Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Vice President for Research

Position ID:Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Vice President for Research-PDA [#22484]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Atmospheric Chemistry
Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences
Climate Science
Statistics (more...)
Appl Deadline:2023/09/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/25, finished 2024/03/23, listed until 2023/09/20)
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"Bringing Computation to the Climate Challenge" (BC3) aims to provide decision makers with accurate, actionable, and rapidly generated scientific information to drive effective climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. We envision a novel platform that leapfrogs existing climate decision support tools. By leveraging new computing languages and advances in computational and data sciences, we aim to improve the efficiency and accuracy of climate models, quantify their uncertainties, and address the trade-off between performance and computation time with attention to industry and government stakeholder needs. You can find more information about our project in our website ( and in this article (

We are looking for postdoctoral scholars who want to contribute to one or multiple of the following project aims: (1) build and prototype sea ice and carbon cycle components of the climate model that will be used to make climate projections, (2) develop and test machine learning- and/or physics-derived emulator models to rapidly predict a subset of variables for targeted, stakeholder-driven applications relevant to climate and air quality, and (3) work with stakeholders to tailor the utility of our models to urgent, real world use cases. (In your application, please indicate which of the above aims you would like to contribute to.)

REQUIRED: a PhD, in atmospheric or oceanic sciences, climate sciences, atmospheric chemistry, applied mathematics, engineering, statistics, or related interdisciplinary fields. Experience in computational modeling, working with high-performance parallel computing, demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills, and working in interdisciplinary teams is highly desired.

For additional information about the positions, please contact Professors Raffaele Ferrari and Noelle Selin at MIT is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women and under-represented minorities to apply. Offers are contingent upon eligibility for and successfully obtaining the correct visa/status that permits MIT employment. For more information about MIT employment, visit

Applications with a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research interests, and the email contacts for three references (not letters at this stage) should be submitted to MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

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