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Job Category: Research

Mesoscale Meteorology and Hydrometeorology Post-Doctoral Positions Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes - UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Location: La Jolla, Ca

To apply: Please send CV, cover letter, brief statement of research interest, and three references (name and contact information) 

Deadline: Position is available immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by October 1, 2020 but applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

The Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, (CW3E; is a research and applications center established in 2014 at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) by its Director, Dr. F. Martin Ralph. CW3E focuses on the physical understanding, observations, weather predictions of extreme weather and water events to support effective policies and practices to improve resilience in the Western U.S. CW3E carries out its goals with a diverse network of research and operational partners at more than ten other institutions across the U.S. Individuals will be joining a group of several existing Postdoctoral scholars and graduate students, and a number of experiences faculty, researchers, and staff at SIO who are involved with CW3E. CW3E strives to increase diversity in the geosciences and practices the UC San Diego's Principles of Community (

All candidates should be between near completion of their PhD (estimated within 3 months), and having no more than 2 years of post-doc experience. Candidates should be self-motivated and hard-working. Good written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce scientific publications and presentations and meet project milestones are required. Successful applicants should be comfortable working independently with large code libraries and databases, utilizing large meteorological data set, and producing effective visualizations.