Marine Data Assimilation Scientist, UK Met Office

The Met Office is a world-class operational weather forecasting and scientific research organisation. Our award-winning Met Office Headquarters in Exeter is home to excellent teams and computer technology, working to improve our understanding of, and ability to predict, atmosphere, land and ocean aspects of the earth-system.

The Ocean Forecasting Research & Development (OFR&D) group is an internationally recognised team of scientists who develop, evaluate, maintain and support a range of operational ocean and wave models. The group is responsible for the science behind the satellite and model based (re)analyses and the forecasts produced by the Met Office for the world’s oceans and regional seas. Increasingly, the OFR&D group are working on coupled Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) systems to investigate the impacts of ocean-wave-atmosphere interactions on weather forecast timescales. The group creates products which are central to the EU Copernicus Marine Service, government and public weather services, to support Naval operations and to provide information of use to commercial customers.

Job Purpose
To develop the ocean and sea-ice data assimilation to improve the accuracy of global ocean, sea-ice and coupled forecasts at time-scales ranging from a few days out to 6 months, and including reanalysis applications.

Job Responsibilities
Assist in the maintenance and development of the NEMOVAR data assimilation scheme to provide accurate ocean and sea-ice forecasts.

Lead the development and assessment of the Met Office sea-ice data assimilation capability.
Contribute to the broader work of the group where appropriate, and to national and international projects.

Present the work of Ocean Forecasting R&D, both at conferences and meetings and in the literature.

Liaise with relevant groups outside Ocean Forecasting R&D, including other Met Office groups (particularly the polar climate, seasonal forecasting and coupled data assimilation groups), the wider academic community and NEMOVAR collaborators.

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Ocean Science Research Associate at Cape Eleuthera Island School, The Bahamas

The Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) is seeking a full-time Research Associate to carry out activities related to marine science. The candidate will be primarily responsible for participating in the operations of underwater gliders to measure a suite of important oceanographic variables to improve hurricane prediction models. This project will be conducted in close collaboration with scientists of the Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (CIMAS) of the University of Miami and the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In addition to this project, the successful candidate will also have opportunities to run other independent research projects and will be expected to teach research-focused classes at the Cape Eleuthera Island School.

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Postdoc position in ocean process modeling and theory

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher in ocean process modeling and theory to work with Prof. Leif Thomas in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University. The successful candidate will pursue research in the dynamics of submesoscale processes and inertia-gravity wave-mean flow interactions at ocean fronts and their impact on generating small-scale turbulence. The research is part of the Submesoscales Under Near-Resonant Inertial Shear Experiment (SUNRISE), a multi-institution collaborative project, and will involve a combination of theory, numerical modeling, and analysis of submesoscale-resolving observations from an ongoing field campaign in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. A strong background in geophysical fluid dynamics with application to the ocean or atmosphere and knowledge in numerical modeling is required.

Evaluation of applications will begin July 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible (ideally be between Fall 2019 and Winter 2020), but completion of the PhD is required. The initial appointment is for one year and renewable for one additional year, subject to satisfactory performance. Applications should be sent by email to and include a CV, brief statement of research interests, experience, and future career plans, and the names and contact information of three or more references.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Post-doctoral research fellow vacancy at GMU/COLA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The George Mason University, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences (AOES) and Center for Ocean-Land Atmosphere Studies (COLA) in the College of Science have an opening for a postdoctoral research fellowship. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


The selected finalist will contribute to a research operation project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the National Weather Service (NWS) initiative. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the impact of ocean resolution on the sub-seasonal to seasonal skill of extreme hydrological events and surface air temperature over CONUS. The successful candidate will use a coupled atmosphere, ocean and sea ice model to conduct high-resolution sub-seasonal forecasts and evaluate the skill of forecasts following the operational requirements.

Other responsibilities include:

Collaborating with the NCEP’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) and Climate Prediction Center scientists in the design of numerical experiments and forecast evaluations; and
Manuscript preparation, revisions and publication.

