Vacancies

On this page you will find selected vacancies that are related to climate and atmospheric sciences.

Funded PhD Project on The role of ozone in sub-seasonal to seasonal weather prediction

This studentship is open to students from the UK and ECMWF member states.

Sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) weather prediction has received growing attention from both the research and application communities due to its importance for decision-making in sectors including water, agriculture and food security, disaster risk reduction and insurance, and finance. This forecast range between weather forecasts and seasonal outlooks was long considered to be a ‘predictability desert’ showing little forecast skill. However, recent research has helped identify sources of predictability on this time scale and along with advances in observation and modelling tools now provides a great opportunity to improve forecast skill.

This PhD project will focus on one of the most important of the identified sources of predictability – the stratosphere. Because stratospheric ozone can provide long-term memory of dynamical disturbances through radiative feedbacks, there is growing interest from the numerical weather prediction community to understand how the inclusion of stratospheric ozone variability may help to improve S2S forecast skill. To investigate this potential, this PhD project will study the impact of a recently developed ozone scheme in the forecast system used at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECWMF), quantify its radiative impacts and effect on forecast skills at different timescales, and explore the dynamical mechanisms that ultimately lead to the stratosphere influencing surface weather. In addition, the PhD student will have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of the ozone scheme to further improve forecast skill.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants should hold or expect to gain a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor degree and/or a Master degree at the merit level (or equivalent) in meteorology, physics, mathematics, or closely related environmental or computational sciences. Strong computer and programming skills will be an advantage.

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(posted: 25 June 2021)


Various PhD/ Post-doc positions in the reserach programme “The Tropopause Region in a Changing Climate”

The Tropopause Region in a Changing Climate will be funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, starting 1 July 2021.
If you are looking for a PhD position, a student assistant job or a Postdoc
opportunity, you can find a wide range of topics at the seven collaborating
institutions: From laboratory and wind tunnel to field measurements,
complex theoretical projects especially with aerosol-chemical and
dynamical topics as well as their embedment in Earth system modelling on
different scales.

Find out more at https://tpchange.de/open-positions/

The research programme
Climate change is without doubt the most urging global problem of the near future and climate projections are of enormous political and socioeconomic relevance. Such estimates are highly dependent on the accurate  representation of the atmospheric dynamics, chemical composition, aerosol loading, cirrus clouds and circulation feedbacks in the altitude region of 10 km to 20 km, the upper-troposphere/lower stratosphere (UTLS) region.


However, knowledge about even the present day global distribution of key constituents that are of relevance for climate in this region, such as water vapour, ozone, ice particles, and aerosols is surprisingly incomplete. The complexity of this region is a result of the coupling of processes from the nano- or micrometer scale, e.g. atmospheric aerosol formation, turbulence and mixing to the regional and planetary scale.


In the new Collaborative Research Centre TPChange we will identify, disentangle, and quantify dynamical, microphysical, and aerosol-chemical processes that are relevant for the UTLS composition and its role in climate. This will be achieved by field measurements, laboratory studies, theoretical approaches, and multiscale numerical modelling. Based on an improved process understanding, we will develop parametrisations of relevant small-scale processes to improve state of the art climate models and to better quantify the impact of UTLS processes on composition and dynamics and on Earth‘s future climate.

(Posted on 11 June 2021)


2-year postdoctoral researcher position in regional ocean modeling (198984) | NORCE

NORCE climate is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated climate scientist to work in the recently funded BioDiversa project EASMO – EAStern Tropical Pacific reef fish on the MOve: reorganization of biodiversity and societal consequences.

NORCE Climate conducts basic and applied research on the climate system, on anthropogenic climate change and its impact on societies, and on the feasibility of climate change mitigation options. NORCE Climate is one of the four partners of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, which is the largest climate research centre in the Scandinavian countries and among the leading centres in Europe.

Project/ task description

Species are “on the move” throughout the planet escaping hostile climatic conditions. These movements have advanced four times faster in the ocean than on land, causing dramatic ecosystem-level changes and redistributing fishery resources across borders. These have major implications for ecology, food security, and governance. EASMO is an exciting research endeavour that will investigate the impact of climate change on the distribution of reef fish throughout the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. Given the transdisciplinary and transnational nature of this research, EASMO brings together leading researchers in different disciplines from Germany, Australia, Colombia, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, UK and USA. Researchers from Norway will develop research on the physical and biogeochemical drivers of climate change impacting reef fish distribution in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.

The candidate’s role will be to develop high-resolution regional climate information, particularly oceanographic changes, and assess future changes in drivers associated with reef fish distribution in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. The position is for a period of 2-years (with a possibility for extension).

