Postdoctoral Investigator, Coupled wave-ocean-atmosphere modeling for the tropical Pacific – WHOI
WHOI is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Investigator in coupled air-sea-wave modeling and observation analysis, with a focus on the tropical Pacific Ocean. The successful candidate will be supervised by Hyodae Seo and Susan Wijffels to work on a NOAA-funded Tropical Pacific Process Studies, Pre-Field-II project. The project will explore simulation sensitivity of air-sea interaction to choices of flux parameterizations, model resolution and physics (e.g., surface wave effects). We will look at feedbacks to large-scale climate variability and coupled modes and explore whether existing and future observations can help constrain and validate choices.
The appointment will be 24 months. Qualified applicants must apply online. The documents should include a brief cover letter, full CV, and contact information (only) of 3 references. The review of applications will begin as the files are received and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Hyodae Seo (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Susan Wijffels (email@example.com) if they have questions about the position.
The candidate should have strong numerical modeling experience and quantitative skills. Expertise in surface wave modeling and coupled ocean-atmosphere modeling is preferred but not required. Experience with observational analyses of the upper ocean physics, air-sea fluxes, and/or atmospheric boundary layer processes in the tropics is also desirable. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in oceanography and climate sciences are strongly encouraged to consider this opportunity.
Education & Experience
- Ph.D. in related field
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