Assistant Researcher in Earth System Science and Engineering

University of California Los Angeles

United States

Assistant Researcher

Job #JPF06101

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 15th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Feb 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Feb 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) invites applications for a position of Assistant Researcher.

It is now well established that global sea level has been rising at an accelerating pace of the last two decades. Still open questions relate to the persistence of this acceleration, the specific underlying mechanisms, and the relationship between coastal and ocean interior processes and time scales. The research emphasis will be on analyzing contemporary and predicting future regional and global sea level changes and variability, as well as underlying causes, mechanisms and linkages in the Earth system. The research involves using a variety of tools, including but not limited to in situ data (e.g., tide gauges and hydrographic floats), geodetic satellite observations (e.g., altimetry and gravimetry), as well as ocean models and state estimates (e.g., ECCO, CMIP ensembles etc.). The Assistant Researcher will work and coordinate with professors, scientists, postdocs, and graduate students from multiple institutions for this purpose (including JPL, UCLA, and Caltech).

Required qualifications include: Candidates must have the following qualification: 1) PhD in one of the Earth Science disciplines or in related fields in physics, and minimum of 2 years of experience in relevant fields, 2) extensive knowledge of relevant geophysical processes, 3) demonstrated expertise in analyzing relevant geodetic observations (e.g., satellite gravimetry and altimetry, GPS station data), and oceanographic data and model data sets, and 4) excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will be expected to seek funding through competed solicitations, publish peer-reviewed journal articles, broadly communicate the results of your research, and mentor junior researchers, postdoctoral scholars and/or students.

Job location

Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

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