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OEOD-6643 Earth Systems Science
Climate Dynamics
 
Postdoctoral Scholar 04/28/14 12/30/14
OEOD-6644 Earth Systems Science
MSAT
 
Postdoctoral Scholar 04/28/14 12/30/14
OEOD-6637 Earth Systems Science
SC/DA
 
Postdoctoral Scholar 04/28/14 12/30/14
OEOD-6636 Earth Systems Science
SC/DA
 
Postdoctoral Scholar 04/28/14 12/30/14



School of Physical Sciences
Department of Earth System Science

Climate Dynamics

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar

The Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks a postdoctoral research scholar to work on climate variability on different time scales (ranging from multidecadal to daily).  The project is focused on forcing and dynamical feedback between the wintertime atmospheric circulation and other components of the climate system such as sea ice, the ocean and land surface.  We use observations, including reanalysis data, and a hierarchy of models, both statistical and dynamical, including Global Climate Models (GCMs). Collaborations are encouraged with other groups in the growing climate focus at UC Irvine.

Requirements:  Scientists with a strong background in large-scale atmospheric dynamics and possessing excellent climate modeling (GCM), computational and statistical skills are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have modeling experience and a strong programming background (in Matlab for example).  A PhD in atmospheric or related sciences is required. The initial appointment is for one year.  Renewal of appointment is based on performance and available funding. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure:  Please send a CV with the names of three references to:
Prof. Gudrun Magnusdottir
Dept. of Earth System Science
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3100
or by email to gudrun@uci.edu
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
(OEOD-6643)
Post: 04/28-2014, Close: 12/31-2014



School of Physical Sciences
Department of Earth System Science

multi-scale atmospheric simulation techniques

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar

The Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine, is looking for two postdoctoral scholars interested in using new multi-scale atmospheric simulation techniques (cloud superparameterization) to better understand the basic dynamics, intrinsic predictability, and climate sensitivity of (1) convectively coupled modes of atmospheric variability (such as the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Central US summertime mesoscale convective systems) and (2) land-atmosphere Hydrologic coupling.

The term of appointment is for one year, renewable for at least a second year, subject to approval and availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with experience. Positions are not entirely project specific, but applicants who can demonstrate research relevance to the above topics are preferred. Start dates are flexible and could begin as early as June, 2014.

Required:Applicants should have a PhD in geography, ecology, or earth system science.  Computational fluency in Fortran90 and standard UNIX scripting languages is preferred. Applicants who already have or are eager to grow any of the following technical skills are especially encouraged:
  • Understanding of (and ability to modify) physical parameterizations in the NCAR Community Atmosphere Model and Community Land Model.
  • Applying a climate model in weather prediction mode using atmospheric data assimilation (e.g. with the CAM-Data Assimilation Research Testbed).
  • High performance software engineering, such as GPU acceleration or petascale optimization of massively parallel MPI/OpenMP code.
The Department of Earth System Science at UCI is a highly interdisciplinary environment with faculty expertise in many components of the Earth System, including modeling atmospheric physics and terrestrial hydrology. Living in Irvine means enjoying Southern California sunshine, a cap-and-trade carbon economy, and nearby Laguna & Newport Beaches (for surfing), Los Angeles (for hipster culture), and Palm Springs / Joshua Tree (for desert solace).
Application Procedure:  Please submit electronically: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a publication list, (3) a brief cover letter (no more than 1 page) describing research interests, and (4) the names of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference. Applications should be received prior to June 15, 2014 and can be sent directly to:
Dr. Mike Pritchard at mspritch@uci.edu
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
(OEOD-6644)
Post: 04/28-2014, Close: 12/31-2014



School of Physical Sciences
Department of Earth System Science

Scientific Computing/Data Analysis

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar

The Climate and Scientific Computing group at in the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine (http://www.ess.uci.edu/~zender/) seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar with enthusiasm for applying advanced computing techniques to global environmental problems. We develop software to analyze climate model and satellite data measurements in order to improve understanding of Earth’s climate. The candidate will incorporate and optimize geospatial features and parallelism in the netCDF Operators (NCO, nco.sf.net), a scientific data analysis toolkit written in C/C++ and ANTLR.  Possible research topics include novel heuristics for hyperslabbing and computing statistics on irregular spatial grids, improved chunking algorithms, and parallelized work-flows. Candidate will disseminate results in peer-reviewed journals and topical meetings.

