Postdoctoral Investigator

Location
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Posted
Jul 05, 2018
Closes
Aug 04, 2018
Ref
18-07-01
Discipline
Ocean Science
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
Negotiable

The Physical Oceanography Department is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their team. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with possible second year continuation contingent on progress and funding.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Postdoctoral position in MJO and regional coupled modeling at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, and independent atmospheric scientist for a postdoctoral position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The postdoc will work with a team of PIs on a NOAA-funded project as a part of the Year of Maritime Convection (YMC), the goal of which is to understand the role of upper ocean processes over the Maritime Continent (MC) in the simulation and prediction of diurnal to intraseasonal tropical convective variability including the MJO.

The candidate should have strong skill in the WRF model and have expertise in tropical meteorology. She/he will design and conduct the SCOAR regional ocean-atmosphere coupled model (WRF to ROMS) experiments with explicit convection over the MC region to examine how the air-sea coupled processes arising from oceanic processes including coastal upwelling, barrier layer/salinity stratification, tidal mixing, and diurnal SST variability influence the diurnal to intraseasonal rainfall variability. The postdoc is expected to closely collaborate with the PIs at NOAA and Texas A&M Corpus Christi as well as the broader YMC and PISTON observational and modeling community.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hyodae Seo (hseo@whoi.edu­). Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed upon submission

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • As deemed necessary by supervisor

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Ph.D.  in Meteorology or Oceanography
  • Required technical skills include substantial experience with the WRF model and its parameterization schemes and the programming languages including Fortran, MatLab, and Unix Shell. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with possible second year continuation contingent on progress and funding. Informal inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Hyodae Seo (hseo@whoi.edu).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, distinguish basic colors as well as visual abilities to include near, far, and peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear, talk, travel, work around others as well as alone. This position is continuously sedentary. Physical duties are subject to change.

 

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email
eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

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