Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Global Internal Tide/Wave Modeling

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Jun 09, 2017
Jul 09, 2017
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A postdoctoral research fellow is sought for a collaborative project between the University of Michigan, University of Southern Mississippi, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), on global high-resolution simulations of internal tides and waves.  The successful applicant will examine internal tides and waves in US Navy and NASA global models.  Topics of specific interest include the predictability of internal tides and waves, the signature of internal tides and waves on sea surface height, comparison of model results to in-situ observations, and the application of global models for present-generation nadir satellite altimetry and next-generation swath altimetry missions.  The project represents an opportunity for an early-career scientist to analyze cutting edge high resolution ocean models run on the nation's largest supercomputers.

NASA funding is available for up to three years of support, depending on the performance of the successful applicant. The successful applicant will join an ocean modeling research group at the University of Michigan.  The successful applicant will have a PhD in physical oceanography or a related field such as computer science, applied mathematics, physics, or fluid dynamics.  Prior numerical modeling experience is highly desirable. 

Applicants should send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae including a list of publications and presentations, and contact information for three references to Professor Brian Arbic (  Inquiries to this email address are also welcomed.  The position is open immediately, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and offers competitive salary and benefits packages.