Jobs/funding opportunities

Here you can check out available open positions, funding and training opportunities.

Jobs

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Postdoc Position on Internal Gravity Waves and Ocean Mixing, University of Michigan, USA (open positions until filled)

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2-year Postdoc Delta Transport Processes Laboratory, TU Delft, The Netherlands (deadline: 15 January 2022)

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Multiple Postdoc positions on AI and atmospheric dynamics, Rice University, USA (deadline: 1 December)

The Rice University Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group (http://pedram.rice.edu/) has multiple postdoc and PhD positions in the following two areas (and at their intersection):

1) Applications of machine learning (ML) to improve the modeling and prediction of atmospheric processes, climate variability, and weather extremes,

2) Understanding the dynamics and future changes of the extratropical, large-scale atmospheric circulation variability, with a particular focus on blocking events and annular modes.

Regarding (1), one topic of particular interest is developing new subgrid-scale parameterizations for atmospheric gravity waves by leveraging high-resolution simulations, observational data, and novel ML techniques. This project is part of two multi-disciplinary collaborative initiatives involving several US and international teams: DataWave (https://datawaveproject.github.io/) and CSSI-GW (https://cssi-gws.github.io/index.html).

Regarding (2), the main interest is in using hierarchical modeling and novel approaches to analyzing eddy-mean flow interactions and deriving scaling laws to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamical mechanisms of blocking events and annular modes, and their future changes under climate change. This work is supported by a recent NSF CAREER award https://news.rice.edu/2021/04/21/pedram-hassanzadeh-wins-nsf-career-award-2/.

Postdoc applicants: For more information about the two research areas and the application process, please see “Postdoc Positions” at http://pedram.rice.edu/available-positions/. The start date is flexible (but should be before September 1, 2022). Applications that are received by Dec. 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

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A 18-month postdoc position for project RACE (Rapid Arctic environmental Changes: implications for well-being, resilience and Evolution of Arctic communities), France (deadline: 1 December)

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2-year postdoctoral position on Air-Sea Exchanges at Oceanic Fine Scales, Laboratory for Ocean Physics and Satellite remote sensing, France (deadline: open position until filled)

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Postdoctoral Opportunities at the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture, Yale University, USA (open positions until filled)

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Several Postdoctoral Fellowships at Caltech, USA (deadline: 1 December)

Several postdoctoral fellowships are available at Caltech. Applications are solicited from across the environmental and Earth sciences, including the atmosphere, ocean, and climate sciences:

Foster and Coco Stanback Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in global environmental science beginning in the fall of 2022. The intent of the program is to support innovative and creative early career scientists working in global environmental science, including areas such as biogeochemistry, glaciology, paleo-climatology, and the atmosphere and ocean sciences, and to nurture the careers of exceptional individuals who contribute to building the diversity and inclusivity of the scientific enterprise.

The fellowship is funded in part by an endowment provided by Foster and Coco Stanback. It carries an annual stipend of $63,500 plus a research expense fund of $5,000 and up to $1,500 for one-way travel costs to Pasadena. The duration of the appointment is normally two years, contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree and good progress in the first year. Fellows are eligible to participate in Caltech’s benefit programs, including health and dental programs. The Stanback Fellow will be hosted by one or more division professors (designated by the Chair) who will provide both financial support and mentorship.

To be eligible for the Stanback, candidates should have received their Ph.D. no earlier than April 1, 2021, except in exceptional circumstances.

Materials in support of an application should include curriculum vitae, list of publications, a one-page statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. Complete applications including letters of reference are due at https://applications.caltech.edu/jobs/stanback by December 1, 2021.

Texaco and the O.K. Earl Postdoctoral Fellowships

The California Institute of Technology will offer two fellowships in Geological and Planetary Sciences beginning in the fall of 2022. The O.K. Earl and Texaco Postdoctoral Fellowships are awards funded by endowments from Orrin K. Earl, Jr. and the Texaco Philanthropic Foundation. The Texaco and O.K. Earl fellowships have been established to support the research of scientists typically within two years after receipt of the Ph.D. The goals of the program are to identify and support innovative and creative work in the earth and planetary sciences, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary work, and to nurture the careers of exceptional individuals who contribute to building the diversity and inclusivity of the scientific enterprise. Applicants with training in physics, chemistry, biology, or computer sciences are urged to apply. The Division is currently active in geobiology, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, petrology, seismology, environmental science and engineering, and atmospheric and planetary sciences.

Each of these three fellowships carries an annual stipend of $63,500 plus a research expense fund of $5,000 and up to $1,500 for one-way travel costs to Pasadena. The duration of the appointment is normally two years, contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree and good progress in the first year. Fellows are eligible to participate in Caltech’s benefit programs, including health and dental programs. It is expected that the fellowship recipient be hosted by one or more division professors (designated by the Chair) who will provide both financial support and mentorship.

Materials in support of an application should include curriculum vitae, list of publications, a one-page statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. Complete applications including letters of reference are due at https://applications.caltech.edu/jobs/gpspd by December 1, 2021.

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1- year Postdoctoral position, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA (open position until filled)

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Postdoctoral position, University of California, Davis and Berkeley Lab, USA (open until filled)

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Funding opportunities

Name of program  Funding agency What is funded  Who can apply Deadline 
Personal overseas grant PhD and Post Doc NFR Travel & accommodation (3-12 months) PhD/Post Doc financed by NFR open-ended
DNSZ Seed funding DNSZ Travel & accommodation to CAU/GEOMAR in Kiel PhD students June & December
IIASA Young Scientist Summer Program IIASA/NFR Travel & accommodation (3 months) PhD students January
ERASMUS+ EC Mobility within ERASMUS network PhD students variable
The Aurora and DAAD Mobility Programmes NFR Travel & accommodation to France/Germany Researchers & PhD students September
Arctic Field Grant (AFG) NFR Funding for fieldwork in Svalbard PhD & master students November
Support for events NFR Support to organise conferences, workshops and seminars Researchers & PhD students open-ended
Student Entrepreneurship NFR Support to students with business ideas which have potential to be commercialized PhD & master students March

*Programs may not have open calls every year, and deadlines may be variable. Check the website of the funding program for updated information*