Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (https://eesi.psu.edu) invites applications for multiple Postdoctoral Scholar positions in climate and climate change research, broadly construed. Successful candidates will join a multi-institutional and transdisciplinary research team with interests in basic climate science, climate risk management, multisector dynamics, and climate data products development, as well as climate change translation and outreach. The work of the team is supported both internally (https://clima.psu.edu, https://psirc.psu.edu) and by external awards from multiple federal agencies, including NOAA (https://midatlanticrisa.org), DOE (https://pches.psu.edu), and NSF (https://viff.psu.edu). Within the scope of this portfolio, selected postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunity to participate in the co-design of research projects that support their scholarly interests and professional goals.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. atmospheric science, oceanography, geography, geosciences, statistics, applied math, engineering, computer science, economics, ecology, etc.) by the effective date of employment. Competitive candidates will have strong computational and quantitative skills, familiarity with climate datasets, and a clear orientation toward transdisciplinary collaboration. Proficiency in one or more relevant programming languages (e.g. R, Python, NCL, Julia, Fortran) and evidence of effective scholarly communication are both essential. Experience working in a high-performance computing environment is also desirable.
Applications must be submitted online and should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, both submitted as PDF files. The cover letter (maximum 1 page) should succinctly describe your background and specific interest in this opportunity. The curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages) should focus on the elements of your educational record, research experience, technical skills, and scholarly output most relevant for the position, including links to online resources whenever possible. Additional supporting materials may be requested from candidates who are selected for further review.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Initial appointment will be for a period of 12 months with excellent possibility of renewal contingent upon availability of funding and successful evaluation of performance.
For further information about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Robert Nicholas (email@example.com).
The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.
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