JISAO's founding director John M. Wallace has the vision to commit a major share of our Task 1 budget to support post-doctoral fellows at JISAO. The post-doc program has been and continues to be highly successful because post-docs are given the opportunity to construct their own research project, which encourages them to think broadly and also work closely with the distinguished scientists at the UW and the NOAA laboratories. The list of former JISAO post-docs is impressive and their current positions indicate the quality of scientists attracted to the program.
JISAO post-docs are appointed for one year with a second-year appointment available assuming reasonable progress. The appointment supports salary, reasonable travel expenses, and computing expenses. The program is primarily interested in post-docs whose research interests are aligned with the JISAO research themes. These research themes span atmospheric science, oceanography, climate, and fisheries science.
Anyone interested in a post-doctoral appointment is encouraged to contact the Executive Director or his Administrative Assistant. Each applicant is expected to work with a science mentor from the UW or PMEL. Potential mentors include faculty at UW, research scientists at JISAO, and NOAA research scientists at PMEL. JISAO maintains a list of possible mentors; faculty members and research scientists at the UW and PMEL not on the list are also eligible to be mentors.
|Joel Pedro, PhD, University of Tasmania (Australia), 2012. Research Interests: Use of ice core records from Antarctica and Greenland to improve understanding of the earth system. Ice core stable water isotopes, cosmogenic beryllium-10 (ice core solar activity proxy), carbon dioxide and methane. Abrupt climate change, coupling and feedbacks between the ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere and carbon cycle. Science communication.|
|Jim Johnstone, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2008. Research interests: Marine climate of the U.S. Pacific coast and its variability and ecological influences from intraseasonal to century time scales. Coastal summer wind surges and their effects on marine and terrestrial systems. Coastal fog and impacts on redwood ecology. Stable isotope dendrochronology. Predictability of North Pacific climate.|