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Deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2021

www.jobbnorge.no


World View Position Opening: Director, Stratospheric Sciences Group

World View is currently seeking an individual to lead the efforts of our brand-new Stratospheric Science Group. The Stratospheric Science Group leads our efforts in understanding and mastering all aspects of the stratosphere’s winds, climate, and environment. This individual will lead and build out a team, while directing all technical aspects of stratospheric research and partnering with other teams for launch and in-flight forecasting. A qualified applicant for this position should have established expertise in stratospheric dynamics and environments, both numerical weather forecasting and atmospheric research. Demonstrated atmospheric group leadership experience, a high level of creativity and strategic experience in developing operational meteorology capabilities are also key requirements to this position.

Qualified applicants for this role ideally should have 10+ years of experience in atmospheric science research/forecasting/or operational meteorology, including 3+ years leading an atmospheric sciences/operational meteorology group. A minimum of a MS is required, but a PhD in atmospheric sciences or a closely related science field is preferred.

This opportunity is for US Citizens only, as this individual must be available to obtain security clearance.

For more information on this opportunity and to apply, please reach out to Ian Ambrosio (ecaps1627898786.weiv1627898786dlrow1627898786@oiso1627898786rbmai1627898786), and take a look at the job posting on the World View Website listed below.

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(posted: August 2020)


Scientist – Earth System Diagnostics
at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forcasts (ECMWF)

This position is in the Diagnostics team, within the Evaluation Section of the Forecast Department. The Diagnostics team brings dynamical and physical insight to the understanding of forecast performance and model climate. It carries out a range of activities, including numerical experiments and case studies, to identify and investigate model performance issues. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and use of new diagnostic tools to address the increasing complexity of ECMWF’s state-of-the-art Earth system model.

Apply until 10 February 2020

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Assistant Professor – Environmental Engineering Atmosphere and Air Quality
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

The Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in environmental engineering working at the interface of atmospheric science, air quality, and sustainability.

We seek outstanding applicants with a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, atmospheric chemistry, or related environmental/engineering disciplines and demonstrated ability to conduct research, to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to mentor students. Applicants will be expected to develop an innovative, independent, and externally-funded research program that addresses topics such as those identified in the recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report “Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges.” Relevant research areas include, but are not limited to, design of novel air quality control techniques, air quality modeling and analysis, and sensor development and deployment. Teaching expectations include existing or new courses in air quality modeling, air pollution control systems, instrumental methods and design, or other courses in our ABET-accredited Environmental Engineering program relevant to research interests. Applicants possessing or having the background necessary to obtain a Professional Engineering license are especially desired.

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(posted: January 2020)


Physicist or atmospheric scientist at German Aerospace Center (DLR) :

Development of methods for wind and aerosol retrievals of the satellite wind lidar on Aeolus

The Earth Explorer wind lidar mission Aeolus from ESA was successfully launched into space on August 22nd, 2018, and carries the first Wind-Lidar worldwide. DLR’s Institute of Atmospheric Physics plays a leading role within the Aeolus Data Innovation and Science Cluster (DISC), a consortium consisting of 10 international partners supporting ESA in providing high quality atmospheric wind measurements. DISC activities include monitoring of the instrument and the data products, advancement of algorithms and processors as well as impact experiments with numerical models for weather prediction. The main task of this position is the development of methods to support the reprocessing of wind and aerosol products from Aeolus and the assessment of its quality.

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(posted: November 2019)


PostDoc position at NCAR for Asian Monsoon UTLS transport studies

NCAR/ACOM is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to work on the Asian Summer Monsoon Chemical Climate Impact Project (ACCLIP). ACCLIP is a NSF funded project to investigate the Asian Summer Monsoon impact on UTLS composition, including an airborne field campaign in Summer 2020 based from Japan.

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(posted: July 2019)


Projektstelle (½ E13, bis 28.2.2021) beim Deutschen Wetterdienst am Meteorologischen Observatorium Hohenpeißenberg, Germany

Validierung von Ozonprofilen aus Satellitenmessungen von GOME-2 und IASI Instrumenten auf den Metop A,B und C Satelliten von EUMETSAT im Rahmen der Atmospheric Composition Satellite Application Facility (AC-SAF, https://acsaf.org)

½ Stelle E13 TVÖD, 19.5 Wochenstunden, sofort zu besetzen, befristet bis 28.2.2021.
Projektverlängerung um weitere 5 Jahre wird derzeit angestrebt.
Dienstort: Meteorologisches Observatorium Hohenpeißenberg, Deutschland. Heimarbeit grundsätzlich

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(posted: May 2019)


PhD position in Atmosphere and Climate dynamics in the Atmospheric Chemistry group at ETH Zurich

The research project aims at better understanding the role of ozone-climate interactions in the climate system, with focus on Northern Hemisphere (NH) climate variability and change.

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(posted: April 2019)


PhD position in Atmospheric Physics 
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
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Apply before April 22, 2019.


