Postdoctoral researcher, radar remote sensing of the Antarctic sea ice – University of Gothenburg

The Department of Earth Sciences has 68 employees. We have Bachelor and Master’s programmes in Earth Sciences and in Geography as well as third-cycle education. Our strongest research areas lie within climatology, ecosystem sciences, petrology/geochemistry and applied geoscience. The research strategy for the department emphasizes on further development of Earth System Science.

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The Weddell Polynya mystery
For planning shipping routes, tourist cruises or scientific equipment deployments, knowing where and when sea ice will open several months to days in advance is a prerequisite. Yet to date, routine spaceborne microwave remote sensing retrievals of sea ice are unable to provide such information, hence forecasting must rely on models that do not represent the dynamics of sea ice opening accurately. This project, ‘WINDOWS’, funded by the Swedish Space Agency aims to detect an upcoming opening of sea ice up to several months in advance using spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar, altimetry and infrared separately and by combining them. We will develop our tool specifically for the Weddell Polynya, a very large hole in the Antarctic winter sea ice cover that unexpectedly reopened for the first time in forty years in 2016 and in which our group has in-situ validation data from novel instruments. Read more ›

Cruise opportunity – GO-SHIP

GO-SHIP is looking for students (for CTD/deck operations, CFCs analysis and LADCP operations) and early career scientists (role of Co-Chief Scientist) to participate in a hydrographic long-line cruise (6 weeks) in mid March – late April/early May, 2020, in the Atlantic Ocean on the NOAA ship Ron Brown, as part of the US GO-SHIP program.

Deadline for students applications (see here for details): November 15, 2019

Deadline for early career scientists applications (see here for details): October 15, 2019

Sail With Us in the Atlantic Ocean (A13.5)!

Ocean Modeller – National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

About the role: 

The Marine Systems Modelling Group at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is seeking to recruit an Ocean Modeller to increase its ocean modelling capability. You will join a vibrant research group at the forefront of the development and analysis of high-resolution numerical models of the global ocean, sea-ice and biogeochemistry.

You will improve the ability of these models to represent the overflows of deep water masses between key ocean basins, and improve our understanding of their important role in the climate system. Your work will initially comprise the implementation and assessment of two very high resolution (1/36°) regional models to represent the overflows between the Nordic Seas and the Atlantic, and from the Mediterranean, including the development and optimization of novel vertical coordinate systems. You will then embed these optimized regional models within a global 1/12° model to assess the impact of the improved overflows on the global ocean circulation. Read more ›

Postdoctoral Investigator – WHOI

The Physical Oceanography Department is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their team. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with possible six-month continuation contingent on progress and funding.


Postdoctoral position in Deep Circulation of the Gulf of Mexico at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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.


We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, and independent physical oceanographer for a postdoctoral investigator position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The postdoc will work with a team of researchers on a funded project, Deep Water Dispersion Experiment,” the goal of which is to describe and understand variability in the circulation of the western Gulf of Mexico, as well as the characteristics of particle dispersion at upper-ocean and intermediate depths.

The candidate should have strong skills in the analysis of physical oceanographic observations (with preference for experience in the analysis of Lagrangian data) and numerical model output, and have expertise in meso-scale and large-scale ocean dynamics. The successful applicant will analyze a new rich Lagrangian data set consisting of about 90 long-term RAFOS float trajectories to develop a better description of the boundary current system in the western Gulf of Mexico, the roles of boundary-interior exchange processes, Loop current Rings, topographic Rossby waves, and coherent vortices. A second RAFOS float data set collected during 2011-2015 covering the entire Gulf is also available. The postdoc is expected to include dynamical models as well as numerical model output where appropriate to extend the interpretation of the observations, and collaborate with the co-PI at CICESE in Mexico.


  • Opportunities will be available to travel to CICESE for collaboration, but this is not required.
  • As deemed necessary by supervisor


  • Ph.D. in Oceanography, with experience in physical oceanography
  • Required technical skills include substantial experience with the analysis and interpretation of physical oceanographic data and model output, and programming languages including MatLab. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with possible 6-month continuation contingent on progress and funding. Informal inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Amy Bower (


Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, distinguish basic colors as well as visual abilities to include near, far, and peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear, talk, travel, work around others as well as alone. This position is continuously sedentary. Physical duties are subject to change.

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Postdoctoral research scientist, ocean modelling – University of Helsinki

As part of a new Academy of Finland project “The impact of Antarctic Ice Sheet – Southern Ocean interactions on marine ice sheet stability and ocean circulation”, we are announcing a postdoctoral research scientist position at the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), University of Helsinki. The project is a collaboration between the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, CSC – IT Center for Science and INAR. The consortium leader is Professor John Moore.

Our Coupled Ocean and Land ice Dynamics (COLD) consortium will both develop and apply existing state-of-the-art modelling tools, together with recent observations, to investigate ice sheet — subglacial hydrology — ocean cavity interactions and patterns of change in both landward and seaward directions. We will examine ocean processes governing heat transport to the ice shelves, and ask how Antarctic marginal processes impact large-scale ocean dynamics. We will address Antarctic Ice Sheet stability and its contribution to sea level. We will quantify the wider impacts of Antarctic marginal processes over the coming century in a changing climate.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ocean Wave Mechanics – Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ocean Wave Mechanics
Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 p.a.
Contact Person : Professor Tom Adcock Vacancy ID : 142242
Contact Phone : Closing Date : 06-Sep-2019
Contact Email :

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Assistant Professorship in Climate-related Sciences – MIT

The MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences includes a vibrant and inter-disciplinary group in climate science that we seek to expand. We are especially interested in physical oceanography, atmospheric chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics, but we encourage applications from outstanding candidates in all sub-disciplines of climate science. We seek candidates who use any approach or combination of approaches, including observation, theory, modeling, and experimentation. Candidates should have the potential for innovation and leadership in research and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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Research Associate – University of Miami

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), invites applications for a Research Associate II position in Physical Oceanography.  The position is concerned with providing technical and science support to observational programs and will involve close collaboration with scientists at RSMAS and the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). Read more ›

Assistant Professor – University of California, Berkeley


Open July 26th, 2019 through Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor faculty position with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. We seek outstanding candidates from any area of Earth and planetary science. Candidates whose research falls into this broad range of disciplines are invited to apply.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Earth and Planetary Science. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., caring for children, the disabled, or the elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service).

The basic qualifications required to be considered for this position are a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree, or enrollment in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application. A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by the date of hire.

All applications should be submitted online through by October 30, 2019. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three to five referees. Letters of reference will only be solicited for those under serious consideration. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letters.

For questions please contact Erin Blazick, AP HR Analyst, Department of Earth & Planetary Science;

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Connecticut

The coastal biogeochemical dynamics Lab at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in oxygen dynamics modelling to participate in an NSF-funded project about regional modeling of hypoxia in the Southern Benguela Upwelling System. This position will provide an opportunity to advance the understanding of the complex oxygen and nutrient dynamics through model-driven hypothesis testing. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of ocean nutrient and oxygen biogeochemistry, expertise in computational methods, and model evaluation. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS). The position will be located at the regional campus at Avery Point working predominately with the laboratories of Samantha Siedlecki and Julie Granger, with opportunities to travel to South Africa to work with colleagues there.

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