Opportunities


Below are listings of current job openings through MACH affiliate institutions and partnerships.  Employment statements and information are dependent on which institution is offering the position. MACH does not directly hire any employees. 
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Scientific Programmer -- Application and More Information

The Rutgers University Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences invites applications for a scientific programmer. The candidate will join the Rutgers University Earth System Science & Policy Lab, under the direction of Professor Robert Kopp, and its collaborators in the Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH). MACH, a transdisciplinary research network analyzing coastal climate risk management strategies, will provide unique opportunities for research, education, outreach, decision support, and professional development.

Desired areas of expertise include high-performance computing, statistical analysis of large datasets, optimization techniques, data visualization, and development of web-based graphical user interfaces. Interest in climate and sea-level change is essential, though past experience in these areas is not required.

The position will be in collaboration with the NASA Sea Level Change Team, the RADICAL Laboratory in the Rutgers School of Engineering, and the Department of Data Driven Discovery at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Ability to start promptly is preferred.


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Postdoctoral Associate - Sea-Level Rise Projections -- Application and More Information

he Rutgers University Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences invites applications for a postdoctoral associate with interests in sea-level rise projections. The candidate will join the Rutgers University Earth System Science & Policy Lab (earthscipol.net), under the direction of Professor Robert Kopp, and its collaborators in the Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH; coastalhub.org). MACH, a transdisciplinary research network analyzing coastal climate risk management strategies, will provide unique opportunities for research, education, outreach, decision support, and professional development.

Research in the Earth System Science & Policy Lab addresses four interrelated questions: First, how has sea level changed in the past? Second, how may sea level change in the future in response to climate forcing? Third, how do climate and sea-level change impact the economy and human well-being? Finally, how can climate and sea-level science more effectively support climate risk management under deep uncertainty? The Lab’s sea-level projections are highly used; the Framework for Assessment of Changes To Sea-level (FACTS), an open-source sea-level projection framework developed by the lab, supported the integration of projections for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report.

The postdoctoral associate will work with collaborators in the NASA Sea Level Change Team and at NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies to produce sea-level hindcasts and projections that integrate observational constraints and insights into feedbacks between ice-sheet, ocean, and atmospheric changes. We are seeking candidates with a strong climate or sea-level science background who desire to expand their experience in a transdisciplinary research environment.


Montclair State University

PhD Student - Research Developed Coastline Dynamics -- Application and More Information

Applications are being accepted to fill a PhD position studying developed coastline dynamics at the Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH), research that is funded by the NSF under the Coastlines and People, CoPe, Program. CoPe is focused on scientific research into complex coastal systems and the interplay with coastal hazards is vital for predicting, responding to, and mitigating threats in these regions. Understanding the risks associated with coastal hazards requires a holistic Earth Systems approach that integrates improved understanding of and, where possible, predictions about natural, social, and technological processes with efforts to increase the resilience of coastal systems.

The project will involve the development of numerical models for the evolution of coastal environments in the NY-NJ region, and field data collection using UAS technology. To apply informally, send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Dr. Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba. Detailed program information and application procedure can be obtained from the PhD program website.