Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

Open Positions

A Postdoc and Two Ph.D. Positions of Atmospheric Science at the University of Houston

A postdoc and two Ph.D. positions are available in the Dr. Zheng’s research group at the University of Houston ( The successful candidates have the room to develop research projects on clouds, boundary layer dynamics, aerosol-cloud interactions, and their roles in climate change using ground-based and satellite observations and a hierarchy of models ranging from idealized analytical model to process-oriented large-eddy model to comprehensive global climate model. Dr. Zheng has collaborations with modeling scientists at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab, Princeton University, and Boston College, and experimental scientists at the University of Maryland, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. Supervisors for the student and postdoc positions can include some of the collaborators.

For Ph.D. Students

Prospective PhD students are expected to start in Spring or Fall 2023 at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Anyone with a background in physical or computational science, such as atmospheric science, physics, math, environmental science, and computer science, is encouraged to apply. Interested students should email Dr. Youtong Zheng ( their CVs, a description of past and future research interests, and unofficial transcripts. GRE scores are not required.

For Postdoc

The start date for the Postdoc position can be as early as January 2023, which is negotiable. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: numerical modeling, cloud physics, aerosol-cloud interactions, boundary layer meteorology, satellite remote sensing of cloud and aerosol, and climate dynamics. To apply, please email Dr. Youtong Zheng ( your CV, a cover letter outlining current research accomplishments and future research interest, and names and contact information for two professional references. Applications received by Jan 1, 2023 will be given priority.