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
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
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
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
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
What We Can Offer
- Investigate the air-sea interactions in the Arabian Sea during
- 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.
The hiring range for this full-time positions is $65,000 - $70,000
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
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- PhD degree in Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography, or related
- Experience in climate modeling and data analysis.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Previous experience in the field of predictability,
ocean-atmosphere coupled modeling, monsoon studies, or weather and
climate modelling will be an advantage.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
- 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
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
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.
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