Postdoctoral Research Associate / Senior Research for investigating the climate sensitivity and response to aerosol effects on clouds

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in association with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks to fill a postdoctoral research associate or more senior research position for investigating the climate sensitivity and response to aerosol effects on clouds and cloud brightening with GFDL climate models and enhancing the modeling capability in aerosol and cloud microphysics, and aerosol/cloud/radiation/circulation interlinkages. The position will focus on using the latest GFDL climate models (CM4 and ESM4) to design and execute simulations to investigate the effects of aerosol particles seeding low clouds on Earth's radiative balance, and subsequent changes in global/regional circulation patterns, hydroclimate and extreme events. Furthermore, the incumbent will improve the representation of aerosol-cloud interactions, the key process for accurately simulating and quantifying cloud brightening, by devising and implementing a scheme to track aerosol size distributions in GFDL models, and including comparisons with aerosol, cloud, radiation, and climate observations. The ideal candidates have to demonstrate a strong background in climate modeling and climate science, as well as experience using and analyzing numerical models and/or large observational datasets.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric physics, dynamic meteorology, Earth system science, climate studies, or related fields. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

Complete applications, including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a statement of research interests and contact information of 3 references should be submitted online to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/15781 by May 8, 2020 for full consideration. For more information about the research project and application process, please contact V. Ramaswamy (V.Ramaswamy@noaa.gov) or Yi Ming (Yi.Ming@noaa.gov).

This position is subject to Princeton University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

posted: 24 March 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.