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The Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research (CIFAR) and the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have two positions available for visiting postdoctoral scientists. The positions are for one year, with the possibility of a second year subject to the availability of funding. Each successful candidate will address one of two of the research themes of CIFAR (a NOAA Cooperative Institute) and the International Arctic Research Center.

The first theme is climate variability and change in the Alaskan Arctic.
Particular interests are diagnostic studies of variability over seasonal to inter-annual timescales, assessments of predictability over these timescales, and improved methodologies of monthly to seasonal forecasts for Alaska.

The second theme for postdoctoral research pertains to coastal hazards.
Topics for research under this theme are changes in sea level, coastal flooding and erosion, changes in storminess and sea ice in Alaskan waters, and strategies for enabling stakeholders to anticipate changes in coastal hazards in Alaska.

Because climate variability and coastal hazards are also aligned with NOAA mission goals, the postdoctoral scientists will be expected to interact with National Weather Service personnel in the National Weather Service Forecast Offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks (the latter is housed in the same building as CIFAR and IARC), and with ongoing IARC projects supported by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth-Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).

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