Employment Opportunities

The iHESP Laboratory cordially invites you to apply for one of these exciting new Postdoctoral and Assistant Research positions working on cutting edge Earth System Modeling with scientists from around the world. 


The Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM), Texas A&M University (TAMU), and the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have establish the International Laboratory for High-Resolution Earth System Prediction (iHESP). This laboratory will play a fundamental role in advancing Earth System science by combining the expertise of these three renowned research institutions to pursue transformational efforts in the development and application of high-resolution Earth System models for predicting climate variability at subseasonal-to-decadal time scales. We are currently conducting a cluster-hire for up to five positions with research interests that intersect with one or more scientists within iHESP: two to three (2-3) positions for postdoctoral researcher, one (1) position for an assistant research scientist in Earth system modeling and analysis and one (1) position for an assistant research scientist specializing in software engineering and high-performance computing.

The postdoctoral researchers will be supported and managed through the iHESP main office at TAMU, College Station, Texas, but can be mentored by scientists in the partner institutions of iHESP. The research scientists will be on the research staff of the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University, but are expected to work closely with scientists at NCAR and QNLM.

Area of research

We seek candidates with strong background and training in physical oceanography, atmospheric and climate dynamics, and/or high-performance scientific computing. Special areas of expertise include but not limited to:

  • Modeling and understanding ocean dynamical processes, including oceanic fronts, eddies, waves and mixing, and their interactions with the atmosphere
  • Subseasonal-to-decadal climate prediction and predictability studies
  • Weather and climate extreme simulations and analyses
  • High-performance scientific computing and data science with application to Earth system modeling and prediction


The postdoc positions each will be supported for two (2) years, and the assistant research scientist positions will be supported for five (5) years. All positions are contingent upon funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Application Instructions

Applications must include the following:

  1. A cover letter containing a statement of interest in a specific position.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. Three references with complete contact information.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the advertisement will remain open until the positions are filled.

More detailed information about the required and preferred education and experience for the postdoctoral and assistant research scientist positions along with the electronic applications submission information can be found:


Postdoctoral positions




Assistant research scientist in Earth system modeling and analysis:


Assistant research scientist specializing in software engineering and high-performance computing:


Information on applying for a position is also available at: https://ocean.tamu.edu/about

Texas A&M is located in College Station, Texas, The Department of Oceanography is part of an alliance of Ocean Sciences at Texas A&M University that spans the Marine Biology and Marine Sciences Departments at TAMUGalveston, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, the International Ocean Discovery Program, and Texas Sea Grant. This alliance of Ocean Sciences represents a unique concentration of educational and research resources. The capacity is greatly enhanced by close ties to the College of Geosciences Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Geology & Geophysics, as well as the Berg Hughes Center, the Texas Center for Climate Studies and the International Laboratory for High-Resolution Earth System Prediction. The Department web site https://ocean.tamu.edu contains a full description of our program.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.