Postdoctoral Position – NOAA GFDL

Postdoctoral Scientist in Ocean Modelling

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in association with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and the Department of Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago, seeks a postdoctoral or more senior research associate for research related to the parameterization of mesoscale eddies in non-eddying and eddy-permitting numerical ocean models. The work will involve theoretical developments underpinning a sub-grid scale energy-based, resolution-aware eddy parameterization; implementation of the sub-grid scale parameterization in a numerical ocean general circulation model; and configuring, running and analyzing ocean climate models to assess the parameterization.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in geophysical fluid dynamics and physical oceanography, as well as experience using and analyzing numerical models and/or large observational datasets.

Candidates must have a PhD in physical oceanography or a related field.  Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding. The candidate is expected to spend the first six months at Princeton University, where they will be introduced to working with the ocean climate model, MOM6. Thereafter, the candidate will be located at The University of Chicago, working both remotely with the ocean climate model and locally on theoretical developments and analysis.

Complete applications, including a CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information of 3 references should be submitted by November 15, 2015 for full consideration. Applicants should apply online to, Requisition

#1500697.  For more information about the research project and application process, please contact Alistair Adcroft ( and Malte Jansen (

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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