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates must have earned a doctorate in atmospheric sciences, climate dynamics, oceanography, or a closely related field prior to the first day of employment;
  • Experience running a coupled general circulation model on high-performance computing systems; and
  • Advanced programming skills including code development and shell scripting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the Modular Ocean Model (MOM) and FV3 Finite-Volume Cubed Sphere Dynamical Core;
  • Writing and presentation skills as exemplified by publications and presentations record; and
  • Experience in managing and processing large data sets.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. This position is available for two years with the second-year subject to renewal upon performance and availability of funds. For full consideration apply by June 13, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral fellowship in Ocean Dynamics and Modeling at the Naval Postgraduate School

Prof. Timour Radko announces a postdoctoral fellowship in Ocean Dynamics and Modeling at the Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, CA). The Radko group is involved in a series of predominantly numerical projects that include (i) detection and analysis of stratified wakes, (ii) dynamics of coherent oceanic vortices, and (iii) modeling of double-diffusive convection. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with faculty and students of the NPS Oceanography Department. The primary mission of NPS is the education of active duty Navy officers on topics related to national security.

Requirements: (i) PhD in Physical Oceanography, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, or in other related field, (ii) experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics, and (iii) the ability to perform original research, both independently and as a part of a team, as indicated by the peer-review publication record.

Interested applicants should send their CVs and names of at least two references to Prof. Timour Radko ( Informal preliminary inquiries are also encouraged.

Postdoc in Fully Coupled Earth System Tidal Modeling at LANL

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Fully Coupled Earth System Tidal Modeling

T-3 Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics, Los Alamos National Laboratory

LANL Position IRC73202

What You Will Do

We seek a postdoctoral scientist with a background in physics, mathematics, oceanic, cryospheric or planetary sciences to implement oceanic tides in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) and study the consequences of tidal variations on coupled polar and global climate. The successful applicant will work with mentors specializing in high-resolution fully coupled cryospheric and oceanic modeling, and will be encouraged to build an independent scientific career through lead authorship of publications, presentations at international conferences, and active participation in community workshops. The postdoc will be guided in tidal modeling within the world’s top-10 computing facilities. The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop strong expertise in signal processing to analyze modeled tides in ice-covered oceans, including taking a leading role in designing cutting-edge methods to emulate altimetric satellites to sample sea ice and sea-surface height within E3SM, especially for drawing comparisons with ICESat-2 and Jason-3 measurements. Outcomes from this work will help to develop an understanding of the contribution of tides to Arctic, Antarctic and global weather and climate variability, coastal inundation, and mixing. The work is expected to inform observational system design for remote oceanic regions with significant tidal variations.

Who you will work with:

This postdoctoral position is within the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Theoretical Division (T-Division). LANL is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security, and includes a vibrant research team developing advanced ocean, ice and terrestrial models for the study of the earth as a complex adaptive system, including interactions leading to climate change. The laboratory’s earth system science area currently has more than 15 postdoctoral fellows and a staff exceeding 30 scientists spanning multiple laboratory divisions. The postdoctoral fellow selected for this position will be based in T-Division Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics, working with staff scientists including Andrew Roberts and Phillip Wolfram, and will be co-mentored by Brian Arbic at the University of Michigan. The selected scientist will be strongly encouraged to interact with researchers at other DOE laboratories and international scientists working on coupled tidal modeling.

What You Need

Desired Skills:

  • A demonstrated ability to disseminate your research through written and oral communication.
  • Previous tidal modeling could be an advantage, but we are equally as interested in an enthusiastic and creative applicant shifting from a different research area.
  • Expertise in current or emerging computer programming languages compatible with high-performance computing (e.g. Fortran90, C, C++, Julia); expertise in scripting or data-analysis languages (e.g. Unix scripting, Python, MATLAB, R).


A Ph.D. in the fields of geophysics, fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, earth system science, cryospheric or planetary modeling, computational science, physics, or applied mathematics.

Notes to Applicants:

Please include with your application a curriculum vitae, names of three references, and a cover letter detailing qualifications and research interests that are specific to the job requirements outlined in this advertisement. In your application, please describe your most important Ph.D. thesis outcome or publication and how it has contributed to an understanding of the research field it addressed.

Additional Details:

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Candidates may be considered for a Director’s Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

For general information go to Postdoc Program .

