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Research Associate, Climate Systems Engineering

Climate Systems Engineering
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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Life Sciences, Environmental Science
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
Organization Type

Position Description

The University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Research Associate in the area of Climate Systems Engineering. Appointment will be made in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences. The University is building a world-leading Climate Systems Engineering initiative with multiple academic hires addressing solar geoengineering, open-system carbon removal such as enhanced weathering, and interventions to limit loss of glacial ice.

The Research Associate will engage in collaborative and translational research that contributes toward the research mission of the Climate Systems Engineering initiative, under the guidance of the faculty comprising the Executive Committee of the Climate Systems Engineering initiative. 

This position is full-time, benefits eligible with an initial term of up to three years, renewable, with an expected start date in academic year 2024-2025.


A Ph.D. in Earth and environmental sciences or related field is required at the start of appointment.

Application Instructions

The following materials are required:

  • CV.
  • A research statement describing research interests, contributions, and accomplishments. 

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website: Review of applications will start on March 2, 2024 and continue until all positions are filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.


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