1-2 PhD positions in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at University of California Riverside are available starting in Fall 2022. The potential candidate(s) will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects to explore the role of the ocean in climate change and climate variability such as Southern Ocean heat uptake and climate impacts of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Applicants with a background in ocean science, atmospheric science, geology, physics, mechanical engineering, or other related fields are welcome to apply. Previous programming skills using Fortran, NCL, Matlab and/or Python are preferred but not required. The PhD candidate(s) will work directly with Dr. Wei Liu. For interested applicants, please send your CV, research statement, and contact information for three references to

Dr. Liu (wei.liu@ucr.edu) by December 3rd, 2021.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive offer package including tuition waiver, monthly stipends and insurance benefits.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.