Although not specifically focused on East Asia, this position is sponsored by an East Asia specialist and therefore may be of interest: 

Reconstruction of Holocene Temperature and Precipitation

The Geosciences Research Division (GRD) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography has an opening starting in 2020 for one Postdoctoral Scholar. The candidate will work on a project to develop a new reconstruction of Holocene temperature and precipitation in the d’Alpoim Guedes Laboratory. The objective is to create and update a database of paleoclimate proxies and downscaling these records to provide a high-resolution map of the impact of changing precipitation and temperature on the ability of different cultivars to complete their lifecycle. Overall, the objective is that these models will be integrated with population genomic data as well as data on archaeological site timing and distribution.

Candidates should have demonstrated proficiency in “R” and in reproducible research; familiarity with paleoclimate proxy datasets: tree ring, speleothem, foraminifera etc. and; have an Interest in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of archaeology and climate science. In addition, candidates are required to have completed a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

The position is now open for a two-year period, with an option for an additional one-year, dependent on funding and performance. It includes a minimum stipend of $55,596 plus benefits (higher for applicants with postdoc experience). Appointees are eligible for health insurance through UC San Diego.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on July 15th. Please e-mail a curriculum vitae with publications list, a statement of research interests and contact information for two references to Jade d’Alpoim Guedes at .

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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