Postdoc – Skidaway Institute of Oceanography of the University of Georgia

Applications are being accepted for a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography of the University of Georgia (SkIO), a multidisciplinary research institution located on the Georgia coast near Savannah, GA ( The successful applicant will perform (NSF grant-funded) research on energy-containing turbulent eddy scales, utilizing three existing data sets (Five beam ADCP, hydrographic, meteorological) from a range of depths in the coastal ocean. Interpretation of such scales on the inner to outer continental shelf requires a firm grasp of the dominant tidal, weatherband, and seasonal dynamics that dominate such settings, as well as turbulent-specific dynamical analysis techniques. Work will be facilitated by use of extensive analysis tools already developed, with development of additional techniques as needed. Extensive interaction with project collaborator (the project PI) conducting LES modeling is expected. Together with the observational approaches, such collaboration will offer a valuable opportunity for the
Associate to develop a unique research capacity. Read more ›

Research Fellow in Fluid Mechanics- University of Leeds

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in Fluid Dynamics? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

We are looking for a Research Fellow to join our project, working on designing, implementing and analysing algorithms to perform Direct Statistical Simulation of fluids (and potentially plasmas) in laboratory, geophysical and astrophysical settings, and comparing these with the statistics derived from Direct Numerical Simulation, where appropriate. The project (funded by the award of a European Research Council Advanced Grant) will involve the mathematical evaluation of statistical approximations, the development of computationally efficient algorithms for parallel architectures and the analysis of the effectiveness of the procedure. You will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) Professor Steve Tobias in the Department of Applied Mathematics, and with the Co-Investigator Professor Brad Marston in the Department of Physics at Brown University.

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Tenured Associate Professor in Coastal Physical Oceanography – University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin: College of Natural Sciences: Department of Marine Science

Location: Port Aransas, Texas

Deadline: Dec 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The University of Texas Marine Science Institute invites applications for a tenured faculty position in the Department of Marine Science.  We seek an innovative and eminent physical oceanographer at the Associate Professor rank who will use field, remote sensing, and/or computational methods to study estuaries and coastal oceans.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:  circulation and connectivity to watersheds and the open ocean, ocean-atmosphere interactions, mixing processes, sediment transport including quantitative geomorphology, and interdisciplinary studies that couple physical, biogeochemical and biotic processes in estuarine and coastal environments. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program at the Institute, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are interested in individuals who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.


Ph.D. in physical oceanography or related field. Excellence in research and teaching required.

Application Instructions:

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, a research statement, and a list of three potential references. Review of applications will begin January 2019.

Scientist position, modeling ocean-land interface processes for climate applications – Los Alamos National Laboratory

Scientist position in the modeling of ocean-land interface processes for climate applications at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Climate, Ocean and Sea-Ice Modeling Team (COSIM) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is searching for a staff scientist to work on a range of issues related to the changing coastal ocean environment at the land-ocean nexus, including topics in sediment transport, coastal erosion, ecogeomorphology, and impacts of sea-level rise. We seek candidates with diverse research experience with a preference for individuals with one or more of the following: experience and knowledge of coastal-zone ecogeomorphology, remote sensing, and/or climate modeling; experience in construction, analysis and/or application of physical models; and the incorporation
of in-situ and remote observations for model development, testing and application. Our team’s effort is in support of the newly developed U.S. Department of Energy climate model, the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM).
For full job description and instructions on how to apply, please follow this link:

Fall Newsletter

MPOWIR Mentor Group Registration:
Mentor Group registration is now open, to all women physical oceanographers based in the USA, in the early career stages from the final year of the PhD, through postdoc, and into the first couple of years in a longer-term position, in any career path. Groups consist of 6-7 junior women and 2 senior facilitators. Groups meet monthly via conference call and offer coaching, advice and strategies for professional success. The calls are also an opportunity for senior and junior scientists to share their experiences.

MPOWIR is now offering mentor groups with a particular focus. At this point, there is expressed interest in a group to facilitate discussion of LGBTQ issues, and groups that meet at unconventional times (i.e. in the evenings or on weekends) to better facilitate varied work schedules. We are open to exploring other opportunities, and welcome suggestions. These options, and your suggestions, can be emailed to or entered when registering for a group.

Sign up will be open until October 12, 2018:

Upcoming Opportunities
MPOWIR Webinars:
This fall MPOWIR will host the fourth webinar in our new series. The webinars feature subjects particularly pertinent to early career scientists, especially beyond the postdoc. While topics are driven by input from early career scientists, webinars are open to all genders and all career stages. We are currently collecting input on topics for future webinars:

MPOWIR at AGU Fall Meeting:
MPOWIR will help to facilitate a meet-up place to gather with other MPOWIR colleagues. Stay tuned for more details on times and locations. Please indicate your initial interest in joining a social event here:

Pattullo 2019:
Mark your calendars for September 22-25, 2019 for the next Pattullo Conference. Registration will open in early 2019. Visit to learn more, and sign up to receive updates.

Engineer on Machine Learning for Ocean’s Data Quality Control – Ifremer

OPEN POSITION FOR A 1-YEAR LONG LIMITED TERM CONTRACT Engineer on Machine Learning for Ocean’s Data Quality Control

Laboratory for Ocean Physics and Satellite Remote Sensing Ifremer – Brest

Thousands of ocean measurements of temperature and salinity are collected globally and every day. Controlling the quality of these data is a human resources intensive task because control procedures still produce a lot of false alarms only detected by a human expert. This is because quality control procedures have not yet benefited from the recent development of efficient machine learning methods to predict simple targets from complex multi-dimensional features, such as deep learning. This engineer position is about the development of such methods for oceanography. Read more ›

Postdoctoral Scholar – Scripps

Postdoctoral Scholar in Physical Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceangraphy, University of California San Diego

A postdoctoral scholar position is available to work with Paola Cessi on the global oceanic circulation, with special emphasis on exchanges between large-scale basins, and in particular between the Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic. The approach is to use a range of models (conceptual box models, primitive-equations computations in simplified geometries) and data sets such as ECCO version 4, to understand the mass, temperature and salinity interbasin exchanges involved in the global overturning circulation.
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Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Earth and Environmental Sciences – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the fields of Earth and environmental sciences. Candidates should have recently completed their Ph.D. or should expect to complete their degree requirements by September 2019.

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Postdoctoral position – RSMAS

POSTDOCTORAL position in Physical Oceanography / Ocean Observing, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. 
Applications are invited from candidates with a recent PhD in physical oceanography or similar. Experience in collection and analysis of observed datasets is desirable. The successful candidate will study in situ data sets of the Agulhas Current and Indian Ocean in the context of other measurements and models to assess how the freshwater budget is changing. This project is part of a US-South African collaboration called the Agulhas System Climate Array. This position is available for two years beginning in October 2018, the second year subject to renewal upon performance. Starting salary is $54,000.
Applicants should submit a brief research statement, a CV, and the contact information for two referees to Prof. Lisa Beal ( and apply online at Applications will be considered immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar – 2019

Open date: September 6th, 2018
Next review date: October 12th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: January 31st, 2019
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.


Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California, invites applications for one or more Institution-wide Postdoctoral positions in any of the major areas of research conducted at Scripps. Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research in the world. Research at Scripps encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, earth, and atmosphere. Scripps Postdoctoral scholars are expected to interact with existing programs, and candidates are required to contact potential mentors and identify mutual research interests prior to submitting their applications. Research activities at Scripps can be explored by viewing profiles of the Principal Investigators at Scripps (
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