Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Earth and Atmospheric Sciences-POSTDOCLEHNER [#19217, WDR-00027572]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Atmospheric Sciences / Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/08/19, listed until 2022/02/19)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

Position Function   

Flavio Lehner’s group at Cornell University is looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to develop a novel set of process-oriented diagnostics that will enable evaluating and constraining regional projections of runoff and other hydroclimate variables from climate models. The overarching motivation is to improve the societal relevance of climate model projections for water security assessments. A key focus is on runoff sensitivity and associated processes that determine its behavior and bias in coupled and uncoupled land models (this perspective paper provides an introduction to the topic: https://bit.ly/3kd9zdX). The postdoctoral researcher will be supervised by Prof. Lehner and also work with team members at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), including Drs. Andy Wood, Dave Lawrence, Sean Swenson, and Katie Dagon. The effort will analyze and integrate observational and climate model datasets, including new sensitivity experiments with NCAR’s Community Land Model, which will be conducted in collaboration with NCAR. There will be further collaborations with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and Dept. of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory to implement the diagnostics into existing CMIP metric packages.

 

The initial appointment will be for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal for an additional 12 months subject to satisfactory performance.

 

The position is funded by NOAA and based at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. There will be support for conferences and travel to collaborate in-person with NCAR project partners in Boulder. The successful candidate would join an active community of postdocs and personal development opportunities at Cornell; see https://postdocs.cornell.edu/ for resources and information. 

 

For any questions about the position, please contact Flavio Lehner (flavio.lehner@cornell.edu).

 

Responsibilities

-       Develop hydroclimate diagnostics for benchmarking CMIP6 models and constraining future projections

-       Carry out and analyze model experiments in collaboration with NCAR project partners

-       Interface with NOAA and DOE partners on implementing diagnostics

-       Publish results in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals

-       Present results at conferences and seminars

 

Minimum qualifications

-       PhD in atmospheric science or related field

-       Experience with climate and land models (preferably CESM and CLM)

-       Excellent written and oral communication skills

-       Proficiency in Python (preferred) or other data analysis software

-       Ability and desire to pursue research both independently and as part of a team

 

Preferred qualifications

-       Proficiency in Python and experience with HPC environments

-       Experience with running CESM and CLM simulations

-       Experience with statistical or machine learning-based emulators

-       Ability and desire to create clear and compelling visualizations

 

Supervision Exercised

While student supervision is not formally part of the project and job description, the successful candidate is encouraged to work with undergraduate and graduate group members on related or different research and provide mentorship and guidance when collaborating.

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a diversity statement of how, through research, teaching and/or service, the candidate can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in support of Cornell’s mission of “any person… any study”; and the names and contact information of three references to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19217. ;

Only references for short listed candidates will be contacted.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration please submit your materials by the end of day, September 30th, 2021.

The Cornell community embraces diversity and inclusion. We value AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities and genders. Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu. For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. 

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Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu. For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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