Senior Research Associate in Earth System Modelling of the Last Glacial Cycle – University of Bristol

Snr Research Assoc/Research Fellow, last glacial cycle, Bristol, UK

The School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol, UK, seeks a Senior Research Associate/Research Fellow in Earth System Modelling of the Last Glacial Cycle.


Past climates provide a unique test-bed of our fundamental understanding of key processes and mechanisms that control the Earth system, as well as the potential for testing state-of-the-art Earth system models in regimes other than today. The last glacial-interglacial cycle is a particularly important and interesting period as data quality is high yet there remain many aspects of Earth System change that we do not fully understand. Read more ›

Research Scientist in Lagrangian Iceberg Modelling – Princeton University

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in association with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks a postdoctoral research associate to experiment with, and further develop, a Lagrangian model of tabular icebergs for use as a component of an earth system model.

This work will involve developing modeling representations of iceberg formation, evolution and breakup, by using a mix of discrete element modelling and conceptual parameterizations of unresolved processes in a prognostic iceberg model. The project aims to enable simulation of tabular icebergs in realistic representations of the global ocean and to use such simulations to study both historical events and look at future projections. Read more ›

Assistant Professor – LUMCON


Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled.

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education (LUMCON; seeks to hire two new Assistant Professors in the second phase of multi-year faculty expansion. We invite well-qualified coastal or marine scientists, regardless of discipline, to apply. We are interested in scientists that address a wide range of fundamental problems in ocean and coastal sciences, as well as interdisciplinary research questions, using observations, modelling, theory and/or field and laboratory experiments. Candidates should have notable research achievements, demonstration of funded research, or potential for funded research, and a strong commitment to education and outreach. Preference will be given to candidates who can clearly demonstrate a research program that maximizes the locality and research assets of the DeFelice Marine Center and complements and extends the strengths of LUMCON and the consortium. Read more ›

Postdoc position, Energy transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean – Universität Hamburg

The Collaborative Research Center TRR 181 “Energy transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean” invites applications for 1 Postdoc position at Universität Hamburg.

TRR 181 is a collaborative project between the Universities Hamburg and Bremen (Germany) funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for initially four years with possible extension for eight years. Further participating institutions are Alfred-Wegener-Institut Bremerhaven, Jacobs University Bremen, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie Hamburg, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde, and Leibniz-Institut für Atmosphärenphysik, Kühlungsborn.

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Research & Development Engineer – University of California, Santa Barbara

Summary of Job Duties

The Coastal Oceanography & Autonomous System Lab is accepting applications for a Research & Development Engineer I. Under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, this work includes field deployment skills and working with collaborators at sea and/or in field locations. Secondary responsibilities include maintenance of lab systems and infrastructure. Physical duties include: the ability to move large crates several times per day; willingness to work on small boats.

Minimum Requirements

BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field and/or equivalent experience is required.The position requires effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative manner.

Desirable Requirements

Familiarity with the following equipment is highly desirable: REMUS AUVs, side scan sonar, acoustic current profilers, underwater optical instrumentation. Desirable software skills include: C, C++, Python, data analysis in Matlab, Linux shell programming, machine learning, image analysis, network and/or system administration.

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Research Scientist, Dynamics of the Coastal Ocean – Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer

The Laboratory for Ocean Physics and Satellite remote sensing  ( ) is a joint laboratory (UMR) of several French scientific institutions (IFREMER, CNRS, University of Brest, IRD) with about hundred researchers, engineers, technicians or students.

The Coastal Ocean Team gather scientist working on marginal and coastal sea dynamics and its interactions with ecosystems

Our main topics are :

  • Waves dynamics on the shelf (e.g. tide, internal tides, coastal trapped waves.
  • Wind forced dynamics ( e.g. upwelling, coastal jets)
  • Frontal dynamics and associated (sub-)mesoscales processes or air-sea coupling (e.g. river plumes, thermal fronts)
  • Interactions with the topography (outflows , slope currents, coastal jets …)
  • Interactions of the dynamics with ecosystems at small scales and (or) at climatological scales

These topics are addressed, numerically, by in situ and remote sensing measurements, on coastal or regional areas with contrasting processes such as the extended continental shelves of the Bay of Biscay, the Newfoundland Shelf or the Senegalese Petite Côte, the straits of the Arabian Sea, or the steep bathymetries of the Mediterranean or the western coast of South-Africa.
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Physical Oceanographer, Ocean Glider Scientist – National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

Starting Salary: £28,200 – £32,430 (Band 6) £35,222 – £40,505 (Band 5)

Full time (37 hours)

Fixed term (24 months)

About the role:

The Natural Environment Research Council is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entitythat brings together nine partnersto create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

The NOC has taken a leading role in the use of autonomous vehicles for ocean research and invested in a dedicated national facility managing over 30 marine robots. We are currently seeking a talented physical oceanographer to join the growing team of scientists and engineers at the NOC working with these robots to undertake a broad range of multi-disciplinary research in high-latitude, temperate and tropical regions, from the coast to deep ocean. This position will focus on using data from ocean gliders and other AUVs to develop improved understanding of the mixing mechanisms that control the physical structure of our seas and the biogeochemical and climate implications. This work will be done as part of a multidisciplinary team at the NOC alongside UK and international partners.

