Research position – Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington

Satellite Oceanography at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington    

The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications to a research position for a Scientist using satellite observations to study the ocean and atmosphere-ocean coupling.   The successful candidate will be permanent Professional Staff at APL ( The appointee will undertake research in the Air-Sea Interaction and Remote Sensing (AIRS) Department at APL ( with opportunities for collaboration in APL’s Ocean Physics Department and Polar Science Center and the UW School of Oceanography.  The initial research project will be in collaboration with Prof. Kathryn A. Kelly investigating the relationships between ocean circulation and air-sea interaction. Candidates must have a PhD in Oceanography or a closely related discipline.  We seek candidates with a demonstrated research record and high potential to develop their own well-funded program who have completed their postdoctoral research. However, exceptional candidates without postdoctoral experience will be considered at the postdoctoral level. Areas of interest include the study of ocean circulation, both coastal and high-latitude, and air-sea-ice interactions using observations from satellite altimetry, vector winds, sea surface temperature, salinity, gravity, or other sensors. Initial support over a nominal 2-year period will come from current projects and start-up funds. Thereafter support is to be provided by grant-funded research. Applicants may contact Prof. Kelly ( for more information.

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