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Monsoon System Postdoc

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 20, 2023

Job Summary

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a Monsoon System Postdoctoral Associate!

Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Research Project on Monsoon Dynamics and Air-Sea Interactions Over the Arabian Sea Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, CU Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309.

The monsoon system serves as the lifeline for one-third of the world's population, playing a crucial role in the agriculture and economy of regions surrounding the Indian Ocean. Its year-to-year variability has significant implications for water management, food production, and economic stability. The Arabian Sea is a key player in establishing monsoonal patterns over the Indian subcontinent and serves as a vital heat reservoir in the global climate system. Recent evidence suggests an accelerated rate of warming in this region, accompanied by increasing occurrences of extreme weather events such as cyclones.

Our upcoming research project aims to enhance the understanding of air-sea interactions and transitional processes in the Arabian Sea during the onset of the monsoon season. We will employ regional coupled models and global climate models to conduct comprehensive studies. The project aims to provide foundational insights that will improve the accuracy of Earth-system predictions for this critically important region.

By contributing to this project, you will play a part in improving the reliability of weather and climate predictions, which can have significant social and economic impact in regions dependent on the monsoon system.

We invite qualified candidates to apply for this transformative and impactful research opportunity.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are
The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) provides a world-class, interdisciplinary research and educational environment to examine the dynamical, physical, and chemical processes that occur in the atmosphere and ocean. A major theme is the establishment of a physical basis for observing, modeling, and understanding climate and global change.

The University of Colorado Boulder is located in a region having the greatest concentration of geophysical researchers in the nation and perhaps the world. The proximity of ATOC to this atmospheric and oceanic science excellence is the foundation of our unique philosophy and vision, which elevates our department to one of worldwide prominence. The guiding principle of ATOC is to be the focal point for atmospheric and oceanic science education and research training in this geographic region of world-renowned excellence. The University of Colorado, Boulder was ranked number one in atmospheric science in ShanghaiRanking's 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Investigate the air-sea interactions in the Arabian Sea during monsoon onset.
  • Utilize regional coupled models and global climate models for data analysis Contribute to the understanding of the Arabian Sea's role in monsoonal variability and extreme weather events.
What We Can Offer
The hiring range for this full-time positions is $65,000 - $70,000 a year.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • PhD degree in Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography, or related field.
  • Experience in climate modeling and data analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
What You Will Need
  • Previous experience in the field of predictability, ocean-atmosphere coupled modeling, monsoon studies, or weather and climate modelling will be an advantage.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Please upload brief statement of research interest as Statement of Research Philosophy.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources Department using an approved online vendor. However, if your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version.

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for two references. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

For full consideration, please apply by October 12th, 2023; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Aneesh Subramanian (

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Aneesh Subramanian

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