Post-Doctoral Associate, Regional Climate Change

Abu Dhabi (AE)
05 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Post-Doctoral Associate in the Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences (ACCESS) – Regional Climate Change

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Associate to support the development of a regional climate model for the Arabian Peninsula and to study the local impacts of climate change. The candidate will work closely with other NYUAD researchers under Prof. Olivier Pauluis and Prof. Francesco Paparella’s supervision within the newly established Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences (ACCESS), an interdisciplinary research center focused on regional climate and environmental change. 

The position will begin on 1 Jan. 2023 and will extend for two to three years, with renewal possible depending on performance and budgets. Candidates must have a PhD in atmospheric sciences or a related field completed by December 2022. Experience in numerical weather modeling and climate data analysis is considered crucial experience, ideally with an emphasis on regional impacts of climate change. Experience with climate downscaling and with the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model is an advantage. The successful candidate will work with scientists at NYUAD and international collaborators to further our understanding of regional climate change over the Arabian Peninsula. Among the potential focus areas are: tropical cyclones in the Arabian Sea, dust and sandstorm modeling, regional air-sea interactions, and climate impacts on urban areas. The ideal candidate would have demonstrated the ability to combine numerical simulations and data analysis to improve our physical understanding of climate change and its regional impacts. 

Salary will be contingent on experience and the position comes with a very attractive salary and benefits package including a housing allowance, annual flights, tuition for children (if relevant), and medical insurance. Salary and benefits are entirely tax free in the UAE. The closing date for applications is November 1, 2022.  Applicants should create a single PDF file that includes a cover letter (max 2 pages) that specifically refers to qualifications/experience related to the items above, a curriculum vitae including the names and contact information of three references along with a Research Statement. Only those candidates short listed for an interview will be contacted.

About NYUAD: 

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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