September 2012
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[Met-jobs] Post-Doc Position with CIRES/ WWA/ RISA (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:22:40 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

CIRES/ Western Water Assessment Research Associate

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Western Water Assessment
(WWA) Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program (RISA)
invites applications for a Research Associate (Postdoctoral researcher)
to lead an effort to translate climate science into conservation
decision-making and to evaluate use of climate information by land
managers. This position is part of a project entitled "Building Climate
Science into Land and Water Conservation Planning and Decision-Making in
the American Southwest," a collaborative effort with the Climate
Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) RISA at the University of Arizona,
and The Nature Conservancy.

The successful applicant will analyze general circulation model (GCM)
and downscaled output in order to help apply relevant climate projection
information to habitat and species conservation planning. Experience
accessing, manipulating, and analyzing GCM output is required, along
with at least some familiarity with downscaling methodologies.

The successful applicant will be located at the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration/Physical Sciences Division (NOAA/PSD) in the
David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, and will therefore be required
to obtain a NOAA clearance at the outset of the appointment. Desired
start date for this position is September 2012. Two years of funding are
available for this position.
Additional Posting Description
Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications)
--A recent Ph.D. in climate science, atmospheric science, meteorology,
hydrology, or a related field. Proof of degree will be required at time
of hire.
--Experience analyzing, manipulating and applying GCM output
--Interest in applying climate science and climate projections to
conservation and natural resource management
Desired Qualifications
--Understanding of terrestrial processes and land-climate feedbacks
--Familiarity with downscaling methods including statistical methods and
the use of regional climate models
--Experience working with NGOs, government agencies and/or others
involved in natural resource management and species conservation
--Willingness to travel throughout the Southwest
--Ability to speak to diverse non-academic audiences about complex topics

Questions may be directed to:
William R. Travis
CIRES and Department of Geography
University of Colorado <>
Eric Gordon <>

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