Postdoctoral Scientist (W053)

Within the DFG project GWING (Gravity Wave Interactions in the Global Atmosphere) part of the MS-GWaves (Multi-Scale Dynamics of Gravity Waves) Research Unit, we are looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist (W053) with a strong background in atmospheric modelling and analysis, numerical mathematics, or computational science. Within the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System”, the successful applicant will work with the atmospheric general circulation model ICON. His/her tasks will be the further development and analysis of a gravity wave (GW) permitting version of ICON covering the atmosphere from the surface to the lower thermosphere. The analysis will focus on the role of GWs for sudden stratospheric warmings and for circulation changes under climate change. The task will be performed in close collaboration with partners from the German weather service (DWD) and several other German research institutions. More information on the project is provided at:

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Applications received prior to 15 February 2019 will receive full consideration, but the positions will remain open until filled. The starting date is negotiable, but can be immediately.

For further information, please contact Dr Hauke Schmidt (hauke.schmidt (at)mpimet.mpg.de).


Research scientist position & post-doc position at NOAA Global Monitoring Division (GMD):

Both positions are part of the GMD Global Radiation (G-Rad) Group that is responsible for, among other things, the surface radiation measurements of the SURFRAD, SolRad, and GMD Baseline Observatory networks, many of which contribute data to BSRN.

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

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Executive Director
International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland
Announcement ISSI Executive Director
Apply before 30 September 2018.


Post-doc or PhD position in in Earth Observations / System Engineer
Reading University, United Kingdom
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Apply before 14 September 2018.


Post-doc or PhD position in Global Atmospheric Dispersion, Aerosols, and Chemistry
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Canada
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Vacancy posted on Aug 3 2018


Research Assistant/Associate – Early Career Scientists – Mid-Career Scientists  Opportunities

The team at PNNL is launching a major recruiting effort, searching for 10-15 researchers at all career stages, immediately. We’re looking for scientists from early career to senior level to build, lead, and contribute to projects spanning the atmospheric, climate, and Earth system sciences. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of 150+ researchers who work together on the kind of science challenges that are so important to advancement of science, and society at large. A U.S. national lab research environment is a great place to work, with strong interdisciplinary teams, easy access to cutting-edge tools, and strong mentorship from other researchers.

The positions span several different areas; the details are at https://goo.gl/yL7erM. Some of the opportunity areas include:

  • Cloud observations and remote sensing
  • Climate dynamics and atmospheric feedbacks
  • Terrestrial biogeochemistry
  • Arctic amplification and high-latitude processes
  • Integrated assessment and multi-sector modeling
  • Software engineering to support multi-sector modeling
  • Convection and cloud physics
  • Aerosol observations and modeling
  • Aerosol-cloud interactions
  • Global cloud resolving modeling
  • Hydrology and land surface processes
  • Land-atmosphere interactions

Post-doc or PhD position in Theory of Atmospheric Dynamics and Climate
Institute of Atmospheric and Environmental Science of the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
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Apply before 4 July 2018.

PhD candidate in Atmospheric Physics
Norwegian University of Science and Technology & NORSAR, Norway
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Apply before 15 May 2018.

PhD candidate in Middle Atmospheric Physics
University Center in Svalbard, Norway
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Apply before 30 September 2017.

Professorship Theoretical Meteorology
University of Vienna, Austria
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Apply before 15 November 2017.

Professorship General Meteorology
University of Vienna
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Apply before 15 November 2017.

Project Scientist
SPARC International Project Office, German Aerospace Center DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
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Apply before 15 September 2017.

Postdoctoral fellowship: Atmospheric Water Cycle Dynamics
University of Bergen, Norway
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Application deadline: 24 September 2017.

Postdoctoral research position: Atmosphere and Climate Modelling in the project OzoNorClim
University of Oslo, Norway
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Application deadline: 30 August 2017

Postdoctoral research position: Middle Atmosphere Modeling
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, USA
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Application deadline: Until filled (starting candidate evaluations July 17, 2017)

Postdoctoral research position: SH midlatitude jet/SAM variability
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University, Australia
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Application deadline: 30 June 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Atmospheric Science
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, Monash University, Australia
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Application deadline: 13 June 2017

Multiple PhD opportunities in climate extremes
Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes,
different locations, Australia
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Researcher in Atmospheric Dynamics and Infrasound
NORSAR, Oslo, Norway
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Application deadline: 10 June 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher on decision support platform development in the weather and climate context
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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Application deadline: 31 May 2017

Lecturer Atmospheric Modeling (weather, climate, or Earth-system modelling)
University of Manchester, UK
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Application deadline: 7 June 2017

13 PhD positions open: Methane goes mobile (MEMO2 European Programme)
various institutions throughout Europe
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Senior Scientist: Radiative Transfer for Satellite Data Assimilation
ECMWF, Reading, UK
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Application deadline: 2 March 2017

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Atmospheric Dynamical Processes
UNSW, Kensington, Australia
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Application deadline: 5 March 2017
Contact: Steven Sherwood

Senior Scientist: Radiative Transfer for Satellite Data Assimilation (VN17-02)
ECMWF, Reading, UK
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Application deadline: 2 March 2017

Postdocs in Atmospheric Science (UT/LS research), Geodesy, Geophysics
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla CA, USA
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Application deadline: 30 January 2017

Research Assistant in Atmospheric Science
NARIT National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, Thailand
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Application deadline: 1 January 2017 or until position is filled.

