CIRCA Hiring Postdoctoral Research Associate – Climatologist

Search #: 495935
Work type: Full-time
Location: Avery Point Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates


The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) at the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) to provide support for activities associated with the development of the Resilient Connecticut project. CIRCA is a multi‐disciplinary center that coordinates applied research and engagement programs to develop and advance practical solutions to problems caused by changing climate. The PDRA will conduct the analysis of data and model results required to understand the current and future threats of heat stress and precipitation changes in Connecticut. There will also be opportunities to collaborate on other projects supervised by the Assistant Director of Research. The results of the work will be communicated to the general public and State leadership in addition to the scientific community.


  • Develop, test, and simulate climate data downscaling prediction, and evaluation.
  • Quantify extreme storm-tide levels along the Long Island Sound with higher spatial resolution.
  • Quantify long term climatic trends and project changes in the storm tide extremes along the Connecticut shorelines taking into account the mean sea-level rise.
  • Critically analyze results and prepare reports and publications.
  • Prepare journal articles.
  • Participate in workshops and meetings for municipalities and regional councils of government on climate resilience and adaptation.
  • May participate in the planning, development, and implementation of grant proposals.


  1. Ph.D. in meteorology, climatology, marine science, physics, or a closely related field.
  2. Experience with computing technology (e.g., Matlab, Python) and data management.
  3. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  4. Experience working in High Performance Computers.
  5. Experience with real-time measuring instruments and satellite imagery.
  6. Ability to perform statistical analyses.
  7. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with a team of collaborators.
  8. Ability to travel throughout the State of Connecticut and New England region, conduct fieldwork, and participate in occasional evening and weekend meetings.
  9. Available to start work at Avery Point, Groton, CT within one month of the offer.


  1. A record of peer-reviewed publications.
  2. Background in physical oceanography, geodesy, and climate projections.


The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with experience.  The successful candidate’s academic position would start as soon as possible at the Avery Point campus in Groton, CT.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495935 to upload a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on June 26, 2023.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Jun 02 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 26 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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