The successful candidate will:

  • Employ Energy Balance Models to understand the first-order climate response of mixed-phase cloud thinning (MCT)-induced wintertime cooling of the polar regions;
  • Modify and use a global climate model, such as the Community Earth System Model, to simulate the effects of MCT and analyze detailed climate responses;
  • Co-supervise graduate and undergraduate students;
  • Effectively communicate research findings in written and oral form; and
  • (Optional) Collaborate with UCLA’s Graduate School of Education to develop inquiry-based high school lesson plans on climate change and climate intervention, to be taught across the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Qualifications include:

  • A PhD in atmospheric science, meteorology, physics, engineering, or a related field (by appointment start date);
  • Expertise in climate dynamics and/or in interactions between aerosols, radiation, and clouds;
  • Experience using global climate models like the Community Earth System Model or the Energy Exascale Earth System Model;
  • Skill in analyzing climate model data; and
  • Strong mentoring, quantitative, programming, and communication skills.

To apply, submit a single PDF containing a curriculum vitae, cover letter, references (three), graduate transcripts (if within two years from PhD), and a summary of recent work and interests (maximum of one page) to Professor Jasper Kok ( and Professor Amato Evan (

Application deadline: Open until filled

For more information, go to: Full position description  

For questions, contact:
Jasper Kok, UCLA

Amato Evan, Scripps Institute of Oceanography