This role will support the AlterEco ( project, which is currently undertaking a 14-month continuous deployment of ocean gliders in the North Sea and includes specialist turbulence, ADCP and nutrient sensors to investigate the physical and biogeochemical functioning of coastal and shelf seas. This role will expand into the Arctic as part of a series of projects working with international partners investigating water mass modification around Iceland and Svalbard shelf and shelf break regions.

Applications are particularly encouraged from researchers interested in turbulence and mixing in the upper ocean and ocean interior and the subsequent impacts on fluxes in the ocean surface boundary layer and pycnocline.

While the initial appointment is for 24 months, there is potential for extended funding to investigate water mass formation and mixing in the Arctic as new developments in under-ice navigation with AUVs are developed at the NOC.

Suitably experienced or talented applicants will have the opportunity to develop this role as a PI and establish their own research interests at the NOC.

About you:

You will have a strong background in ocean physics (PhD or equivalent experience) with a proven track record of publishing your work in peer reviewed international journals. You will have extensive experience of processing and analysing observational ocean data and have suitable coding skills to develop your own solutions to emerging problems associated with processing complex, multi-variable datasets from multiple platforms.

Preferably, you will have experience of working at sea and overseeing deployment of instrumentation on both small and large vessels. Applicants with experience in processing and analysing shear and temperature microstructure data are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience working with data collected from ocean gliders would also be highly desirable.

Other information:

This position will include seagoing duties in the North Sea and Arctic regions, potentially for several weeks duration. Overseas and national travel will also be necessary to attend project meetings and conferences.

The starting salary for this position will be between £28,200 and £32,430 per annum (Band 6) or £35,222 and £40,505 per annum (Band 5).

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development. This position will be based in Liverpool as part of the Coastal Ocean Processes group.

NOC is part of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), which is one of the nine partners within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). For more information visit

What we can offer you:

At the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) we know that the quality of our science and the impact that we want it to have depends entirely on the knowledge, skills and engagement of our people. The NOC is committed to flexible employment practices to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible. Our flexi-time system and flexible working policy contribute to this important aim.

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and low cost car-parking.  Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

For more information visit Working at NOC.

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.

How to apply:

All internal and external applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and how to apply, please visit our website at To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role. If you are unable to apply online, please contact UK SBS by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Dr. Matthew Palmer via email at

Closing date:  6th July 2018

**Interviews will take place during the week commencing 23rd July. Appointment may start from August 1st 2018 and no later than October 1st 2018

If after interview we have a greater number of suitable candidates than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months for all the grades and locations advertised. This reserve list will be used for future vacancies in NOC that require the same (or similar) skills, experience, competencies and are of the same grade as the advertised posts. These could be offered to candidates on the reserve list without a new competition (but there will be no guarantee of a job offer).

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Researcher in Estuarine dynamics and sediment transport – University of Oregon

Researcher position: Estuarine dynamics / Sediment transport / Numerical modeling
Supervisor: Dave Sutherland, University of Oregon (
Location: Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA
Duration: 1 year, with a possibility of extension
Topic: Estuarine dynamics and sediment transport in Coos Bay, Oregon
Description: Coos Bay, Oregon, is a seasonal estuary located in the PNW, embedded within the California Current System. Inside Coos Bay lies the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, the site of decades of water quality monitoring and restoration efforts. However, the greater Coos Bay estuary is heavily influenced by human activity, such as dredging. An ongoing project is examining the underlying estuarine dynamics and what controls sediment transport within the Bay. The successful applicant will enjoy opportunities to further develop high-resolution numerical simulations of the estuary, analyze and interpret model output, communicate results to local stakeholders, and work with an expert team including Dr. Dave Ralston (WHOI) and Dr. Emily Eidam (UNC-Chapel Hill).

We seek a researcher with strong quantitative skills, preferably with experience in one or more of the following: numerical ocean modeling, estuarine sediment dynamics, or observational estuarine oceanography; although all candidates with physical oceanography, environmental fluid dynamics, or sediment dynamics backgrounds will be considered. The primary research tool will be a numerical ocean model (FVCOM) coupled with observations. The successful applicant should have a MSc degree (at minimum) in a related-discipline. Applicants should have some experience with computational/data analysis methods (e.g., MATLAB, Python, FORTRAN), a record of good written and spoken communication skills, and a collaborative attitude. Applicants with PhDs are welcome to apply; possibilities exist to turn this into a postdoctoral experience if desired.

