Postdoctoral Opportunity

New Climate Process Team seeks four physical oceanography postdoctoral scholars

Applicants are sought for postdoctoral scientists to join a recently NSF and NOAA funded Climate Process Team.  The ultimate goal of the project is to better parameterize internal-wave driven mixing in ocean climate models.  The team consists of 15+ PIs from leading institutions, with combined expertise in modeling, observational analysis, and theoretical work.   We seek four postdoctoral fellows to work on various aspects of internal-wave driven mixing in the ocean,  including numerical process studies, careful theory and data comparison,  and development of parameterizations  for use in global high-resolution and climate models.

Funding is available for up to three years of support, depending on the performance of the successful applicants. The postdoctoral scientists will be located at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, University of Michigan, and Princeton University / GFDL (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory).   All of the successful applicants will be encouraged to visit with collaborators at other participating institutions, and frequent workshops will offer additional opportunities for the postdocs to network with scientists throughout the country. All of the participating institutions offer competitive salary and benefits packages for postdoctoral scientists.

More details are available at

Each successful applicant will have a PhD in physical oceanography or in related fields such as applied mathematics, fluid dynamics, or atmospheric science.  Applications and inquiries should be sent to Dr. Jennifer MacKinnon (

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and presentations, contact information for three
references, and a cover letter describing which aspects  of the problem they are most interested in or qualified to work on.  Review of
applications will begin on June 20, 2010.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity  Employer. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. UCSD is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer.  WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V, a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, and is sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates.

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