post-doc: Department of Physical Oceanography of the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada, Mexico

The Department of Physical Oceanography of the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada, Mexico (CICESE) is offering a postdoctoral scholarship to join the group that will study transport mechanisms of passive particles in the western Gulf of Mexico. This is within the work frame of a large multi-institutional and interdisciplinary project to generate scenarios and evaluate possible impacts of oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.

The aim of the full time position is to study the environmental factors controlling particle dispersion at various scales, and how the properties of dispersion differ between the inner-shelf and deep water, as well as between the surface and the deeper layers. The Lagrangian data will be obtained from drifters and subsurface floats experiments in the field, as well as via numerical model experiments. The final goal is to assess the accuracy of model predictions and improve the parameterizations of submesoscale features in the ocean models that are appropriate for a region characterized by the presence of energetic meso-scale eddies.

The applicant should have a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography or other similar fields of study. Experience with Lagrangian data (real or simulated) is desirable. The scholarship will depend on the qualifications of the candidate. The contract will cover a period of one year and it might be extended up to 3 years depending on progress.

Interested persons are invited to submit a motivation letter and curriculum vitae with full contact information to Paula Pérez-Brunius  (brunius@cicese.mx) or Julio Sheinbaum (julios@cicese.mx).

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