Postdoctoral research fellow in climate dynamics: sea level rise in the Pacific, University of Bergen

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position at the Geophysical Institute within the field of climate dynamics with focus on sea level rise in the Pacific Islands region. The position is for a fixed term of 3 years. The postdoctoral research fellow will be part of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

Qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree within climate science, oceanography, meteorology, physics, or maths; background in climate dynamics and climate change research as well as experience working with climate model output; very good programming skills in Fortran, Matlab, Python or similar languages.

Deadline for applications: July 31st, 2019.

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Senior research associate in physical oceanography, University of East Anglia

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate in Physical Oceanography to undertake research in ocean processes in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica. You will work with Professor Karen Heywood and Dr Rob Hall on the NSF-NERC-funded TARSAN project.

You will contribute to an observational field campaign in the region of the Thwaites glacier in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica, using autonomous underwater vehicles (gliders and propeller-driven), autonomous surface vehicles, moorings, and ship-based hydrographic and turbulent microstructure surveys. You will process, analyse and publish the observations, in collaboration with other TARSAN scientists in the UK, US, Sweden and Korea, spanning expertise in glaciology, atmospheric and marine science.

Closing date: 19 August 2019.

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Postdoctoral research assistant in climate modeling, University of Oxford

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Climate Modelling. This project will investigate the impact of explosive volcanic eruptions on the Atlantic Climate System.

The successful candidate will carry out a programme of research to analyse climate model simulations of the impact of explosive volcanic eruptions on the coupled ocean- atmosphere climate system.

Application deadline: June 26 2019.

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Assistant professor in Ocean Data Science at Texas A&M University

We seek an interdisciplinary early career scholar with a record of active research and publication in the area of Ocean Data Science to join the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor.

We welcome applicants with any disciplinary specialty in Ocean Data Science application and technology, including biological oceanography, ocean remote sensing, ocean and climate modeling, and others.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and at least 5 years of research experience in Ocean Data Science application and technology.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of New South Wales, Sydney

The Research Associate will address the challenge of understanding recent oceanic change and improving projections of its role in future climate. They will work with Dr Jan Zika and Professor John Church as part of the project Ocean heat content change and its impact on sea level, recently funded by the Australian Research Council. The project will involve using novel methods to attribute changes in ocean temperature and salinity to different physical processes using historical observations and the latest generation of global coupled atmosphere ocean climate models. The Research Associate will work within a team of researchers working together on related topics across UNSW, Australia and Internationally.

Application deadline: July 18th, 2019

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Python Guru, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

We are looking for two Python gurus. You should be able to write Python to an excellent standard resulting in clear, concise, and well-constructed code that is efficient, elegant and robust.

Ideally, you will have a passion for Python that you can pass on to others; you should be able to explain our concepts, and your chosen approach to a problem, with clarity and passion.

The Centre for Geospatial Applications is responsible for producing Earth Observation data products using satellite data inputs on a commercial scale. We provide data to arguably the largest and most ambitious Earth observation and climate change programmes currently underway; our marine data is core to the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), and ESA’s Climate Change Initiative. You do not need to have any previous knowledge of Earth observation, satellite data formats, or algorithm development – we can teach you that part – but we do need an experienced and competent programmer capable of understanding complex issues, designing an effective solution, and delivering streamlined, well documented code that just works.

You should be able to demonstrate your Python programming prowess; this may take the form of an industry recognised qualification, an undergraduate degree, or a post-graduate qualification, although these are not mandatory. It may be that you have chosen your own path to guru status and you can demonstrate your knowledge and experience in other ways.

Closing date: Wednesday 10th July 2019

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Assistant professor in regional-scale computing of transport processes by free-surface waves and flows, Delft University of Technology

Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The position is located within the department Hydraulic Engineering. The Department of Hydraulic Engineering aims at a thorough understanding of the behavior of rivers, estuaries, coasts, seas, and interventions in these systems. The focus is on understanding, engineering, designing, and managing human interventions in the natural environment for purposes such as: flood safety, navigation, and construction in water.

The assistant professor will be working in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) research group. The group is concerned with the fundamental fluid mechanical aspects of transport processes in rivers, estuaries and coastal zones. We specialise in wave dynamics, physical oceanography, shallow environmental flows and turbulence, fine and cohesive sediments, experimental and numerical fluid mechanics. This has positioned the group as a major international player in, among other fields, ocean wave research and flow modelling.

Application deadline: September 1st, 2019.

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Postdoc position at MIT on Ocean Modeling and Transport

The Environmental Dynamics Lab (ENDLab) in Mechanical Engineering at MIT is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in ocean modeling and transport. The candidate will work on a combination of model development, analysis of Lagrangian transport of inertial material, and associated biochemical interactions. Applications include the behavior of ocean drifters, transport of sediment plumes, and transport of plastic and micro-plastic debris; the associated impact on ocean biology is an important consideration. The postdoc will directly interact with field experiments, and there will be opportunities to participate in research cruises.

The postdoc will work with Prof. Thomas Peacock and collaborate with Prof. Lermusiaux. Modeling will be using the MSEAS ocean model system, and familiarity with other ocean modeling platforms is required.

The candidate is expected to have:
– Completed a doctoral degree in geophysical fluid dynamics, physical oceanography or a related field;
– A strong background in geophysical fluid dynamics, numerical analysis, and ocean modeling;
– Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

Experience with any of sediment and sediment plume dynamics, biochemical dynamics, and turbulence/LES modeling is desirable.

Application materials required include:
– curriculum vitae with complete list of publications,
– a one-page statement of PhD research and future interests
– contact information of 3 references.
The complete application package should be sent as a single pdf file to Prof. Thomas Peacock (

The position will be initially for 18 months and is renewable for an additional 6 to 12 months based on progress and performance. The salary would be commensurate with experience. Preferred starting date early Sept 2019.

Interdisciplinary Ocean Policy Specialist, National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for an Interdisciplinary (Ocean Policy Specialist) position in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Alexandria, VA.

The Ocean Policy Specialist provides ocean policy governance, and operational support to OCE, interagency committees within the Executive Office of the President, and community advisory entities. Ideally, the Ocean Policy Specialist will have knowledge of ocean or ocean-related science and technology fields and issues; understanding of ocean or ocean-related science and technology policy governance; experience with ocean or ocean-related policy analysis, development, and/or implementation; familiarity with the interplay between science and policy and the ability to communicate across thee areas; exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to coordinate and track multiple, simultaneous activities; and skill in technical writing.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a biological science, physical science, or a related science discipline; OR a Master’s degree in a biological science, physical science, or a related science discipline plus, after award of the Master’s degree, two or more years of successful research, research administration, program or policy analysis, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position; OR a Bachelor’s degree in a biological science, physical science, or a related science discipline plus, after award of the Bachelor’s degree, four or more years of successful research, research administration, program or policy analysis, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.

Application deadline: July 11th, 2019

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Assistant Professor, Numerical Methods and Numerical Models for Coastal Hydraulics, University of Twente

As the current state-of-the-art hydraulic marine models are becoming increasingly complex we ask for a numerical modeler who knows the state-of-the-art engineering models as Delft3D, SWAN and XBeach and who is also a specialist in numerical schemes and CFD models to model tides, waves, sediment transport and morphodynamics. The Assistant professor will provide the tools to carry out numerical experiments in designing and testing Nature-Based Solutions. Moreover, this Assistant professor will work on more applied and/or detailed modelling, next to idealised modelling, bridging the gap towards specific solutions as e.g. wind farms, pipelines and sand mining. For a balanced composition of our team, we have a preference for a person having a civil engineering background.

Application deadline: June 18th 2019

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