Postdoctoral investigator in physical oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The department of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator. This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of an extension for an additional year based on satisfactory performance.

Research will involve using idealized 3D numerical simulations to study the generation, propagation and dissipation of topographically generated lee waves in sheared flow. The project offers scope to explore ocean submesoscale dynamics, boundary layers, internal waves, and flow over topography. It also offers the opportunity to participate in fieldwork. The project, which will further understanding of the energy pathways in the ocean, is funded by NSF and involves collaboration between Amala Mahadevan (WHOI), Eric Kunze (NWRA) and Amit Tandon (UMass Dartmouth). The postdoc will play a key role in the design and execution of research and the interpretation of scientific results.

The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program ( that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.

• PhD
• Experience with numerical modeling, Lagrangian modeling, analysis of oceanographic data and model output, and visualization is desirable.
• Strong computer and programming skills for modeling, analysis and visualization. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively.

Applications should include, as a single pdf file, a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, a curriculum vita, links to relevant publications, and names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Please contact Amala Mahadevan ( with any questions about the position.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC – for more information. WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially.

Python software developer, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), part of the National Oceanography Centre, manages UK ocean science data through a sophisticated network of software systems, designed and developed by our team of in-house research software engineers.

We also support many European & international projects, amongst which is MOCCA – Monitoring the Oceans and Climate Change with Argo – a 5 year project to deploy 150 Argo floats at locations around the globe that will monitor sea temperature and salinity.

To help us meet the MOCCA project deliverables, we’re looking for a software developer with strong Python skills to join the team for 12 months, the primary goal being development of a Python quality-control tool for Argo float data, based on existing MATLAB code.

As the role is fixed term for 12 months, we’re looking for a candidate who’s able to learn quickly, and not afraid to ask plenty of questions, but don’t worry, you won’t be on your own; there will be support and guidance from the BODC software development team, as well as the Argo team who are based onsite.

Strong skills in Python, are essential to the post, and some knowledge of MATLAB will also be necessary, as building the Argo data quality-control tool will involve reviewing existing code, and understanding how it works.

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Postdoctoral position in Topological Waves in Geophysical Flows, ENS de Lyon

Context. Over the last decades, topology has brought new light to linear dynamics, with the discovery of new classes of waves, and an explanation for peculiar propagating modes whose emergence were up to now mysterious. These ideas have just begun to impact geophysical fluid dynamics, with application to equatorial phenomena (see figure). A variety of potential manifestations of topology in fluid waves remain now to be found. This is the purpose of this post-doctoral proposal.

Objectives. The post-doctoral fellow will address the role of topology in the nonlinear dynamics of equatorial flows, with applications to El Nino, among other possibilities. The project will involve numerical simulations in idealized settings for theses problems, and could also lead to idealized laboratory experiment on a rotating tank. The fellow will benefit in Lyon from a stimulating environment involving specialists on topological waves, on rotating/stratified flows, and on geophysical fluid dynamics.

Skills. Candidates with a solid background in theoretical aspects of astrophysical/geophysical fluid dynamics and a taste for idealized numerical simulations will be preferred. Prior knowledge of topological waves is not mandatory. We will also consider seriously any outstanding candidate from other fields of physics involving topology, nonlinear physics, if strongly motivated to work on geophysical flows and familiar with numerical modeling.

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Laboratoire de Physique, ENS de Lyon, CNRS, post-doc funded by ANR project WTF

Postdoctoral research fellow in climate dynamics: sea level rise in the Pacific, University of Bergen

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position at the Geophysical Institute within the field of climate dynamics with focus on sea level rise in the Pacific Islands region. The position is for a fixed term of 3 years. The postdoctoral research fellow will be part of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

Qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree within climate science, oceanography, meteorology, physics, or maths; background in climate dynamics and climate change research as well as experience working with climate model output; very good programming skills in Fortran, Matlab, Python or similar languages.

Deadline for applications: July 31st, 2019.

