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[Met-jobs] Postdoc position in understanding the zonally asymmetric circulation response to global warming

From "Lu, Jian" <>
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Date Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:45:57 +0000

Postdoctoral Scientist – Modeling the zonally asymmetric circulation response to global warming


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist to conduct innovative research in climate dynamics regarding the monsoonal and stationary circulation response to global warming.


Despite recent progress in understanding the zonal mean circulation and hydrological cycle response to global warming, our confidence in regional climate projections from state-of-the-art climate models remains poor. The selected candidate will work with a team of PNNL scientists on theories, diagnostic frameworks, and hierarchical modeling studies to advance understanding of the monsoon circulation response to climate change to build confidence in the projections of hydrological changes at regional scales. In particular, the candidate will implement an idealized, hierarchical modeling framework with simplified physics and/or simple representation of land-sea configuration and topography to understand the three-dimensional aspects of the tropical circulation, especially those associated with monsoon. Hypothesis-driven analysis of the CMIP5 and CMIP6 data archive will also be performed as part of the project.


The position is for two years and renewable contingent upon performance. The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in atmospheric dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, climate modeling, or related fields. Experiences in idealized mechanistic modeling and diagnostics for theoretical understanding will be considered favorably during the evaluation. Applications should include:


·      Cover letter describing the applicant’s research experience and interests.

·      Curriculum vitae with a list of publications in refereed journals.

·      Names and addresses of three references.


Interested candidates may send further inquiries to Ruby Leung ( or Jian Lu (


To apply, please visit or visit and search for job ID 304743.



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