Ed Lorenz Postdoctoral Fellows in the Mathematics of Climate
The Mathematics and Climate Research Network is a nationwide NSF
funded initiative. Our goal is to define, develop and solve
mathematical problems that arise in climate science. A number of
postdoctoral positions will be available starting in Summer or Fall,
2011. The successful applicants will be known as Ed Lorenz
Postdoctoral Fellows in the Mathematics of Climate and will have an
affiliation with one of the network nodes. The topics of research
will range from seaice processes to paleoclimate studies and data
assimilation in climate models. The network has twelve funded nodes
and a number of other collaborating institutions. For more details,
see www.mathclimate.org.
The postdoctoral fellows will be based at the nodes indicated below.
There will be considerable interaction possible with other network
members through weekly webbased seminars and working groups. The
network encourages and will support extended visits by postdocs to
other nodes
All interested recent PhDs are encouraged to apply. There are two
steps necessary for a complete application: (1) posting materials to
mathjobs.org (cover letter, CV, research statement and 3 letters of
recommendation), and (2) completing a short questionnaire to be found
at: jobs.mathclimate.org.
The specific positions with areas of focus, primary locations and
postdoctoral mentors as well as institution relevant information are
given below. Salaries will be competitive. The postdocs are multiyear
and starting times will all be sometime Summer or Fall, 2011. Teaching
one course per year will be an option in most positions.
Arizona State University (School of Mathematical and Statistical
Sciences), Data assimilation and large complex models of the
atmosphere. Mentors: Eric Kostelich and Alex Mahalov
Bowdoin College (Department of Mathematics), Dynamical systems in
climate process models and paleoclimate. Mentors: Mary Lou Zeeman and
Dick McGehee (Minnesota)
New York University (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences),
Southern Ocean, sea ice, Antarctic ice sheet, and regional
atmospheric modeling.Mentor: David Holland
University of Chicago (Department of Geosciences), Modeling and
analysis of climate processes such as water vapor and cloud feedback,
atmospheric circulation, land and sea ice including applications to
past climate, and modeling of carbon cycle fluctuations on varying
time scales. Mentors: Pam Martin, Ray Pierrehumbert, Dorian Abbot and
Mary Silber (Northwestern)
University of Utah (Department of Mathematics), Analysis of sea ice
through modeling, computation, and methods of applied mathematics and
physics. Field trips to the Arctic or Antarctic potentially part of
postdoctoral work. Mentor: Ken Golden
University of Vermont (Department of Mathematics and Statistics),
Development of data assimilation methods and implementation on climate
models, both conceptual and global. Mentors: Chris Danforth and Chris
Jones (UNCCH)
University of Washington (Department of Applied Mathematics), Analysis
of historical climate data using linear and nonlinear time series
techniques. Mentors: KaKit Tung and Dave Camp (CalpolySLO)
Each of the universities involved is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women,
underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups, and from people
with disabilities. Reviewing of applications will begin on Jan 20,
2011 but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions
are filled.
To apply, go to https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/2685 or search at
mathjobs.org with “climate” (without quotes) as subject area
Ana Maria Mancho
Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Serrano 121
28006 Madrid
Spain
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Ph +34 91 5616800 ext 942408
Fax +34 91 5854894
http://www.mat.csic.es/ana.mancho
