Postdoctoral position on Earth's Radiation Budget

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University in cooperation with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) seeks a postdoctoral research associate or more senior research scientist to join a team working on quantifying and understanding changes in Earth's Radiation Budget(ERB).

The incumbent will develop a methodology to quantify and map the past and future annual changes in ERB using NOAA's state-of-the-art global climate models, and explain the contributions to the changing solar, longwave, and net radiation budget of the Earth system from anthropogenic and natural drivers, and consequent feedbacks. This understanding will contribute to determining the relative importance of the changing atmospheric constituents to ERB and to the assessment of climate intervention strategies through changes in atmospheric composition.

The selected candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in meteorology, climate sciences, or a related field, and will possess one or more of the following attributes: (a) strong computational skills, including experience using comprehensive climate models, (b) strong background in atmospheric radiative transfer, and (c) strong skills in understanding observed data sets related to Earth's Radiation Budget.

This is a one-year position with renewal for a second year contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. Successful candidates will be based at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, New Jersey. For further information, please contact Dr David Paynter ( Complete applications, including a cover letter, CV, list of publications and three references in order to solicit letters of recommendation, and a one-to-two page statement of professional interests must be submitted online at Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

Princeton is interested in candidates who, through their research, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 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: 18 August 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.