Postdoc, Western North American Paleohydroclimatology - Tucson, USA

The Laboratory of Tree Ring Research at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, USA, seeks a postdoc in Western North American Paleohydroclimatology.


A new position for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the area of Common Era paleohydroclimatology is on offer. The postdoctoral researcher will work on a NSF-funded project integrating high-resolution paleoclimate data with climate model simulations of past mountain snowpack variability and related climate fields in western North America.

Possible projects could include: climate field reconstructions; proxy-model integration and comparison; paleoclimate modeling; data assimilation.


They seek a dynamic early career scientist with background and experience in one or more of the following areas: Late Holocene paleoclimatology, dendroclimatology, dendrohydrology, climate modeling, climate dynamics, applied mathematics or statistics, paleoclimate data assimilation.

Programming experience (Python, MATLAB, R, or similar) is required. Prior experience using large spatiotemporal datasets - including those from climate model simulations - is recommended. Some prior experience developing new proxy data is desirable but is not required.

The postdoctoral scientist is expected to be an active and engaged member of the Past Landscapes Lab (http://


Potential starting dates are between January 2019 and July 2019, and candidates should have their PhD in a relevant discipline (including but not limited to earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences, climatology, geography, or geosciences) by the start of the position.

The postdoctoral research scientist will be based at the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona (USA) and will be supervised by Dr. Kevin Anchukaitis (University of Arizona) and Dr. Bethany Coulthard (University of Nevada Las Vegas).

The postdoctoral research scientist would join a strong and diverse cross-campus research community with interest in climate, paleoclimate, and global environmental change. The initial appointment will be for up to 24 months, with the possibility of further continuation contingent on performance and funding availability.


Apply by 1 November 2018.

The official announcement and online application is available here:

Further information

Please contact Kevin Anchukaitis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with expressions of interest or for further information.