Postdoctoral Scientist in atmospheric radiative transfer modeling USA

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in association with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks a postdoctoral scientist for research related to atmospheric radiative transfer modeling.  

The scientist will perform research into the transfer of solar and longwave radiation in the Earth’s atmosphere with the aim of quantifying the roles of greenhouse gases, aerosols, and clouds.

A Ph. D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field is required, with specialization and demonstrated ability to carry out independent research in atmospheric radiative transfer. Skills in radiative transfer computations will be needed to use state-of-the-art benchmark models and climate model parameterizations. Programming skill in Fortran is essential. Knowledge of the role of aerosol radiative processes in climate and climate change, and skills in evaluating radiative transfer calculations with appropriate observations, are desirable.

Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding.   Complete applications, including a CV, publication list, contact information for three references, and a one-to-two page statement of research interests should be submitted by June 1, 2015 to ensure full consideration. For further information, contact David Paynter ( Applications should apply online to , Requisition 1500204.

These positions are subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.