NOAA/GFDL is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time, permanent, institutionally supported (hard money) position for an oceanographer at the ZP-3/ZP-4 level, to conduct research into the ocean’s role in the climate system, using a combination of simulations with global ocean-climate models and analysis of observational ocean data sets.
U.S. citizens with a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in physical oceanography or a closely related field, and a demonstrated ability to conduct and publish independent research into ocean-climate dynamics are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will be expected to provide significant direction for his or her specific research activities; the broad duties of this position include:
- Design, collect, compile, process, analyze and interpret oceanographic data from studies and research using GFDL’s realistic global ocean and coupled climate models to determine the effect of the ocean on the climate.
- Document and interpret the causes of observed large-scale trends and fluctuations in oceanic properties on inter-annual and longer timescales.
- Conduct theoretical and experimental research to develop numerical models of the Earth’s physical, chemical, and biological processes and their interactions to form comprehensive models of the Earth system in order to understand past and present climates and to predict future climate.
- Identify key oceanographic processes for inclusion or improvement in ocean-climate models.
- Provide leadership in collective efforts to evaluate the physical fidelity of ocean-climate models and improve their ability to make skillful climate projections, particularly with regard to sea-level rise, oceanic heat and carbon uptake.
It is expected that a successful applicant will have previous experience with:
- Conducting experiments with or analyzing output from large-scale oceanographic, realistic global ocean and coupled climate models to improve knowledge of the climate system and provide information that will assist coastal communities in adapting to climate change and increasing the scientific value of in oceanographic observations, such as those from the Array for Real-Time Geostrophic Oceanography (ARGO) and repeat hydrography.
- Documenting and interpreting the causes of observed large-scale trends and fluctuations in oceanic properties on various timescales.
- Identifying key oceanographic processes for inclusion or improvement in ocean-climate models and assisting in improvement of ocean-climate models in order to make skillful climate projections for sea-level rise, oceanic heat or carbon uptake.
and at the more senior ZP-4 level:
- Providing guidance in long-term monitoring system design and mentoring scientists in addressing questions about the ocean’s role in a changing climate.
Please note that this job opening will close on September 7, 2016 (with possible extension). The link to the job opening, along with instructions on how to apply, can be found at: