Postdoctoral Associate, Climate Emulators for Extremes

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Postdoctoral Associate, Climate Emulators for Extremes

Job Number: 23469

Functional Area: Research - Scientific

Department: Earth, Atmospheric &  Planetary Sciences

School Area: Science

Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes


Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, CLIMAT EMULATORS FOR EXTREMES, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to work with Professors Paul O'Gorman, Raffaele Ferrari and Themistoklis Sapsis on the development and implementation of fast emulators for projections of climate extremes, including extremes of temperature, wind and precipitation. This work is part of the MIT Climate Grand Challenge projects Bringing Computation to the Climate Challenge and Preparing for a New World of Weather and Climate Extremes.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in geosciences, statistics, physics, engineering, computer science, or a related field at the time of the appointment; strong background in stochastic modeling, extreme value theory, climate science, and/or machine learning; and scientific programming experience.  Job #23469

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, applicants are asked to send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and email addresses of three references to pog@mit.eduPlease use “postdoc job” in the subject line.

Prospective applicants may contact Professor O’Gorman (, Professor Sapsis (, or Professor Ferrari ( with any questions regarding the nature of the research to be conducted.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension depending on performance and availability of funding. Applications will be considered upon receipt and until the position is filled.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Location: United States of America, Massachusetts
Categories: Atmospheric Science, Climate Science, Earth Science, PhD, planetary science,


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