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[Met-jobs] Postdoc opening in Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation at KAUST

From Ibrahim Hoteit <>
Date Fri, 8 Mar 2013 10:15:47 +0300

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

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Start Date: Available Immediately

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 northof Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. KAUST employees and students from around the world enjoy western style livingcampus (

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 using the MIT general circulation model (MITgcm) which is currently running on the KAUST IBM 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. Visits to those institutions are  expected. The primary responsibilities will involve developing ocean models and/or data assimilation systems of areas of interest. Strong background in physical Oceanography is a must to analyze the outputs of these systems .

Qualified applicants should possess a Ph.D. in physical oceanography (or any  related field) with experience in manipulating  large scales general circulation ocean models and/or developing data assimilation systems. Familiarity with  scientific programming in Fortran, and other languages/softwares like Matlab is a must.

The compensation package includes a tax-free salary between $55K-$65K ; free furnished housing; full health care; 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,

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