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful mountainous northern New Mexico, LANL solves problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security.

Further Information

Please contact Andrew Roberts in T-3 for further information at, and visit, searching for position IRC73202

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ocean Modelling, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University

Assistant Professor Eric Oliver ( is looking to fill a postdoctoral position on downscaling future oceanography projections in the Canadian arctic and subarctic, as part of a project funded by ArcticNet. The postdoc position is expected to start as soon as possible.

The Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada are experiencing rapid climate change. In particular, temperatures are rising and sea ice cover is declining at unprecedented rates. These changes are having impacts on the ocean environment with changes in marine ecosystems as well as human interactions with the environment. This project will perform simulations of the future ocean using a large-scale numerical ocean model covering the Arctic Ocean and the north Atlantic Ocean. This model has been developed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Environment and Climate Change Canada and has been used previously to simulate historical conditions and will be used in this project, along with climate model future projections, to simulate the ocean to the mid-21st century. This model includes physical ocean and sea-ice components, and may also include marine biogeochemistry.

The postdoc will be based in the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University under Dr. Oliver’s supervision, and will also be expected to work closely with Dr. Youyu Lu (DFO, Bedford Institute of Oceanography).

If interested please send a statement of interest and CV to

Assistant Professor in Arctic Ice and Marine System Science, University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba invites applications for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2, a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor in the broad natural science fields of Arctic marine system science.

The Government of Canada has established the CRC program to enable Canadian universities to foster world class research excellence. The proposed CRC aligns with the University’s strategic research plan that identifies Arctic System Science and Climate Change as a targeted area.

The successful candidates will become a member of the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS; in the Department of Environment and Geography, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources. CEOS is a focal point of Arctic System Science and Climate Change, an established ‘Signature Area’ of research excellence at the University of Manitoba ( With more than 150 researchers, students and staff, including a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) Laureate, a new Canada Excellence Research Chair, a Senior Canada-150 Chair and two existing Canada Research Chairs (CRC) both Tier 1, CEOS is one of the largest and most influential Arctic marine research groups in the world. CEOS’ research is supported by the purpose-built Nellie Cournoyea Arctic Research Facility; laboratories for Earth, environmental and material sciences, and applied electromagnetics; the Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility; the Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO); CCGS Amundsen icebreaker; a new coastal research vessel the MV William Kennedy; and numerous field stations across the Arctic. The Arctic Science Partnership ( provides added opportunity for international networking.

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Manager, Oceans and Climate – Conservation International

Manager, Oceans and Climate

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.


Over the last 10 years, CI has developed a comprehensive Blue Climate program spanning over 20 countries dedicated to identifying and addressing science and policy priorities for oceans and climate globally. The Blue Climate program at CI works closely with our field programs across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Africa to design and implement innovative approaches to (1) ecosystem based climate adaptation solutions that improve coastal and marine communities well-being while also conserving ecosystems and biodiversity; and (2) conserve and restore coastal blue carbon ecosystems (mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrass meadows) for climate mitigation. The Blue Climate program also has key leadership roles in advancing climate mitigation and adaptation priorities into national and regional coastal management, policy, and science through the Blue Carbon Initiative (Science and Policy working groups), the International Partnership for Blue Carbon and the Global Mangrove Alliance.

The CI Blue Climate program is now seeking a self-motivated, creative team member to support the long-term growth and success of CI’s oceans and climate change program. The position will provide technical and project management support to CIs field teams. They will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Blue Carbon Initiative including coordinating the annual International Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group meeting. They will provide thought leadership regarding coastal and marine policy and management under a changing climate. They will coordinate with the other divisions within the Ocean Center, Moore Center for Science, Center for Environment and Peace, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business and others across CI as well as external partners to ensure successful completion and maximum integration of marine climate change projects at CI.


