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[Met-jobs] Post-doc Position at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 9 Jun 2015 10:59:34 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

An immediate opening exists for a post-doc to help
with California drought activities, at Scripps Institution
of Oceanography in La Jolla. Sent by Kelly Redmond
at Western Regional Climate Center, Reno Nevada, on behalf
of and as part of the California-Nevada Applications Program,
a NOAA RISA project, who will participate in oversight of this
position along with Scripps.

Post-doctoral fellow opportunity on California and Sierra Nevada drought.
Host: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA.
Deadline: Available immediately, applications will be received until filled.

California, the Sierra Nevada, and western Nevada are experiencing a
fourth year of drought, in many respects the worst or among the worst
droughts in this region’s recorded history. This event has motivated
efforts to better understand the physical causes and social and
environmental impacts of drought in the varied geographic and
climatological settings within this area, and to improve adaptation and
mitigation outcomes in different economic sectors. The successful
candidate will work closely to learn from decision makers in the region,
informed by past findings and by ongoing and planned stakeholder
interactions. Active involvement is expected in all these time frames.
The position is supported by the National Integrated Drought Information
System (NIDIS) and will be managed by the California-Nevada Applications
Program (CNAP), one of a dozen teams nationwide funded by NOAA under the
Regional Integrated Sciences and Applications (RISA) Program. CNAP has
core centers at Scripps and at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno.

In conjunction with the CNAP team, the post-doc will help coordinate the
maintenance and potential expansion of user engagement activities. These
include translation and interpretation of the current state of climate
science pertinent to this area, usage of and access to observations,
status of monitoring, knowledge of regional climate and its variability,
and any other information about climate, to assist in management and
planning. The post-doc will organize stakeholder meetings, webinars and
other outreach efforts to extend attention to those less well served by
present programs and institutions, such as small water systems with
limited resources. The candidate is expected to be familiar with the
many different types of impacts of drought found throughout the affected
area, and the cultural and social context that influences preparation
and response to drought. The candidate must have a familiarity with
climate variability, the physical and social landscape of California and
the surrounding region as well as national trends in environmental
science and policy. Strong organizational and communications skills are
required, as well as the ability to interact comfortably with a very
wide range of audiences to generate sustained dialog. The applicant must
be willing and able to travel throughout California and Nevada to engage
stakeholders.

Candidates must have a completed doctoral degree, in the field of
climate or related physical science, or in the social sciences with a
very strong emphasis on climate. Further information can be obtained
from Drs. Julie Kalansky ( <jkalansky@ucsd.edu> , 858-534-3327), Dr. Dan
Cayan ( <dcayan@ucsd.edu> , 858-534-4507) or Dr. Kelly Redmond (
<kelly.redmond@dri.edu> , 775-674- 7011). Applications must include a
cover letter and statement of drought or climate related experience and
background, c.v., and references. Please direct these to Dr. Kalansky
via email or surface mail at address Scripps Institution of
Oceanography, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, Department 0224, La Jolla, CA
92093-0224. The position includes standard UCSD post-doc benefits.



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