Research Associate, Climate and Atmoshperic

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
01 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


The Environmental and Geophysical Sciences (ENGEOS) Lab at Khalifa University seeks to hire a Research Associate experienced in Climate and Atmoshperic sciences to support the lab activities and capabilities in this domain. The position requires advanced skills in modelling and data assimilation techniques. The candidate will be willing to cross disciplines and support ENGEOS lab needs in climate science, weather and numerical modelling. Successful applicants have a proven capability to propose new solutions to meet the scientific research requirements in an efficeint way.

Similarly, the candidate will be willing to actively learn new techniques that enhance the Lab research and technical portfolio. In particular, advanced data visualization, satellite data processing, machine learning, advanced 3D visualization and mapping, inverse modeling, data assimilation and code optimization are central to ENGEOS lab current and future needs.

3. Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities

  • To undertake research in the relevant discipline area using the appropriate methods and/or techniques.
  • To produce research publications and disseminate results to the wider academic community.
  • To collaborate with research colleagues and support staff internally as appropriate to the research lab.
  • To undertake any other duties relevant to the research group activities.
  • To advance and foster ENGEOS lab capabilities in Climate and Atmospheric modelling for applications in Earth and climate sciences.
  • To collaborate with ENGEOS team members and support staff as appropriate.
  • To attend and contribute to relevant meetings.
  • To undertake any other duties relevant to the research group activities.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Implement numerical models using the university HPC and conduct numerical simulations.
  • Simulate weather processes using state-of-the-art numerical models.
  • Improve numerical models’ accuracy in simulating atmospheric dynamics and composition.
  • Analyze model outputs together with the available observations to generate scientific results, papers and science-based recommendations.
  • Produce high-quality figures and data analytics.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervision of students in coordination with the Lab head.


4. Qualifications,

Experience & Person Specification

Required Qualifications

  • A Master degree in Climate/Atmospheric/Environmental Sciences or a closely related discipline.
  • Strong coding and programming skills.
  • Advanced skills in modelling and data processing.

Required Experience

  • Research experience in a relevant subject area.
  • Experience (more than 3 years) in numerical modelling,
  • Experience in running regional and global numerical modeling,
  • Experience in analyzing numerical model outputs,
  • Experience in advanced satellite data analysis,
  • Familiarity with satellite remote sensing techniques with applications to the environments.
  • Experience in writing research papers and developing high-quality presentations.
  • Experience in working in a research-team environment.

Required Skills

  • Advanced numerical modelling skills,
  • Advanced data assimilation and programming skills,
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Personal Qualities

  • A proven ability to well integrate in a diverse work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills.
  • Focused, well organized and proven problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive, independent with a positive attitude.
  • A committed team-player, flexible and adaptive.
  • A clear commitment to contributing to the research environment of the research group.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda.
  • Ability to manage the workload, prioritize time and identify key issues.
  • Scientific creativity and problem-solving skills are essential.

5. To Apply

For consideration, applicants need to apply through the university website by submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a full list of professional achievements and publications, a statement of work highlighting past and current experiences and at least two letters of reference, all in PDF format.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

Primary Location: KUK – Khalifa University
Job: Research Associate
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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