the department “The Ocean in the Earth
System” (OES, director: Prof. Jochem Marotzke), we seek an
outstanding candidate to fill the position of a

in the area of


The exact subfield within this area is open; a non-exclusive list
includes observations of ocean heat content; observations of ocean
circulation via satellite altimetry, gravity measurements, or in-situ;
or observations of surface exchanges via remote sensing. Depending on
qualifications, the position will be filled at the research scientist
level (within the Director’s research group, co-led by Prof. Jochem
Marotzke and Dr. Johann Jungclaus), or the successful candidate will
establish his or her own research group within OES. As a group leader,
he or she would have considerable flexibility to define his or her own
research agenda within the strategic aims of OES, would be supported
in acquiring extramural funds, would receive technical support for
making observations, and would have access to PhD studentships from
our graduate school IMPRS-ESM.


– PhD in physical oceanography, physical climate science, or a
related field;
– Outstanding research capability as demonstrated by peer-reviewed
– Experience in making and interpreting ocean observations, either
in-situ or remotely sensed;
– Strong motivation to establish a distinct research profile;
– For appointment at group leader level, demonstrated research
leadership or promise thereof, as well as willingness to engage in PhD

Experience in evaluating climate models is highly desired.


– The position is offered for UP TO FIVE YEARS, starting as soon as
possible and with the possibility of renewal; renewal would be subject
to performance and applicable conditions of employment.

– Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions
(TVoeD E14), including extensive social security plans. The conditions
of employment, including upgrades and duration, follow the rules of
the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and those of the
German civil service.

– The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology seeks to increase the
number of female scientist and encourages them to apply. Handicapped
persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.


Candidates will be evaluated according to their qualifications and
ability to fulfill the requirements outlined above.


Please submit:

1) A cover letter

2) A detailed curriculum vitae

3) A one-page statement of research interests, accomplishments, and

4) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references

by uploading the documents in our online Webtool:


This vacancy has been opened 16 NOVEMBER 2015. A first cut-off date
for the collection of the applications is foreseen on 10 JANUARY 2016.
If the position is not filled, this vacancy announcement will be
re-published indicating a second cut-off date.


For further information, please contact PROFESSOR JOCHEM MAROTZKE
(JOCHEM.MAROTZKE(AT)MPIMET.MPG.DE [2]). Please do not forward your
application to this email address; the applications need to be
submitted through the online Webtool (see link above).