Postdoc position: AI weather emulators for geoengineering

The University of Chicago’s Climate Systems Engineering initiative ( David Keith) and Climate Extremes Theory and Data Group (PI: Pedram Hassanzadeh) are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on developing AI-based weather emulators and hybrid models for solar geoengineering including different climate conditions (CO2 levels, aerosol loading, etc.). A particular focus is on understanding changes in the characteristics of extreme weather events. The projects involves a multidisciplinary collaboration among experts in climate science, scientific ML, and climate modeling.

Minimum qualifications:

  •  Ph.D. in climate science, engineering, applied math or physics, or a related field.

  •  Experience with training and using neural networks for physical systems.

  •  Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with climate data and models.
  • Experience with climate physics.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications and contact information of at least three references as well as a statement of past research and current interests (max 1 page) to Please use the subject line "Postdoc application: Emulators". Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2024. The start date is flexible but should be before July 1, 2024.

Outstanding applicants with more than 3 years of postdoc experience will be considered for appointment as research scientists.

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