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Postdoc positions in climate dynamics, impacts, and action at the University of Virginia

***Applications will be reviewed starting June 1, 2022

The Environmental Resilience Institute at the University of Virginia (UVA) is launching a new Global-to-Community Climate Research Collaborative (G2C) Fellowship Program. The fellowship program seeks to recruit 15 postdoctoral scholars over the next five years and will grow UVA’s expertise in the research areas of climate dynamics, impacts, and action. We seek leading scholars to advance the connection between climate modeling and community-level decision making. Creating this capability will require scholarship spanning disciplinary, spatial, and temporal boundaries. 

The climate dynamics project for which we are currently advertising involves regional hydroclimate changes.  In this project, the postdoctoral fellow will use global climate models, regional climate models, and local-scale hydrological models to characterize future changes in hydroclimate in the southeastern United States. The project will focus not only on changes in mean hydroclimate, but also changes in seasonality, variability, and extreme events and the implications for those changes at the community-scale level. The fellow will bridge the expertise between global-scale modelers, who focus on understanding the large-scale climate dynamics that contribute to uncertainty in future projections of the hydrological cycle, and local-scale modelers, who understand the local-scale factors necessary to incorporate into models to provide actionable information to community-scale decision makers.

A full list of all available projects is provided at https://eri.virginia.edu/g2c/research-areas.

Since climate change is expected to increasingly affect disadvantaged, often underrepresented communities, the G2C Fellowship Program is especially interested in including scholars with backgrounds that are underrepresented in climate change research. The postdoctoral fellows will work as a cohort and will receive professional support and training, technical support, and computational infrastructure tailored to the program. Fellows will each work directly with two faculty members in different Schools to build cross-disciplinary fluency in support of their own research.

To be eligible, applicants must have received or will receive their Ph.D. degree by June 2022. There is no citizenship requirement. Each G2C fellow will be appointed for two years contingent on a successful annual review.

For further details and to apply online, visit https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/G2C-Postdoctoral-Fellowship_R0034232

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, until positions are filled. For additional questions regarding the program, please contact Andres Clarens, Professor and ERI Associate Director (aclarens@virginia.edu).  For additional questions regarding the advertised climate dynamics project on regional hydroclimate changes, please contact either Kevin Grise (kmg3r@virginia.edu) or Kathleen Schiro (kschiro@virginia.edu). 

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