The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) invites applications for a position in the professional research series at the rank of Assistant Researcher. The successful candidate will lead research into the dynamics and impacts of climate change, with a particular focus on extreme hydrological cycle events. Research emphasis will be on topics of immediate societal & environmental relevance. In addition, the candidate will be expected to engage extensively with a broad audience of climate stakeholders, including (but not limited to) the general public, decision- & policy-makers, and interdisciplinary scientists. Such engagement may be achieved through a range of activities, possibly including: popular science writing; acting as a “climate liaison” to print, radio, television, and online media outlets; direct engagement with regional, state, or federal-level decision-makers and non-governmental organizations; and other outreach beyond the traditional classroom setting. Candidates must therefore have: 1) extensive knowledge of physical climate science, 2) demonstrable expertise in the quantitative analysis of atmospheric data, and 3) excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior experience interacting with print/visual news media outlets in a scientific context, as well as using blogs and social media to convey science, is strongly preferred. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCLA Academic Recruit online system, and must include curriculum vitae, cover letter, and statement of research.