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Senior research associate in physical oceanography, University of East Anglia

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate in Physical Oceanography to undertake research in ocean processes in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica. You will work with Professor Karen Heywood and Dr Rob Hall on the NSF-NERC-funded TARSAN project.

You will contribute to an observational field campaign in the region of the Thwaites glacier in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica, using autonomous underwater vehicles (gliders and propeller-driven), autonomous surface vehicles, moorings, and ship-based hydrographic and turbulent microstructure surveys. You will process, analyse and publish the observations, in collaboration with other TARSAN scientists in the UK, US, Sweden and Korea, spanning expertise in glaciology, atmospheric and marine science.

Closing date: 19 August 2019.

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Postdoctoral research assistant in climate modeling, University of Oxford

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Climate Modelling. This project will investigate the impact of explosive volcanic eruptions on the Atlantic Climate System.

The successful candidate will carry out a programme of research to analyse climate model simulations of the impact of explosive volcanic eruptions on the coupled ocean- atmosphere climate system.

Application deadline: June 26 2019.

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Assistant professor in Ocean Data Science at Texas A&M University

We seek an interdisciplinary early career scholar with a record of active research and publication in the area of Ocean Data Science to join the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor.

We welcome applicants with any disciplinary specialty in Ocean Data Science application and technology, including biological oceanography, ocean remote sensing, ocean and climate modeling, and others.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and at least 5 years of research experience in Ocean Data Science application and technology.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of New South Wales, Sydney

The Research Associate will address the challenge of understanding recent oceanic change and improving projections of its role in future climate. They will work with Dr Jan Zika and Professor John Church as part of the project Ocean heat content change and its impact on sea level, recently funded by the Australian Research Council. The project will involve using novel methods to attribute changes in ocean temperature and salinity to different physical processes using historical observations and the latest generation of global coupled atmosphere ocean climate models. The Research Associate will work within a team of researchers working together on related topics across UNSW, Australia and Internationally.

Application deadline: July 18th, 2019

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Python Guru, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

We are looking for two Python gurus. You should be able to write Python to an excellent standard resulting in clear, concise, and well-constructed code that is efficient, elegant and robust.

Ideally, you will have a passion for Python that you can pass on to others; you should be able to explain our concepts, and your chosen approach to a problem, with clarity and passion.

The Centre for Geospatial Applications is responsible for producing Earth Observation data products using satellite data inputs on a commercial scale. We provide data to arguably the largest and most ambitious Earth observation and climate change programmes currently underway; our marine data is core to the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), and ESA’s Climate Change Initiative. You do not need to have any previous knowledge of Earth observation, satellite data formats, or algorithm development – we can teach you that part – but we do need an experienced and competent programmer capable of understanding complex issues, designing an effective solution, and delivering streamlined, well documented code that just works.

You should be able to demonstrate your Python programming prowess; this may take the form of an industry recognised qualification, an undergraduate degree, or a post-graduate qualification, although these are not mandatory. It may be that you have chosen your own path to guru status and you can demonstrate your knowledge and experience in other ways.

Closing date: Wednesday 10th July 2019

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Assistant professor in regional-scale computing of transport processes by free-surface waves and flows, Delft University of Technology

Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The position is located within the department Hydraulic Engineering. The Department of Hydraulic Engineering aims at a thorough understanding of the behavior of rivers, estuaries, coasts, seas, and interventions in these systems. The focus is on understanding, engineering, designing, and managing human interventions in the natural environment for purposes such as: flood safety, navigation, and construction in water.

The assistant professor will be working in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) research group. The group is concerned with the fundamental fluid mechanical aspects of transport processes in rivers, estuaries and coastal zones. We specialise in wave dynamics, physical oceanography, shallow environmental flows and turbulence, fine and cohesive sediments, experimental and numerical fluid mechanics. This has positioned the group as a major international player in, among other fields, ocean wave research and flow modelling.

Application deadline: September 1st, 2019.

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