Required: PhD degree in computer science, atmospheric science, engineering, physics, mathematics, or a related discipline. Strong skills in free-software C/C++ development (Autoconf, GCC) in UNIX/Linux environments. Skill at written and verbal communication.

Desired: Knowledge of atmospheric science, chemistry, oceanography or engineering. Knowledge of data storage standards (netCDF, HDF), geospatial tools (WKT/GEOS/PostGIS), and parallel programming and message passing (OpenMP, MPI).

Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Rank and salary are based on qualifications and available funding. Benefits package included.

Application Procedure:  Send PDF-format statement of career objectives, CV, and contact information for three references to:
Professor Charlie Zender (zender@uci.edu)
Departments of Earth System Science and of Computer Science
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
(OEOD-6637)
Post: 04/28-2014, Close: 12/31-2014



School of Physical Sciences
Department of Earth System Science

Scientific Computing/Data Analysis

Position: Specialist

Programmer in Specialist Series needed for Scientific Computing/Data Analysis
The Climate and Scientific Computing group at in the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine (http://www.ess.uci.edu/~zender/) seeks to fill a position in the Specialist series for a full-time programmer with enthusiasm for applying advanced computing techniques to global environmental problems. We develop software to analyze climate model and satellite data measurements in order to improve understanding of Earth’s climate. The candidate will: Improve robustness, optimize, document, and extend features of the netCDF Operators (NCO, nco.sf.net), a scientific data analysis toolkit written in C/C++ and ANTLR. Incorporate geospatial features and parallelism into NCO. Help graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists use NCO.  Track project progress towards milestones and deliverables. Update and maintain project web site. Perform system administration on GNU/Linux platforms. Evaluate, purchase, install and configure computer hardware and peripheral devices.

Required: BS degree, or equivalent experience, in computer science, atmospheric science, engineering, physics, mathematics, or a related discipline. Strong skills in free-software C/C++ development (Autoconf, GCC) in UNIX/Linux environments. Skill at written and verbal communication.

Desired: MS degree. Knowledge of atmospheric science, chemistry, oceanography or engineering. Knowledge of data storage standards (netCDF, HDF), geospatial tools (WKT/GEOS/PostGIS), and parallel programming and message passing (OpenMP, MPI).

Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Rank and salary are based on qualifications and available funding. Benefits package included.

Send PDF-format statement of career objectives, CV, and contact information for three references to:
Professor Charlie Zender (zender@uci.edu)
Departments of Earth System Science and of Computer Science
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
(OEOD-6636)
Post: 04/28-2014, Close: 12/31-2014





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OEOD-6711 Institute IGB
Institute for Genomics & Bioinformatics
Various
 
Postdoctoral Scholar 06/11/14 07/11/14



IGB
Institute for Genomics & Bioinformatics

Computer Science

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar

The Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics and the Department of Computer Science at UC Irvine has a full-time postdoctoral scholar position available in the area of mathematical methods for machine learning and computational science. The successful application will conduct research in Professor Eric Mjolsness’s research group and their responsibilities will include conducting basic research on high-level mathematical languages and new mathematical methods for modeling complex datasets, including gene expression data, spatiotemporal data, and relational data.

Further responsibilities include research presentations and technical writing, as well as collaborating with graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty in the department.

Requirements:  It is preferred that applicants should have strong research experience, publications and broad knowledge in the foregoing fields of research. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, the physical sciences, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, or a closely-related discipline. Strong mathematical skills are required. Strong software experience including both numerical and symbolic programming and computer algebra is preferred.

The salary range for this position will be commensurate with training and experience. The appointment will initially be for a one-year period with extensions to additional years possible subject to availability of funding.
To Apply: Applications must be submitted online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02313
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
(OEOD-6711)
Post: 06/11-2014, Close: 07/11-2014