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[Met-jobs] Postdoc position in Ocean Modeling and Physical Oceanography at KAUST

From Ibrahim Hoteit <>
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:38:53 +0300

Could you please post the following postdoc position.
Many thanks in advance,


Postdoc in Ocean Modeling and Physical Oceanography at KAUST

Applications are sought for a postdoctoral position in ocean modeling at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). KAUST is a graduate research university located at the Red Sea coast 80 km north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. KAUST employees and students from around the world enjoy western style living campus (

The successful applicant will join an established research group at KAUST working on modeling and studying the Saudi Seas, and developing data assimilation systems for analyzes and prediction of their circulation. The group is mainly using the MIT general circulation model (but other OGCMs could be considered as well) on the KAUST BlueGene supercomputer. The group is collaborating with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas - Austin, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The postdoc is expected to spend several weeks per year at one these institutions. The primary responsibilities will involve configuring and running a general circulation ocean model and analyzing their outputs to study the physical oceanography of the region.

Qualified applicants should possess a Ph.D. in physical oceanography (or any related field) with experience in configuring and running large scales general circulation ocean models on supercomputers. Familiarity with scientific programming in Fortran, and other languages/softwares like Matlab is a must. Candidates with good publishing record will be given preference.

The compensation package includes a competitive tax-free salary; free fully furnished housing; health care (medical and dental); 4 weeks annual vacation, free international schools, and family annual travel allowance . To apply, please send a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest with the names and contact information of at least two references to Dr. Ibrahim Hoteit,

Ibrahim Hoteit
Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences and Engineering
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics & Computational Science

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