Postdoctoral Research Positions in Ozone Hole – Climate Dynamics


Applications are invited for multiple postdoctoral associate or research scientist positions as part of new multi-institutional, NSF-funded Frontiers of Earth System Dynamics, project to examine the impact of the ozone hole on the climate of the Southern Hemisphere.  This project involves the use of a hierarchy of numerical experiments to explore the coupling between atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, ocean circulation and biogeochemistry, and the cryosphere, and brings together scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Columbia University (CU), Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

There are currently openings for postdoctoral research positions at MIT, CU, and JHU in three general areas:  (1) Atmosphere-ocean-ice coupling, based at MIT; (2) Stratosphere-troposphere-chemistry coupling, based at CU; and (3) Ocean circulation and biogeochemistry, based at JHU.   While based at one of three above institutions, the successful candidates will have opportunities to interact and work with scientists at all four institutions. 

An ideal candidate will be a creative independent thinker with a Ph.D. in atmospheric or oceanic sciences, but applicants in related fields will also be closely considered.   Experience with climate or general circulation models and knowledge in at least one of the following areas is advantageous:  Stratospheric dynamics and chemistry, stratosphere-troposphere coupling, ocean circulation and biogeochemistry, and sea-ice dynamics.


Further information the project and positions about can be obtained from Darryn Waugh (, John Marshall (, or Lorenzo Polvani (


Consideration of applications will begin March 1, 2014. Applications can only be submitted electronically through Interfolio To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae (with your email address), names and emails of three or more references, and a brief research plan.


MIT, CU, and JHU are equal opportunities/affirmative action employers. Applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged. MIT, CU and JHU are nonsmoking environments.