Director for the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute – Oregon State University

Position Announcement
Director: Oregon Climate Change Research Institute

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director for the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Reappointment as Director is at the discretion of the Dean.

This position provides vision and leadership in directing the work of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI), including responsibility for strategic planning, as well as forging and sustaining partnerships with Oregon universities, state and federal agencies, sovereign Native American tribes, and with the private sector. Read more ›

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nonlinear Waves and Ocean Modelling – University College London and Florida State University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nonlinear Waves and Ocean Modelling

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow position to work on the project “Stirring at the Walls – A dynamical boundary model for the ocean”. This work forms part of a joint NERC-NSF funded project between Professor Ted Johnson at University College London and Professor William Dewar of Florida State University on boundary models for the ocean. The project will investigate the hypothesis that there is a gap between the very high spatial and temporal resolution required in global ocean models to accurately resolve the flow near ocean boundaries and the lower resolution in both space and time required to resolve the motion of the ocean interior. The aim is to produce a dynamical boundary model that can exploit this gap to allow more accurate simulations at lower computational cost while simultaneously increasing our knowledge of boundary mixing processes. Read more ›

Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs, by Beyond the Professoriate

Online Career Conference For PhDs
2019 Program

May 4th : Strategies for Career Success
Demystify the non-academic job search process!

May 11th: PhD Career Panels
The conference continues! Hear what it’s really like to work beyond the professoriate! After these workshops you’ll be able to:

  • Set expectations and identify ways to be successful after you leave academia;
  • Identify exciting, meaningful careers that leverage your knowledge and skills;
  • Develop a strategy to get a job in the current job market;
  • Recognize employer expectations and get hired.
  • Panellists live and work in cities across the United States and Canada and hold PhDs in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines.

Learn More

Academic Coordinator II: Associate Chair – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Academic Coordinator II: Associate Chair, Department of Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego ( is a world-renowned center with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences.  The SIO Department is responsible for development and administration of a growing suite of four undergraduate majors and three minors, a contiguous BS/MS program, two MAS programs, an MS program, and a PhD program. SIO has about 110 ladder-rank faculty, as well as Teaching Professors, Adjunct Professors, and Lecturers. SIO is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Read more ›

Oceanographic Data Scientist – MetOcean Solutions

We are currently seeking a talented Oceanographic Data Scientist to join our Research and Development team. MetOcean Solutions, a division of New Zealand’s MetService, is a science-based consultancy and forecast supplier providing specialist numerical modelling and analytical solutions in meteorology and oceanography. With offices across New Zealand (Auckland, New Plymouth, Raglan, and Wellington) and in Sydney, Australia (MetraWeather) our international team works on projects and data analysis world-wide. We passionately believe in rigorous scientific method and in applying the latest information technology to data services. MetOcean occupies several niche marine consultancy and service roles and has a rapidly growing forecast and hindcast sector. Read more ›

MPOWIR Webinar – Career paths in the commercial sector

Join MPOWIR for our next webinar!

MPOWIR Webinars feature topics particularly pertinent to early scientists, but are open to all career stages and genders.

Career paths in the commercial sector

With presenter Nidia Martínez

Assistant Director, Catastrophe Risk, American International Group (AIG)

and panelists, Laurent White (ExxonMobil) and Susan K. Willis (LACO Associations, Inc.)

Monday, May 6, 2019
1:00pm EDT/10:00am PDT

RSVP to receive information to connect to the webinar: RSVP Here

If you missed out on previous webinars, they are now available on the MPOWIR website:

Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Postdoctoral Research Associate for laboratory and numerical study of stratified turbulence at oceanic scales

The Marine Sciences Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking a Postdoctoral researcher as part of the NSF funded LABMOST project (a LABoratory for Mixing in Ocean- scale Stratified Turbulence). The proposal leverages the large wave tank in the Joint Applied Mathematics and Marine Sciences (JAMMS) laboratory to make fundamental measurements of stratified turbulence to improve mixing parameterizations in ocean models. The project will include experimental measurement of turbulent fluxes with a variety of instruments (PIV, LIF, fast Conductivity- Temperature) and use of the data to train numerical models with data assimilation and/or machine learning methods. Applicants with both numerical and experimental fluids experience and with an emphasis on data-driven/machine learning methods are particularly encouraged to apply.

This is a recruitment for one 24-month, full-time (100% FTE) appointment. In addition to his primary duties, the candidate will have the opportunity to interact with the other members of the
JAMMS laboratory, and will have access to the UNC Supercomputing center. Applicants must provide proof of the PhD conferral prior to start. A summer 2019 start date is anticipated.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an email with a cover letter, current CV (including date of Ph.D.), and a one page statement of research interests and experience addressed to both Brian White (bwhite at unc dot edu) and Alberto Scotti (ascotti at unc dot edu). We particularly encourage applications from women and people from underrepresented groups.

