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Postdoctoral Scholar

Lagrangian Drifter Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
La Jolla, California
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Sep 12, 2020

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Postdoctoral Scholar


The Lagrangian Drifter Laboratory (LDL; at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California - San Diego (UCSD) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to work on the Global Drifter Program (GDP; with a focus on measurements of surface waves from drifting buoys. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Lagrangian observations and upper-ocean dynamics.

At the time of appointment, the applicant must possess a PhD in Physical Oceanography or a closely related field and have less than four years of total postdoctoral service. The initial appointment can be for one or two years with the possibility of extension dependent on performance and funding. Salary and length of initial appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Postdoctoral Scholars at UCSD are exclusively represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). 

To apply, please send a single PDF including cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references with the subject “GDP postdoc position” to Drs. Luca Centurioni ( and Verena Hormann ( Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Global Drifter Program was funded at SIO and is currently administered by the Lagrangian Drifter Laboratory. SIO is a world-renowned center of marine research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological, and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (

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