Postdoctoral Fellow in Machine Learning for Applications in Climate Science, Stockholm University

The Department of Meteorology (MISU) is offering a position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Machine Learning for Applications in Climate Science. This is a full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with a possibility of extension. The successful candidate will be able to formulate his/her own research project using Machine Learning on applications relevant for climate studies, meteorology and oceanography. The project will be developed in collaboration with involved scientist/scientists at the Department of Meteorology: Gunilla Svensson, gunilla@misu.su.se, Frida Bender, frida.bender@misu.su.se, Annica Ekman, annica.ekman@misu.su.se, Inga Koszalka, inga.koszalka@misu.su.se
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the involved scientist/scientists prior to applying.

The project is funded by the Swedish e-science Research Centre (SeRC) and the successful candidate is expected to interact with other scientist in a multidisciplinary collaboration project called SeRC Data Science with members from the four collaborating universities: Stockholm University, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Linköping University and Karolinska Institutet.

If you have an interest in ocean circulation and ocean observations, here is a possible research project idea involving oceanography involving analysis of data from drifting platforms. Machine learning methods could help to obtain a more complete picture and a deeper understanding of the multiscale ocean variability from Lagrangian observations, especially when combined with data from other instruments (moorings, CTD, ARGO) and/or ocean model output (CMEMS, ECCO). Uncertainty quantification in measurements from multiple instruments is another important aspect. One possible methodological approach could involve further development of clustering methods proposed by Koszalka et. al., (2011) in collaboration with Prof. Elias Jarlebring (KTH) from the SeRC MCP Data Science – NumericalAlgebra group (https://e-science.se/people-and-research/projects/numericalalgebra/) but of course other individual applicant’s ideas and expertise are most welcome. The project would be pursued in collaboration with Shane Elipot (RSMAS, University of Miami) and other members of the oceanographic community.
For more details, see https://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmpage=job&rmjob=9685&rmlang=UK. The closing date is August 15th, 2019.

 

AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program

The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program furthers women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers.

The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program brings together 100 women from a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers to serve as high-profile role models for middle school girls.

Registration deadline: July 21st, 2019

For more information, see https://ifthen.aaas.org/

Ocean Obs ’19 Early Career Event

Whether you are a student, junior professional, starting a new career, or are looking to expand your team, the early event at the Ocean Obs ’19 conference provides a venue to build new professional relationships and learn from fellow members of the oceanographic community.

Sun, September 15, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM HST

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815

Registration by July 15th at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oceanobs19-early-career-event-registration-60595911001

 

Senior scientist in sea level research, Nansen Center, Norway

The Nansen Center has a vacant permanent position for a Senior Researcher/Research Leader in sea-level dynamics and change. The position is co-funded by the Nansen Center and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. The selected candidate shall push forward and take lead on sea-level research from regional to global scales, bring in external research project funding, and assist in training. It is further expected that the selected candidate takes an active role in national and international assessments concerning sea level rise and its impacts.

The candidate will, in addition, lead a research group at the Nansen Center and further be responsible for management and development of existing sea-level research in coordination with the Bjerknes Centre. The research group actively participate in national and international projects targeting multi-sensor satellite-based calibration, algorithm development, mesoscale process studies and time series generation. Moreover, the candidate must initiate and maintain regular interaction and communication with the other Nansen Center research groups on ocean modelling, data assimilation, atmospheric boundary layer studies and climate research.

Application deadline: August 1st, 2019

For more information, see https://www.nersc.no/vacancy/senior-scientist-sea-level-research

Earth Science Women’s Network 2019 Professional Development Workshop: Leadership Skills for Success in the Scientific Workforce

This 2.5 day workshop is intended for people who identify as women and are employed in the sciences, especially those employed in scientific agencies and scientific organizations. Two workshops of similar format and content will take place the week of November 4th, in Boulder, CO. Workshop I will take place November 4-6, 2019 (arrival on Nov 3rd; suggested departure late afternoon or evening Nov 6th); Workshop II will take place November 5-8, 2019 (arrival on November 5th; suggested departure late afternoon or evening Nov 8th). Each workshop will accommodate up to 50 women, and each participant will only participate in one of the workshops.

