Postdoctoral Scholar in Aerosol-Climate Group at UC Merced

University of California, Merced
October 30, 2023
Offerd Salary:$60,000
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Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary range: See Table 23 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,000 - $ 71,952.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: January 15, 2024

Position duration: 2 years

Application Window

Open date: August 15, 2023

Next review date: Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Oct 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Aerosol-Climate research group at the University of California - Merced is looking for a self-motivated and highly-qualified postdoctoral researcher to work on a DOE-funded project aimed at understanding the interactions between mineral dust aerosols, clouds, and precipitation. The candidate should be driven and have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent scientific research. The candidate is expected to work on conducting climate model simulations (e.g., using single-column models, large-eddy simulations, and regional/global models) and analyzing model outputs and observational datasets to address the objectives of the project. Additional responsibilities may also include supervising undergraduate and graduate students' research work, contributing to the preparation of grant proposals, leading peer- reviewed publications, and presenting the research in various workshops and conferences.


Basic qualifications

  • An earned Ph.D. in atmospheric science, environmental science, physics, engineering, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.
  • Strong statistical and quantitative skills
  • Experience and/or knowledge in computer programming skills with applications in climate science.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Additional qualifications

    Familiarity with atmospheric aerosols., clouds, and precipitation and their connection to climate impacts.

    Preferred qualifications

  • Ability to explain complex concepts to non-scientific audiences
  • Evidence of publishing peer-reviewed research in reputable journals.
  • Application Requirements

    Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC's Commitment to Diversity

  • Statement of Research

  • Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required
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    Campus Information

    As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs: https: //

    The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (https: //

    The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (https: // www., UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https: //

    UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (https: //

    Job location

    Merced, CA

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