Under the supervision of the Director, Marine Climate Change, this position will be an essential team member, supporting and leading elements of CIs Blue Climate program. The position requires the ability to build strong working relationships with staff from across CIs field programs, other CI Divisions and a diverse range of partners including academics, conservation leaders and local communities. Key responsibilities will include:

Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal and Ocean Environments

  • Working with CIs field programs to design and implement vulnerability assessments and climate adaptation projects
  • Analyzing and researching priority climate adaptation issues from local to global and working with CI field teams to develop innovative strategies to address those issues
  • Identifying and coordinating integration of a broad range of external experts and consultants with program activities
  • Leading development and dissemination of priority communication products

Blue Carbon Program

  • Day-to-day management of the International Blue Carbon Initiative including: maintaining and fostering partnership and collaboration within the Initiative, coordinating the International Blue Carbon Scientific Working groups, organizing workshops, supporting completion of working group products, leading development and dissemination of communication products, and maintaining the Blue Carbon Initiative website.
  • Facilitate coordination and collaboration with Blue Carbon related policy actions and priorities, including ensuring science needed to guide policy is communicated effectively and identifying key science needs.
  • Leading CI involvement in key Blue Carbon partnerships and projects such as the International Partnership for Blue Carbon, the Coastal Carbon Research Coordination Network and with priority academic institutions.
  • Supporting CIs field programs in implementation of Blue Carbon projects.

Broad Technical and Fundraising Support

  • Provide fundraising and technical support and guidance to the Blue Climate program, Center for Oceans, Global Mangrove Alliance, field programs and across CI, including providing input and strong technical guidance for proposals for a broad variety of funding sources.
  • Provide input into scientific publications and support production and dissemination of scientific literature.


  • International travel of 25% or more, sometimes in difficult travel conditions.
  • Ability to work in remote locations or under difficult working conditions.
  • Flexibility in work schedule in order to accommodate time differences among HQ, regions and field programs.
  • Option for flexibility in work location, outside of Arlington, VA, including but not limited to San Francisco, CA or Seattle, WA.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, and work well with minimal oversight.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in an environmental or related field
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of climate change impacts on the ocean, marine biodiversity and/or coastal communities
  • Strong organizational and financial management skills
  • Proven ability to engage and collaborate with diverse teams and individuals across various disciplines, cultures and backgrounds to achieve shared goals
  • Proven ability to work well independently and coordinate with teams remotely.
  • Proven ability to deliver results while managing competing priorities under tight deadlines
  • Outstanding written skills for a variety of audiences including scientific, media and non-technical audiences.
  • Outstanding spoken communication skills.
  • Experience writing for broad variety of audiences, including academic, media, web blogs, funding proposals


  • Graduate degree in marine science, natural resource socio-economics, climate change or related field
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish highly preferred

CI Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

Passion:  We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms.

Respect:  We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

Integrity:  We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

Optimism :  We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

Courage:  We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

Teamwork:  We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

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Oceanhackweek 2019 – Workshop

Join us to explore Data Science in Oceanography!

Please join us at the Oceanhackweek 2019, ​August 26-30, 2019​, at the University of Washington, Seattle. This 5-day hands-on workshop aims to promote effective computational practices for ocean research involving complex observational data and model outputs. Examples include but are not limited to visualizing and analyzing high-resolution ocean GCM simulations from ROMS, MOM, and MITgcm and working with datasets from ARGO, OOI, CCHDO, and IOOS.

Unlike conventional conferences and workshops, Oceanhackweek is constructed based on three core components: 1) immersive tutorials on libraries in the scientific Python ecosystem for accessing and manipulating large datasets, 2) peer-learning, and 3) on-site project work in a collaborative environment.

We invite all self-identified oceanographers who are motivated to learn new skills and workflows to apply. We especially encourage applications from graduate students, post-docs, and early-career scientists with strong interests or background in quantitative analysis of ocean data and models. We believe that every participant, regardless of technical skill level or research experience, can contribute to making Oceanhackweek a success.

To best benefit from the program, participants are expected to have some experience with Python programming. Applicants with extensive programming background in other languages are welcome to apply, if they are willing to get up-to-date on Python basics before the program. Participants are also expected to be present and fully engaged for the entire duration of the workshop.

Financial assistance for travel are available by application. Lodging at University of Washington are provided for all non-local participants.

Application is open until ​May 13, 2019 ​at ​​. Accepted applicants will be notified no later than May 28, 2019.

More information is available on: ​ questions, feel free to email ​​.