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ECCN News – May 2023

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Throwback blog: Visualizing Uncertainty 

Climate Change Research in the News

Re-envisioning Climate Change Adaptation Policy to Sustain Peace – A typology & Analysis of the NAPs

New report from the UN Development Programme 

Jobs, MS & Ph.D. Positions, Fellowships

City Research Scientist

Posted 4/23, available until 6/23

The Bureau of Water Supply seeks to hire a City Research Scientist III for a position within Modeling Division, Water Resources Management Directorate, located in Kingston, New York. Under general direction, of the Deputy Chief of Water Quality Modeling, the City Research Scientist III will be responsible for developing, testing, and applying models of water quality (WQ) for the City’s water supply reservoirs. Water quality parameters of interest may include turbidity, nutrients, phytoplankton, coliform, taste and odor causing compounds, and disinfection byproducts. The City Research Scientist will investigate the effects of climate change, floods and droughts, land use change, watershed management, and reservoir operations on water quality using one, two, and three-dimensional reservoir/lake models which simulate hydrodynamics and the fate and transport of water quality constituents. 

Instrumentation Specialist, University of Cincinnati Department of Geosciences

The University of Cincinnati Department of Geosciences is seeking an “Instrumentation Specialist” to support and foster growth in our expanding research and teaching programs that integrate field, laboratory, and quantitative approaches to solve problems at the nexus of water, climate, rock, and life.  The successful candidate will design and maintain a wide array of scientific instrumentation including isotope ratio mass spectrometers, optical emission spectrometers, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and florescence, environmental sensors, and ground-penetrating radar. The position includes opportunities for collaborating in research, teaching and training of students, and working in the field. Contact Aaron Diefendorf with any questions you might have about the position (aaron.diefendorf (at) 

Postdoctoral Position at University of Victoria — Extreme Moisture Transport Events and Arctic Amplification

Next review date: May 31

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Arctic amplification. This work is part of a collaborative project funded by the US DOE on the role of extreme moist transport events as a hypothesized driver of Arctic amplification. The postdoctoral scholars will conduct novel numerical water tracer and/or radiative-locking experiments in the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) to investigate the provenance of moisture intrusions and how they promote water vapor and cloud feedbacks over the Arctic, hastening sea ice retreat. To apply, please email the application materials as a single pdf to hansingh (at)

Postdoc Positions in Coupled Climate Dynamics at Duke University

The Climate Dynamics Lab at Duke University is seeking 1 or 2 Postdoctoral Associates to work on coupled climate dynamics. The main goal of our lab is to understand the role of air-sea coupling in global climate change and variability by combining theory, observations, and climate modeling. Potential research projects include but are not limited to: (1) extratropical air-sea interactions related to atmospheric rivers, (2) ocean inter-basin interactions among the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans. Each position will be awarded for 1 year with a flexible starting date and extended by 1-2 more years contingent on satisfactory performance. A PhD in physical oceanography, atmospheric science, or related fields is required. Modeling experience with general circulation models, preferably CESM or E3SM, is highly desirable. For questions, please contact Prof. Shineng Hu at (at)

Postdoctoral Opportunity in ICTP, Trieste Italy – high resolution regional climate modelling, coupled regional earth system modelling, hydroclimate modelling, machine learning algorithms for hazard detection and attribution

Apply by May 31

The Earth System Physics (ESP, section seeks applications for three postdoctoral positions  in the broad areas of high resolution regional climate modelling, coupled regional earth system modelling, hydroclimate modelling and climate data analysis also with machine learning algorithms with a particular focus on extreme and hazard detection and attribution. Candidates must have completed a PhD in atmospheric science, geophysical science or related disciplines prior to the start of their fellowship and have experience in the research areas mentioned above. ICTP offers internationally competitive remuneration and a number of benefits. The appointment will be initially made for one year,  renewable for up to an additional two years, to start as soon as possible. Candidates should apply through the ICTP online application system. The application deadline is 31 May 2023. Candidates should apply online at Contact: coppolae (at) 

CU/CIRES Open Positions at the NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory – Boulder, CO

There are currently four open CU/CIRES Positions at the NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory in Boulder, CO. Please see the links to the positions below. 

  1. Post-Doctoral Associate or Research Scientist (SO2 and NOx measurements)
  2. Postdoctoral Associate in Climate Intervention Laboratory Studies (Earth Radiation Budget laboratory studies)
  3. Instrument Development and Stratospheric Post-Doctoral Associate or Research Scientist (Balloon measurements)
  4. Associate Scientist in Measurements of Organic Trace Gasses (Trace gas measurement support)

Geohazard/Environmental Scientist- CA Geological Survey
The California Geological Survey’s Burned Watershed Geohazard program is seeking a Geohazard Scientist (Environmental Scientist). This is an excellent opportunity for early career people with backgrounds in the Earth sciences (e.g., meteorology, climatology, geology, hydrology, environmental science) who are interested in post-fire hazards and working in an interdisciplinary environment. The Environmental Scientist is responsible for providing support for modeling and assessment of pre- and post-wildfire geologic and hydrologic hazards. Duties include, but are not limited to: pre- and post- wildfire hazard analysis and assessment, hydrometeorological and climatological data analysis and visualization, geologic and hydrologic monitoring and analysis (including fieldwork on burn areas), and technical communication and coordination. Please note that this position does not allow for telework from outside of California. Application to this position requires completion of the Environmental Scientist Exam (a statement of qualifications) listed in the job announcement. Please feel free to contact Nina Oakley with any questions. nina.oakley (at)

Postdoc opportunity in urban climate modeling

The Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) at the University of Illinois System seeks a postdoctoral researcher focused on improving the understanding of urban land-atmosphere interactions and their implications for urban sustainability and climate. The position will be located in Chicago. The postdoc will research on improving urban hydrometeorology and/or air quality over global cities in a changing climate. This research will involve multi-scale high-resolution meteorology and air quality simulations using state-of-the-art models such as Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled with Chemistry (WRF-Chem) and the Unified Forecast System (UFS). The candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to multiple projects addressing urban climate issues from a diverse lens. 

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