Assistant Researcher in Regional Earth System Science and Engineering

University of California Los Angeles

United States

Assistant Researcher

Job #JPF06085

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 8th, 2021

Next review date: Sunday, Feb 7, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Feb 7, 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 whose research will focus on analysis of observations, model simulations and weather/climate predictions associated with water availability and variability. The research involves:

a) Using sub-seasonal to seasonal and climate model simulations and predictions, along with satellite and other observations, to improve understanding of sources of predictability for precipitation and related quantities, and evaluating weather and climate model simulation and prediction fidelity.
b) Using space based and in situ observations of groundwater change to complement existing groundwater models and build a multi-scale groundwater analysis framework to improve our understanding of groundwater variability and future depletion.
c) Using WETCHARTS methane model coupled to CARDAMOM to quantify wetland emissions in the transition area between the wet tropics and dry tropics in Africa and South America.

Candidates must have the following qualification:
1) Ph.D. in one of the earth science disciplines or in related fields in physics, statistics, or applied math, and minimum of 3 years in relevant fields;
2) extensive knowledge of earth science, particularly atmospheric and hydrologic processes, global weather/climate modeling, and quantitative analysis and uncertainty quantification;
3) excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Job location

Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

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  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research
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  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
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