Postdoctoral position – CICESE

The Department of Physical Oceanography of CICESE is offering a postdoctoral scholarship to join the group that is studying transport mechanisms of passive particles in the western Gulf of Mexico. This is within the work frame of a large multi-institutional and interdisciplinary project to generate scenarios and evaluate possible impacts of oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, performed by the Consorcio de Investigación del Golfo de México (CIGoM).

The aim of the postdoc is to study the environmental factors controlling particle dispersion at various scales, and how the properties of dispersion differ between the inner-shelf and deep water, as well as between the surface and the deeper layers. The Lagrangian data will be obtained from drifters and subsurface floats experiments in the field, as well as via numerical model experiments.

The applicant should have a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography or other similar fields of study. Experience with Lagrangian data (real or simulated) is desirable. Previous knowledge on data analysis using programming languages such as Fortran, Matlab, or Python are required. Good English skills (oral and written) are also desired. The stipend will depend on the qualifications of the candidate. The contract will cover a period of one year and it may be extended up to 2 years depending on progress.

Interested persons are invited to submit a motivation letter and curriculum vitae with full contact information by October 8, 2017.

Paula Pérez Brunius: 

Julio Sheinbaum:

Tel: +(52)-646-175-0500 ext. 24044

Consorcio de Investigación del Golfo de México (CIGoM)
Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE)

Departamento de Oceanografía Física
Carr. Tijuana-Ensenada #3918, Zona Playitas
Ensenada, B.C., C.P. 22860, México 

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