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Postdoctoral Scholar, Climate and Food Security

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar Employee
Salary range: Commensurate with Experience

Application Window

Open date: June 11th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Jul 6, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) is searching for one or more postdoctoral fellows to conduct research on aerosols and climate, or land use change, food security, and climate. The fellow(s) will join an interdisciplinary team at UC San Diego working broadly on climate and food security connections, and especially the role of non-CO2 emissions in this system. Fellow(s) will be supervised by Prof. Jennifer Burney, with potential co-supervision by others, depending on background and professional goals.

We are seeking exceptional candidates with experience in integration and analysis of disparate types of high-dimensional data (e.g., pollution data, atmospheric reanalysis data, remote sensing data), a track record of creative thinking, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and communication. Comfort with programming and statistical analysis of environmental data are essential, as is a willingness to generously learn and teach within and across the disciplinary boundaries of our collaboration. Because aerosols, climate, and food insecurity disproportionately affect certain subsets of the population, and so we also seek candidates who are passionate about environmental and health justice, in addition to espousing a commitment to excellence through diversity within the university.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    PhD in a relevant earth or environmental science field (including but not limited to: climate, earth systems, physics, data science, natural resource economics, etc.) and a research track record in the relevant domain by the start of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

La Jolla, CA