University of Washington: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Joint Institute Study of Atmosphere & Ocean

Academic Personnel: College of the Environment


Seattle, Washington

Open Date

Dec 14, 2018


Jan 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington (UW) is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates with research interests in atmospheric science, climate science, fisheries science and management, and/or oceanography. As a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sponsored cooperative institute, JISAO promotes and facilitates collaborative research between the University of Washington and the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL).

We anticipate three positions will be filled at 100% FTE. Positions are not tied to a specific existing project but based on the applicant's research proposal. Applicants are expected to conduct research that includes at least one of JISAO's research themes: climate research and impacts; environmental chemistry; marine ecosystems; ocean and coastal observations; protection and restoration of marine resources; seafloor processes; and tsunami observations and modeling. Applicants who can demonstrate research relevance to both JISAO and at least one of the NOAA programs at AFSC, NWFSC, or PMEL are preferred. The Research Associate will conduct research in association with at least one Principal Investigator (PI) mentor from AFSC, NWFSC, PMEL, or UW.

JISAO, as a unit of UW's College of the Environment, promotes diversity and inclusivity among students, faculty, staff, and the public. We seek candidates with commitments to inclusion and engagement of audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see

Terms of the appointment are one 12-month service period, renewable for a second 12 months subject to approval and availability of funding. A Postdoctoral Research Associate is a limited-term, faculty appointment that requires evidence of a conferred PhD by the appointment start date approximately to be September, 2019, and occurs within 6 years of the terminal degree. A competitive salary, a small research/travel budget, and a relocation stipend are included in the award.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Fishery Sciences, Oceanography, or a related field.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit electronically via Interfolio ( a statement of research interest and experience cover letter (including expected start date), a current curriculum vitae with publication list, a research proposal (max. 5 pages, excluding references and figures) describing research objectives and methods during a two-year tenure at the University of Washington, and contact information of four references. An application support letter from a PI mentor is strongly encouraged ( The application period closes January 31, 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University's Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member's academic profile and responsibilities (

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last updated 17-Dec-2018