Postdoctoral Associate, Climate-System Modeling Within Integrated Human-Earth System Model Framework

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Postdoctoral Associate, Climate-System Modeling Within Integrated Human-Earth System Model Framework


POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, CLIMATE-SYSTEM MODELING WITHIN INTEGRATED HUMAN-EARTH SYSTEM MODEL FRAMEWORKCenter for Global Change Science, to work in the area of climate and Earth-system modeling within the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.  Will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers studying environmental impacts as well as physical and transition risks of global-to-regional mitigation and adaptation policies. The primary responsibility will include the operation, development, and analyses with the MIT Earth System Model (MESM) as well as its linkages and coupling to models of socio-economic systems, managed resources (i.e., water-energy-land), and air pollution within the MIT’s Integrated Global Systems Model (IGSM) framework.  


Ph. D. in climate/Earth-system science or a closely related field; proficiency with scientific programming languages (e.g., Fortran, C/C++, and/or MATLAB) and GIS-based and/or geospatial graphical analysis software; experience with code development, management, and numerical experimentation within Linux-based high-performance computing architectures; knowledge of and experience working with large, environmental data sets; and the ability to work within an interdisciplinary group to meet objectives of the broader program. PREFERRED: experience and proficiency with community-based Earth-system models such as Community Earth System Model (CESM) and/or the Energy, Exascale, Earth System Model (E3SM).

Application Instructions

Job #21684. In addition to applying online via the MIT website, qualified scientists are asked to send a brief statement of research interests (no more than one page) with a CV and the names and contact information for three professional references to the attention of Dr. Adam Schlosser, Deputy Director of the MIT Joint Program via email to This is a one-year (hybrid schedule) appointment with the possibility of extension depending on funding and performance.
Opening announced 8-10-2022

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