Postdoc – NYU

Postdoc in Air-Sea & Ocean Mesoscale Turbulence Parameterization with machine learning @NYU


NYU Courant’s Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science and Center for Data Science invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Profs Laure ZannaJoan Bruna, and Carlos Fernandez-Granda at the interface of climate science and machine learning. 

The postdoc will perform research as part of the new multi-institution international project, M2LInES which aims to further our understanding of climate processes and to reduce climate model biases at the air-sea/ice interface, using scientific machine learning.  

The role of this specific postdoc position at NYU will focus on using output from high-resolution simulations and data-assimilation products together with machine learning models to deepen our understanding of ocean mesoscale momentum and energy transport, in particular at the air-sea interface and to develop new mesoscale parameterizations for use in existing global climate models. The postdoc is expected to actively collaborate with the entire M2LInES project team.

The position, available immediately, is a full-time appointment initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to five years, subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.


  • Completion of a PhD in Geosciences, Climate Science, Physical Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, Physics, engineering, or a related field at the time of the appointment; 
  • Strong programming skills with expertise in analysis of large datasets ;
  • Additionally, experience, or demonstrated interest, in machine learning and deep learning in particular would be desirable.

Candidates should have a record of relevant publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature appropriate to their career stage and the ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applicants should submit the following by 06/15/2021:

  • a Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications,
  • a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) detailing their research experience, how their interests would fit the project, career plans, and available start date,
  • 3 letters of recommendation.  

For additional information please contact the NYU PIs (Zanna, Bruna, Fernandez-Granda) at

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