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Post Doctoral Associate

University of Miami
Key Biscayne, Florida
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Jun 9, 2023

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University of Miami Postdoc: 3-way coupling hurricane-ocean-waves  


The University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) invites applications for a postdoctoral associate to work with the the Physical Oceanography Division. (PhOD) in the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, FL, on the development of a fully coupled hurricane-ocean-wave model. The successful candidate is expected to advance the scientific understanding of feedback processes across the Earth system model components, using numerical simulations together with observations, and focusing on coupling with waves.

Position responsibilities include researching the wave impacts on the upper ocean dynamics and air-sea interactions, and investigating the underlying physical processes in the upper ocean and air-sea interface associated with extreme weather events.

Applicants should hold a PhD in physical oceanography, coastal sciences/engineering, or a related field, and a background in oceanographic and/or air-sea interaction research. They should show an ability to work with model outputs and observational data, and experience with FORTRAN and Python, and in running/improving wave models. The successful candidate must be independent, take initiative, and also be able to work collaboratively within a diverse and dynamic team.



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