Ideal Qualifications:

  • PhD in Physical Oceanography, Engineering, Applied Math or related fields.
  • Strong fluid dynamics background
  • Experience with experimental measurement of fluids (PIV, LIF)
  • Experience with data assimilation / data-driven / machine learning methods in fluids (e.g. Kalman filter, optimal control, Dynamic Mode Decomposition, etc.)
  • Experience with numerical methods / Computational Fluid Dynamics

Fellowship – Institute of Marine Sciences of the National Research Council (CNR-ISMAR, Italy)

The Institute of Marine Sciences of the National Research Council (CNR-ISMAR, Italy) offers one fellowship for conducting research activitiesat the Unit of Lerici (La Spezia, Italy), related to the Project “CARTHE-III” (, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GOMRI).

The focus of the fellowship is the“Development and application of Lagrangian analysis techniques aimed at studying (sub)mesoscale surface dynamics and implications for 3D passive transport”under the scientific responsibility of Dr. Annalisa Griffa.

The research fellow would join a highly experienced group in Lagrangian methods and will participate to the analysis of unique and interesting datasets that should result in a valuable set of publications. Collected datasets include massive drifter deployments in the Gulf of Mexico during two large field campaigns.

The position includes travels abroad for conferences and project meetings.

PhD is not strictly required, but it will be considered title of preference if related to the topic of the announcement.

The duration of the fellowship is one year (renewable).

deadline: May 30, 2019

Call announcement code:  ISMAR-008-2019-SP

Please find in attachment the announcement in Italian and English version and further practical information in the
“Tips_application” file. You can also find the announcement at the following link: in English –>

Postdoctoral Position, Ocean Modeling and Physical Oceanography – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Applications are sought for a 3-year postdoctoral position in ocean modeling and physical oceanography at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) as part of a new joint project between Prof. Ibrahim Hoteit at KAUST, Prof. Triantaphyllos Akylas at MIT, and Dr. Larry Pratt at Woods Hole Institution of Oceanography (WHOI). The project aims at advancing our understanding of the physics of two salient small-scale processes, namely hydraulics in the Strait of Bab-al-Mandeb (BAM) and internal waves in the southern Red Sea, and their impacts on the Red Sea general circulation. High-resolution non-hydrostatic configurations of the MITgcm will be implemented on the KAUST supercomputer to this end.

The successful candidate will join an already established multidisciplinary group at KAUST working on modeling, studying and predicting the ocean-atmosphere circulation in the Red Sea region. Extended visits to MIT and WHOI will be scheduled as needed. Qualified applicants should possess a Ph.D. in physical oceanography or any related field. Expertise in ocean modeling is a must. Applicants should be able to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment with a minimal amount of supervision.

The initial appointment period is for two years with a competitive salary based on the candidate?s qualifications. Benefits include medical and dental insurances, moving expenses to KAUST, free international schools, family annual travel allowance to visit home country and annual payed vacation. To apply, please send curriculum vitae and a letter of interest with the names and contact information of at least two references to

Postdoctoral Scientist – University of California, Santa Cruz

The Department of Ocean Sciences ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics and Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, invite applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scientist to study coupled physical and biogeochemical processes along the central California coast as influenced by ocean/estuarine exchange and by nutrient and other input from anthropogenic sources. The project involves the development of a high-resolution ocean model for the study region (outside the San Francisco Bay) using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) and/or analysis of its output to understand the impact of local pollution on coastal ocean productivity, hypoxia, and acidification.

The Postdoctoral Scientist will work under the supervision of Profs. Christopher Edwards (UCSC) and James McWilliams (UCLA) and will collaborate with scientists at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority ( and the San Francisco Estuary Institute ( scholar will be expected to lead their aspect of the project while simultaneously working as part of a team. Strong quantitative skills and experience with numerical models and scientific programming is advantageous, particularly with Fortran and either Matlab or Python. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are helpful.

Residency in either Santa Cruz or Los Angeles is possible with the expectation of travel between the two locations

ACADEMIC TITLE Postdoctoral Scholar

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum annual salary rates are made based on the individual’sExperience Level, which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See current salary scale for Postdoctoral Titles at

Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in an area of ocean sciences, ecological modeling, or a related field.

As soon as possible after initial review of the applications. Ph.D. must be in hand at time of the initial appointment.

Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time; the initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Reappointment will be contingent upon positive performance review and availability of funding. The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at any institution. Under limited circumstances, an exception to this limit may be considered, not to exceed a sixth year.

Submit application materials to Professor Christopher Edwards (


  • One-page statement of research experience and interests (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Contact information for up to three professional references


Full consideration will be given to applications completed by April 19, 2019.  Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.