Position overviewPosition title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Ocean Modeling
Open date: March 21, 2023
Most recent review date: Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, Mar 20, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Professor Christopher Edwards in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for two postdoctoral scholar positions to investigate coupled physical and biogeochemical processes in the ocean using numerical models. One project focuses on ocean/estuarine exchange at the mouth of San Francisco Bay and the degree to which anthropogenic nutrient sources influence the coastal ecosystem (e.g., through changes to productivity, hypoxia, or the phytoplankton community). A second project investigates plankton biodiversity in the California Current System and possibly other regions through both forward and data assimilative models that are constrained by observed and statistically derived biological data. Both projects use the Regional Ocean Modeling System as the primary numerical model, and both are collaborative, with project partners at UCLA, MIT, and other institutions.
The postdoctoral scholar will work within the Ocean Modeling Group at UCSC and will be expected to lead their aspect of a project while simultaneously working as part of a team. Strong quantitative skills and experience with numerical models and scientific programming are advantageous, particularly with Fortran and either Matlab, Python, or Julia. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are helpful.
The Department of Ocean Sciences: https://oceansci.ucsc.edu/
The Ocean Modeling Group: https://oceanmodeling.ucsc.edu
Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in an area of ocean sciences, atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics or a related field. Degree must be in hand at the time of initial appointment.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include a list of publications and three professional references along with their contact information. The search committee will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that summarizes your research exerience, qualifications, and interest as it relates to the position.
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