Postdoctoral Fellow – Ocean Process Studies

Postdoctoral Fellow – Ocean Process Studies

The Department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate to study oceanic submesoscale processes, their implications for vertical fluxes on scales of 100 m – 10 km, their interaction with mesoscales and dependence on mixing, using modeling and analysis.  Knowledge of ocean dynamics and modeling at small and large scales, mixing parameterizations, data analysis, or theoretical oceanography is a plus.  The position is funded by NSF collaborative award and offers scope of interdisciplinary numerical and theoretical work motivated by observations. The fellow will work with the research group of Prof. Amit Tandon and interact with Dr. Amala Mahadevan and her research group at Boston University, and with graduate students and scientists at the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST). Other responsibilities may include assistance in grant proposal writing and general lab/student supervision.

The minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in physical oceanography, atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, environmental physics or a closely-related field and eligibility to be employed in the United States.  The candidate should be highly motivated and have demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a research group.  Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications.  The initial appointment at UMass Dartmouth will be for one year, with possibilities for extension to a second year.

For more information about this position please see http://www.umassd.ed/hr/postdocphysics4-10.cfm

Applicants should send a letter stating their interests and qualifications, along with a current curriculum vitae, a brief narrative describing their professional goals, and a list of three professional references, electronically to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  An official graduate transcript will be required for finalists.  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is an EEO/AA employer.

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