Postdoctoral Researcher – ETH Zurich

The Environmental Physics Group is a vibrant interdisciplinary team of researchers studying climate and oceans from regional to global scales.

Project background

A region of particular interest is the Southern Ocean, given its pivotal role in taking up heat and carbon from the atmosphere, thus being the most important oceanic region mitigating current climate change. In this context, we are searching for a postdoctoral researcher in ocean modeling within the framework of the SO-CHIC project funded by the European Commission (

The objective of this postdoctoral project is to quantify the uptake of heat and carbon in the Southern Ocean and the subsequent transport and storage of these two quantities in the ocean’s interior. To this end, we will use a combination of observations and numerical models, benefitting from the close collaborations with the other members of the SO-CHIC consortium and the rich set of new observations that will be gathered as part of the project. A particular focus of the project will be the determination of the role of sea-ice and polynyas in modulating this uptake in recent decades. The core modeling tool is the Regional Oceanic Modeling System (ROMS) configured for the entire Southern Ocean at full eddy resolving resolution.

Read more ›

Postdoc position at the NASA/UTSA Center

The newly NASA funded Center for Advanced Measurements in Extreme Environments is looking for a highly qualified candidate for a postdoctoral research position, for a one-year appointment, which can be extended to 2 years depending on performance. The position is available immediately. Ph.D. from Mechanical Engineering, Geosciences, Atmospheric or Oceanic Sciences or related areas is preferred. The candidate is expected to have excellent programming skills, familiarity with large scale models such as Atmosphere, WRF or ocean models. The job involves developing coupled Atmospheric/Ocean/Polar sea ice models, data analytic tools. Modeling will involve integrations of the models with satellite observations, sensor data and UAV data. Knowledge of CFD, Fluid Dynamics, experience working with models (either Atmosphere or Ocean) is required, and knowledge of python and deep learning algorithms is preferred. The candidate will be working with researchers from UTSA, UCLA (Los Angeles), University of Colorado, Boulder, and NASA centers (JPL, GSFC). The researcher will have access to state-of-the-art supercomputing facilities, field measurements and data. Job duties including conducting original research, model development, writing academic manuscripts. The position is at UTSA (San Antonio, Texas). Some travel involves going to NASA labs and collaborators at UCLA and U Colorado, Boulder.

If interested, please send your application to, including cover letter, CV, brief research statement, representative publications. For any question, please contact Prof. Kiran Bhaganagar, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio at

More details of the center can be found at:

Assistant Professor – Dalhousie University

Environmental Engineering Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for a probationary tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level within the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering at Dalhousie University

The successful candidate must provide evidence of demonstrated excellence in, and commitment to, research and teaching. The candidate will be expected to establish a strong externally-funded research program, supervise graduate student research, participate in service activities at the Department level and beyond, and foster existing and new collaborations with government and industry, as well as collaborate with members of Dalhousie’s research community. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in either Environmental or Civil Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline. Applicants should possess a PhD in either engineering or science, with a focus on water resources, and be eligible and committed to registration as a Professional Engineer in a Canadian province. Read more ›

US CLIVAR Panel Members

Call for US CLIVAR Panel Members

NOMINATIONS DUE December 20, 2019

The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary Panels:

These Panels formulate science goals and implementation strategies, catalyze and coordinate activities, and work with agencies and international partners to advance the progress of the climate research community. It is an exciting time to join the US CLIVAR Panels, as they work on planning activities to address the goals and research challenges articulated in the US CLIVAR Science Plan and to prepare for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. US CLIVAR aims to foster understanding and prediction of climate variability and change on intraseasonal-to-centennial timescales through observations and modeling with emphasis on the role of the ocean and its interaction with other elements of the Earth system, and to serve the climate community and society through the coordination and facilitation of research on outstanding climate questions. Key research challenges include decadal variability and predictability, climate and extreme events, polar climate changes, and climate and marine carbon/biogeochemistry.
Read more ›

Postdoctoral position – University of Oregon

Postdoctoral position in biological fluid dynamics, Sutherland Lab, University of Oregon Project: Multi-jet propulsion by salps and siphonophores


Our aim is to decipher the biological and physical mechanisms of coordinated pulsed jets— as seen in salps and siphonophores— and elucidate design principles optimized by nature. Propulsion with multiple jetting units is orders of magnitude more efficient than solitary swimming, and gives rise to diverse propulsive modes including long-range low-speed swimming, high-speed sprints and maneuverability at zero speed. The presence of multiple swimming units that operate following a set of simple rules yields numerous advantages including redundancy, scalability and the possibility of complex coordination. The candidate will develop and employ biological imaging tools in the ocean to understand the kinematics and fluid dynamics of multi-jet swimming.
Read more ›

Observational physical oceanographer – British Antarctic Survey


The British Antarctic Survey is inviting applications for an observational physical oceanographer with a track record of interpreting and analysing observational polar oceanographic datasets. The successful candidate will use observational datasets and numerical model output to construct and test a dynamical framework explaining the circulation of the Weddell Gyre and its export of dense water to the global ocean. Read more ›

Post-doctoral opportunities – Ifremer

For the year 2020, Ifremer offers a dozen post-doctoral contracts for a period of 18 months to researchers proposing innovative projects that are consistent with the three main themes below:

  • Protect and restore the ocean.
  • Sustainably use marine resources to benefit society.
  • Create and share ocean data, information & knowledge.

For more information about the themes, see application/pdf Appendix A. Read more ›

PhD Opportunity, Specialization in Physical Oceanography/Ocean Atmospheric Dynamics/Satellite Oceanography – University of South Carolina

PhD Research Assistantship in Marine Science (Specialization in Physical Oceanography/Ocean Atmospheric Dynamics/Satellite Oceanography)  in  the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

Read more ›

Research Associate – Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Hobart

The Opportunity

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) hosts world-leading research strengths in Oceanography, Fisheries Sciences, Marine and Freshwater Biology, and Southern Ocean and Antarctic sciences.  The research associate position will undertake active research in the Oceans and Cryosphere centre at IMAS, contributing substantively towards the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project ‘The Role of Eastern Antarctic Polynyas in Global Ocean Circulation’. Read more ›

AGU Congressional Science Fellowship

The AGU Congressional Science Fellowship program places highly qualified and accomplished scientists, engineers, and other professionals in the office of an individual member of Congress or on a committee for a one-year assignment.

The program allows our federal government to more effectively use scientific knowledge and provides scientists with the opportunity to make significant contributions to public policy during their time on Capitol Hill.

For four decades, AGU Congressional Science Fellows (CSFs) have been directly involved in water policy, climate research, energy conservation, and a range of other science-based issues. AGU CSFs have gone on to pursue a wide range of careers from positions in government, both in Congress and at federal agencies, to research positions at academic institutions