CIMAS Postdoctoral Research Associate (Physical Oceanography and Climate Dynamics)
Introduction: This position is situated in the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS). The research is to design, perform and analyze numerical modeling experiments to explore the inter-ocean exchanges and regional sinks of heat, freshwater, and carbon associated with the global overturning circulation. The research will involve close collaboration with scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), CIMAS and RSMAS. Research
Situation: The successful candidate will be responsible for devising and conducting numerical model experiments to explore the inter-ocean exchanges and regional sinks of heat, freshwater, and carbon using global oceansea ice coupled models. Examples of specific research topics include natural versus anthropogenic changes in the heat transport across the Atlantic Ocean during the instrumental period; pathways of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and their contributions to the meridional ocean heat, salt and carbon transports; Temporal variability of the global overturning circulation and its impact on anthropogenic CO2 uptake, transport and storage. She or he will also be responsible for analyzing the model results, presenting findings at scientific meetings and publishing results in scientific journals.
Supervision Received: The incumbents will be responsible for working with minimal supervisory oversight, and will periodically report to the Director of CIMAS on the progress of their work. The incumbent will derive technical guidance regarding his/her work through interactions with colleagues at AOML and CIMAS. Concepts will be developed, clarified and refined by peer discussion within and outside CIMAS. Results will be reviewed by the CIMAS Director primarily for completeness and clarity prior to publication and to ensure compliance with UM, CIMAS, and AOML policies. The Director of CIMAS retains responsibility for discussions relating to investments of resources related to the work. The incumbent shall provide results of his/her work for inclusion in CIMAS reports and proposals as required by the Director and in the format specified by the Director.
Guidelines and Originality: It is expected that he/she will interact strongly with AOML and RSMAS scientists in an effort to bring a wide range of experience and resources to bear on the solution of identified research problems. The successful candidate will be expected to exchange concepts with other scientists throughout the community and in adapting new concepts.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography/Atmospheric Science or a related field and a demonstrated ability in publishing results in the peer-reviewed literature. Highly desirable qualifications include knowledge of Unix and Fortran, and the ability to run ocean or coupled atmosphere-ocean models. Prior experience with the NCAR’s Community Earth System Model (CESM/CCSM) or GFDL’s Modular Ocean Model (MOM) is desirable, but not required.
Application: Apply online at www.miami.edu/careers (click on “search for careers” and enter position number P100030207). Selection processes will start from September 1, 2017. The positions will be kept open until filled. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the opening.