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The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applicants for a postdoctoral research position in the area of regional climate model (RCM) evaluation.

Dr. Duane Waliser will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the JPL advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature.

The successful applicant will join a research team at JPL/Caltech focused on the use of satellite and other observations to evaluate and improve RCMs. Immediate emphasis is on the continued development and application of our Regional Climate Model Evaluation System (RCMES; see rcmes.jpl.nasa.gov). Specific applications include the U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA) and the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX).

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in atmospheric or ocean sciences, or a closely related field. They should have a strong background in atmosphere or ocean modeling and/or data analysis. Experience with regional climate modeling and with the application of satellite data products to model evaluation is desirable. Expertise in areas such as the hydrological cycle, weather extremes, and climate variability, as well as software development and data science are also desirable. The appointments are contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.

Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed up to a maximum duration of three years.