Postdoc researcher, data-intensive paleoclimatology, Flagstaff, USA

The Paleoclimate Dynamics Laboratory at Northern Arizona University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to advance its research capacity in data-intensive paleoclimatology.


The scholar will develop and apply new techniques to a growing collection of standardized paleoclimate datasets. The postdoc will evaluate the implications of these techniques using theory, and data from climate model output and instrumental observations. Potential research goals include, but are not limited to, developing dynamic environmental indices for the southwest United States, applying ensemble learning techniques for paleoclimate data and chronological ensembles, and developing robust outlier detection algorithms. The scholar will also lead and contribute to proposals for external funding to further develop and expand these research directions.


Candidates must have a PhD in Earth, Climate, Ocean or Atmospheric Science, Machine Learning, Data Science, Statistics or a related field conferred between 31 August 2013 and 31 August 2017.


The appointment is for two years, beginning between 1 July and 5 September 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience, between US$55,000 and $60,000 per year.


The application deadline is 1 May 2017.

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