Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Stevenson Lab

The Stevenson Lab in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is recruiting a postdoctoral research scientist to work on questions related to climate variability and change, and the associated influences on marine and/or terrestrial environments.

Examples of potential projects include:

  • Dynamics of drought events in future climate change scenarios
  • Physical controls on the response of the El Nino/Southern Oscillation to external forcing
  • Improving constraints on past tropical variability using paleoclimate proxy information

Postdoctoral researchers may also work with the PI to develop new research projects.

Basic Qualification: A PhD in atmospheric, oceanic, or climate science or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

Additional: experience working in Linux/Unix environments and programming in R, Matlab, Python, NCL, and/or FORTRAN.

Desirable: candidates with experience working with output from and conducting simulations with ocean and/or climate models will be given preferred consideration.

The initial term of the appointment will be 12 months, with the possibility of subsequent extension based on performance and availability of funding. Start date would be Oct 1, 2018.

To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV, statement of research and contacts for at least three references to

Email with any questions related to the position.

Applications completed on or before 7/09/2018 will receive primary consideration. Position is open until filled.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

published: 11 June 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.