Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Postdoctoral Researcher Arctic Climate, Weather, and Sea Ice, University of Washington, USA

Application deadline: 25 March 2019


The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington is seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher (Research Associate 0148) with research interests in Arctic climate, Arctic cyclones, sea ice predictability, and programming in Python. This is a 12-month term position, with possible extension depending on funding and performance. The research is supported by ONR. The work will be supervised by Professors Cecilia Bitz and Ed Blanchard-Wrigglesworth.

The successful applicant will work on several projects that pertain to Arctic sea ice and atmospheric sciences. Experience using Python to analyze climate data is required in this position to help us maintain our sea ice prediction portal, which is our contribution to the Sea Ice Outlook. Experience with Earth system models, especially involving sea ice, is desirable.

The University of Washington (UW) is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant student and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women in science, engineering, and math (see


Successful applicants must hold a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field in order to assume a postdoctoral position. To hold a position of research associate at the University of Washington, an employee must be within 6 years of receiving their terminal degree, unless an exception is approved by academic human resources.

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Thursday 7 March 2019