Workshop topics include understanding your own strengths and weaknesses, strategies for effective communication, team building to promote motivation and trust, guidance in giving and receiving feedback, articulating your personal value, and strategies for identifying and overcoming challenges to becoming a more effective leader.

Application deadline July 19th 2019.

For more information, and to apply, see https://eswnonline.org/applyworkshop2019/

Postdoctoral investigator in physical oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The department of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator. This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of an extension for an additional year based on satisfactory performance.

JOB SUMMARY:
Research will involve using idealized 3D numerical simulations to study the generation, propagation and dissipation of topographically generated lee waves in sheared flow. The project offers scope to explore ocean submesoscale dynamics, boundary layers, internal waves, and flow over topography. It also offers the opportunity to participate in fieldwork. The project, which will further understanding of the energy pathways in the ocean, is funded by NSF and involves collaboration between Amala Mahadevan (WHOI), Eric Kunze (NWRA) and Amit Tandon (UMass Dartmouth). The postdoc will play a key role in the design and execution of research and the interpretation of scientific results.

The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE DESIRED:
• PhD
• Experience with numerical modeling, Lagrangian modeling, analysis of oceanographic data and model output, and visualization is desirable.
• Strong computer and programming skills for modeling, analysis and visualization. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Applications should include, as a single pdf file, a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, a curriculum vita, links to relevant publications, and names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Please contact Amala Mahadevan (amala@whoi.edu) with any questions about the position.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC – for more information. WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially.

Python software developer, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), part of the National Oceanography Centre, manages UK ocean science data through a sophisticated network of software systems, designed and developed by our team of in-house research software engineers.

We also support many European & international projects, amongst which is MOCCA – Monitoring the Oceans and Climate Change with Argo – a 5 year project to deploy 150 Argo floats at locations around the globe that will monitor sea temperature and salinity.

To help us meet the MOCCA project deliverables, we’re looking for a software developer with strong Python skills to join the team for 12 months, the primary goal being development of a Python quality-control tool for Argo float data, based on existing MATLAB code.

As the role is fixed term for 12 months, we’re looking for a candidate who’s able to learn quickly, and not afraid to ask plenty of questions, but don’t worry, you won’t be on your own; there will be support and guidance from the BODC software development team, as well as the Argo team who are based onsite.

Strong skills in Python, are essential to the post, and some knowledge of MATLAB will also be necessary, as building the Argo data quality-control tool will involve reviewing existing code, and understanding how it works.

For more information see https://www.bodc.ac.uk/about/vacancies/current_vacancies/

Postdoctoral position in Topological Waves in Geophysical Flows, ENS de Lyon

Context. Over the last decades, topology has brought new light to linear dynamics, with the discovery of new classes of waves, and an explanation for peculiar propagating modes whose emergence were up to now mysterious. These ideas have just begun to impact geophysical fluid dynamics, with application to equatorial phenomena (see figure). A variety of potential manifestations of topology in fluid waves remain now to be found. This is the purpose of this post-doctoral proposal.

Objectives. The post-doctoral fellow will address the role of topology in the nonlinear dynamics of equatorial flows, with applications to El Nino, among other possibilities. The project will involve numerical simulations in idealized settings for theses problems, and could also lead to idealized laboratory experiment on a rotating tank. The fellow will benefit in Lyon from a stimulating environment involving specialists on topological waves, on rotating/stratified flows, and on geophysical fluid dynamics.

Skills. Candidates with a solid background in theoretical aspects of astrophysical/geophysical fluid dynamics and a taste for idealized numerical simulations will be preferred. Prior knowledge of topological waves is not mandatory. We will also consider seriously any outstanding candidate from other fields of physics involving topology, nonlinear physics, if strongly motivated to work on geophysical flows and familiar with numerical modeling.

Contacts. antoine.venaille@ens-lyon.fr and pierre.delplace@ens-lyon.fr
Laboratoire de Physique, ENS de Lyon, CNRS, post-doc funded by ANR project WTF

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.

For more information, see https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/171796/postdoctoral-fellow-within-climate-dynamics-sea-level-rise-in-the-pacific

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.

For more information see: https://myview.uea.ac.uk/webrecruitment/pages/vacancy.jsf?vacancyRef=RA1644

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