Assistant Project Scientist: UCOP S2S forecast/AI project

Position overview

Salary range: $71,500 - 91,000

Application Window

Open date: October 4, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Oct 19, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Nov 10, 2023 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 Velicogna Research Team in the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine seeks to hire a full-time Assistant Project Scientist with expertise in leveraging climate and physical sciences and AI/ML techniques to address real world challenges. The selected candidate will be part of a transdisciplinary team, that will work on combining Earth Science, remote sensing science, AI, and Agriculture to develop a fusion outlook product that employs model forecasts, in-situ, and satellite data for forecasting sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) variation of California hydroclimate. The work will be conducted at UC Irvine in collaboration with UC-Agriculture and Natural Resources extension specialists, the California Department of Water Resources, farmers, and private companies. We seek enthusiastic candidates with a suitable Ph.D. degree, proficient programming skills, and demonstrated ability to present and publish research.

The individual will report to the PI at UCI and work collaboratively with team members, industrial partners, farmers, and stakeholders at the state level. We seek a Ph.D.-level early career researcher who will serve as the project manager to coordinate meetings, arrange workshops, conduct research, help supervise students and postdocs, and assist with project reports. He/she will work closely with the PI on project management and collaboration.

This project is transdisciplinary in nature. The applicant will work collaboratively with team members at UCI, NOAA, industrial partners, and interact with stakeholders at the local and at the state levels.

To apply, please see the full listing here.

The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.