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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER: Paleoclimate & Climate Modeling

The Rice University Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences department seeks a postdoctoral researcher in paleoclimate and climate modeling.  The researcher will work with Dr. Sylvia Dee in the newly-forming Climate, Water & Energy lab @ Rice. This fully funded researcher will be expected to address problems in tropical climate changes and ENSO dynamics over the last 2000 years. The initial project is pre-defined (contact Dr. Dee for details), but the postdoc will have flexibility in choosing additional research directions.

This position requires a strong background in climate science & modeling, as well as big data methods for managing paleoclimate archives.  Experience in numerical/statistical, and geospatial modeling is required.

Additional requirements:

  • Advanced programming in Python
  • Advanced programming in Matlab
  • Basic command of Fortran
  • Experience with climate model output, (preferably NCAR CESM) analysis and visualization
  • Background in ENSO and Last Millennium climate dynamics
  • Experience working with paleoclimate data assimilation products (LMR, PHYDA) is a plus
  • Experience with high performance computing

The start date for this position is flexible, but January 2019 is preferred and we intend to fill the position immediately.  If interested, please send the following materials in a single PDF to

  • C.V. including publications
  • 1-2 page research statement which summarizes of relevant Ph.D. work and interests
  • Names & contact information for 3 academic references

This position is full-time and benefits eligible.  For more information and for any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact