Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


AOSS Postdoctoral Research Position Available

Posted: March 26, 2010

Applications are invited for highly motivated individuals for a postdoctoral research position with the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan. The department has excellent facilities, including computer networks, engineering and technical support, research equipment and laboratory space. The department is housed in pleasant surroundings on the North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The position involves coupling the GFDL and NCAR climate models with the University of Michigan aerosol model and examining the effects of aerosols on cloud/aerosol interactions. The effects of aerosols on ice as well as warm phase clouds will be studied. The successful candidate will use in situ as well as remote sensing data to validate the models, and will interpret the model data to determine the conditions that lead to differences in the assessment of the effects of aerosols on clouds. Familiarity with aerosol models and/or climate models is required. The successful candidate will join a team that has added aerosol-cloud interactions to the NCAR climate model and will help to expand this effort to the new IPCC AR5 NCAR climate model as well as the GFDL climate model, using a single uniform aerosol modeling framework. The goal is to understand what causes different predictions between the two models and judge these separate predictions by comparison to observations.

A resume and the names of three persons able to supply references should be forwarded to:

Prof. Joyce E. Penner (
Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences
The University of Michigan
2455 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2143

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