Postdoctoral associate – NOAA Cooperative Institute of the University of Miami

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate with a strong background in physical oceanography, an experience in the analysis of satellite and in situ observations, and numerical model output. The successful candidate will investigate the horizontal and vertical redistribution of heat in the ocean with an emphasis on the subtropical South Pacific and Indian Oceans using observations and a state-of-the-art ocean general circulation model. The specific objectives include (i) the combined analysis of satellite (altimetry, GRACE, SST, and other missions) and in situ (Argo and repeat hydrography) to infer the regional full-depth and deep-ocean heat content changes, (ii) monitoring and analyzing the current evolution of the regional heat content as a response to 2015-2016 El Nino event, (iii) designing, conducting, and analyzing dedicated numerical experiments with an eddy-permitting ocean general circulation model.

The position will be potentially hosted by the NOAA Cooperative Institute of the University of Miami, and the candidate will have to qualify to receive clearance from the US Department of Commerce to physically work at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. The starting date of the position is expected to be in May-June 2018, but it is negotiable. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable depending on performance. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, Atmospheric Science or a related field and a demonstrated ability/interest in publishing results in the peer-reviewed literature. Highly desirable qualifications include demonstrated experience in processing and analyzing large satellite and in situ datasets, and ability to run ocean or coupled atmosphere-ocean models. Apply by contacting Dr. Denis Volkov (, and include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating research interests, work experience, publication record, and the contact information for three professional references.  

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