Postdoc in Atmospheric Science
NARIT National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, Thailand
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Application deadline: 1 January 2017 or until position is filled.

Research Fellowship EUMETSAT
DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach, Germany
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Application deadline: 2 October 2016

Executive Director CLIVAR International Project Office
CLIVAR International Project Office based at the First Institute of Oceanography of the State Oceanographic Administration of China, Qingdao, China
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Application deadline: until filled

Postdoctoral Scientist/Research Scientist
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
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Application deadline: 30 August 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher in Atmospheric Physics, EPhysLab
Universidade de Vigo, Spain
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Application deadline: 1 October 2016

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Climate-Chemistry Modelling
NIWA, New Zealand
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Application deadline: 21 August 2016

PhD Position in Climatology
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
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Application deadline: late 2016 (estimated)

Postdoctoral Position in Climatology
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
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Application deadline: 1 October 2016

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geosciences – Department of Physics
University of Otago, New Zealand
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Application deadline: 3 July 2016

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Climate Change Research Centre
UNSW, Kensington, Australia
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Application deadline: 30 May 2016
Contact: Steven Sherwood

Postdoctoral Position – Climate change and Heat Stress
MeteoSwiss, Switzerland
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Application deadline: open until filled

Postdoctoral Position – Meteorology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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Application deadline: 15 December 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowships (3 positions): Climate change information for regions
Climate System Analysis Group, Fractal Programme, Cape Town, South Africa
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Senior Staff Scientist
International CLIVAR Global Project Office, Qingdao, China
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Postdoc Researcher in Atmospheric Physics
Universidade de Vigo, Ourense, Spain
Contact: Laura de la Torre, Juan Antonio Añel
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Postdoc Numerical modelling of snow photochemistry
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Contact: Roland von Glasow
Application deadline: 7 November 2014
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Future Earth Executive Director
Application deadline: 13 October 2014
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Executive Officer for the CliC International Project Office
Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), Tromsø, Norway
Contact: Jenny Baesemann, Sebastian Gerland, Nalân Koç
Application deadline: 7 October 2014
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Postdoc Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate (MACC-III)
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), De Bilt, Netherlands
Contact: Henk Eskes, Peter van Velthofen
Application deadline: 26 September 2014
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Postdoc Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Interactions for IAGOS
Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Contact: Valerie Thouret
Application deadline: 15 June 2014
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Postdoc Atmospheric Chemistry
University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden
Contact: Mattias Hallquist
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Postdoc Cloud Radiation Dynamical Interactions
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA, USA
Contact: Duane Waliser

Director, NOAA Climate Program Office (applications accepted also from non-US Citizens)
NOAA Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, DC, USA
Application deadline: 28 December 2012

Assistant Professorship: climate sciences
Dartmouth College, Department of Geography, New Hampshire, USA
Contact: Frank Magilligan, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography
Application deadline: 15 December 2012

Postdoc Maritime Meteorology: Modeling the role of natural climate variability from the Sun for future climate evolution
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany
Application deadline: 31 October 2012

PhD Maritime Meteorology/Physics of the Atmosphere: Processes controlling stratospheric dynamic variability, and implications for ozone levels and downward coupling to the troposphere
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany
Application deadline: 31 October 2012

Postdoctoral Scholar: Climate Diagnostics and Modeling
University of California, Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, USA
Contact: Professor Jin-Yi Yu

WMO Consultant P.3: GCOS-GOOS-WCRP Ocean Observations Panel for Climate
World Meteorological Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
Application deadline: 26 October 2012

3-month stipends within the APCC Young Scientist Support Programme 2013
APEC Climate Center, Busan, South Korea
Application deadline: 12 October 2012

WMO Director D.1
Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch, Climate and Water Department, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland
Application deadline: 8 October 2012

2 PhD, 1 Postdoc position
University of Bremen, Germany
Application deadline: 8 October 2012

PhD position: chemistry-climate modelling
Project-related, Davos, Switzerland
Application deadline: open until filled in October 2012

Student opportunity
IPCC scholarship programme
Application deadline: 30 September 2012

Postdoc position: satellite climatology
MeteoSwiss, Switzerland