To apply: Please send 1) a cover letter that states your interests and 2) a curriculum vitae, which should list information for three references, to Dave Sutherland ( Review of applicants will begin ASAP, and continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will join a vibrant interdisciplinary group ( The position is for one-year initially.

The setting: Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of over 25,000 students. The Eugene metro area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour’s drive from both the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired. 

For more information, contact Professor Dave Sutherland (

Postdoctoral Researcher in Coupled Climate Dynamics – UC Santa Barbara


The Stevenson Lab in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management School at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is recruiting a postdoctoral research scientist to work on questions related to climate variability and change, and the associated influences on marine and/or terrestrial environments.

Examples of potential projects include:
-Dynamics of drought events in future climate change scenarios
-Physical controls on the response of the El Nino/Southern Oscillation to external forcing
-Improving constraints on past tropical variability using paleoclimate proxy information .

Postdoctoral researchers may also work with the PI to develop new research projects.

Basic Qualification: A PhD in atmospheric, oceanic, or climate science or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

Additional: experience working in Linux/Unix environments and programming in R, Matlab, Python, NCL, and/or FORTRAN.

Desirable: candidates with experience working with output from and conducting simulations with ocean and/or climate models will be given preferred consideration.

The initial term of the appointment will be 12 months, with the possibility of subsequent extension based on performance and availability of funding.

Start date would be Oct 1, 2018.

To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV, statement of research and contacts for at least three references to .

Email with any questions related to the position.

Applications completed on or before 7/9/2018 will receive primary consideration. Position is open until filled.

The school is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Santa Barbara, CA


More information about this recruitment:


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 references required (contact information only)

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Physical Oceanography Modelling Researcher – Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Ecosystems and Ocean Science 
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) 

Closing date: 26 June 2018 – 23:59, Pacific Time


Your role in this position will be to acquire and provide knowledge, concepts and methodologies in physical oceanography modelling, on behalf of the Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s objectives for ensuring the conservation of fisheries and aquatic resources, as well as providing safe and secure waterways. You will design and carry out independent, collaborative, and original scientific research and be responsible to provide scientific knowledge, data, information, analysis, advice and recommendations to scientists and managers within the Department and to other external organizations including the general public.

Specific aspects of the duties include:
– Contribute to the development of regional ocean models at basin, coastal and nearshore scales based on a state-of-the-art community ocean modelling platform;
– Improve the performance of existing regional models within Fisheries and Oceans Canada;
– Evaluate model performance through joint analysis of model results and observational data
– Lead or collaborate with scientists participating in related research and development projects;
– Provide external collaborators with technical support and advice; and
– Write peer-reviewed scientific articles and prepare scientific documents for publication in the form of in-house technical notes and presentations.

Work environment

Located on the shores of the Bedford Basin in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, the Bedford Institute of Oceanography – also known as BIO – is Canada’s largest centre for multi-disciplinary ocean research. BIO is a modern oceanographic research facility, established in 1962 by the Federal Government of Canada. The Institute performs targeted research to provide peer-reviewed advice and support to government decision making on a broad range of ocean issues, including sovereignty, safety and security, environmental protection, the health of the oceans, safe and accessible waterways, the sustainable use of natural resources (fisheries, minerals, oil & gas) and the integrated management large ocean management areas.

Our department is really, REALLY, interesting. Follow Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. You won’t be disappointed!

Come join DFO for the opportunity to be a part of something bigger!

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


  • Graduation with an acceptable Doctoral Degree from a recognized university with a specialization in physical oceanography or in a related discipline with pertinent experience in physical oceanography modelling. Degree equivalency


  • Experience in conducting independent research in the modelling in physical oceanography using primitive equation ocean models running parallel processing computers (Graduate school research for M.Sc. or Ph.D. thesis is not considered sufficient to meet this criteria)
  • Experience in research and development using structured grid ocean models such as, but not limited to, NEMO, ROMS, MOM, POP, MITgcm
  • Experience in using observations for the purposes of model analysis or verification
  • A minimum of two years postdoctoral or work experience doing independent research in physical oceanography or ocean modelling
  • Experience in presenting research findings at scientific workshops or meetings
  • Experience in authoring scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals with at least two papers in the last 5 years including at least one as the lead author in physical oceanography or ocean modelling

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

– Knowledge of the basic principles, methodologies and theories in physical oceanography
– Knowledge of the basic principles and practices in numerical modelling
– Knowledge of the basic principles and methods of data analysis

– Ability to design and carry out independent, collaborative, and original scientific research
– Ability to analyze science issues and provide advice and recommendations
– Ability to communicate effectively in spoken English
– Ability to communicate effectively in written English
– Ability to plan, organize and establish priorities
– Ability to manage scientific projects

Personal Suitability:
– Judgment
– Dependability
– Effective Interpersonal Skills
– Leadership

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

  • Experience in developing or leading collaborative research
  • Experience in writing proposals to fund research
  • Experience in research of the Northwest Atlantic

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