Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Oct 12, 2018
Nov 11, 2018
Hydrology, Ocean Science
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The Renaissance Computing Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to fill one postdoctoral opportunity for a NOAA-funded project that will develop coupling strategies coupling the NOAA National Water Model to the ADCIRC storm surge, tide, and wind-wave model. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct simulations on high-performance computers, develop new and modify existing ADCIRC grids, and develop code for the ADCIRC model and the implementation of coupling strategies. The post-doc will also be expected to write technical reports and scientific papers to present research results, and assist in developing proposals for external funding. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of annual renewals based on satisfactory performance, up to a maximum of three years.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree from an accredited institution in a relevant science or engineering discipline and have an interest in coastal flooding, numerical modeling and methods, and data analysis.

Advanced knowledge of numerical modeling is required and experience in research and applications with the ADCIRC model is essential. A successful candidate will have: (1) a strong quantitative and analytic background, (2) strong programming skills in Fortran and Python or Matlab, and (3) effective communication skills with an ability to work within a multi-disciplinary research team.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicants must upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, at least two representative publications (other document and other document 2), and contact information for at least three references (list of references). Review of applications will begin on Oct 20, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply at this website: [click here].

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here.

Department Contact:  Jordan Todd,