October 2015
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[Met-jobs] post-doc on transport and dispersion problems in the coastal ocean

From "Joao Marcos Azevedo Correia De Souza" <>
Date Wed, 7 Oct 2015 11:03:58 -0700

The Department of Physical Oceanography at CICESE (Ensenada, Baja
California) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on transport and
dispersion problems in the coastal ocean. The ideal candidate is expected
to hold a Ph.D. in physical oceanography or a closely related field, and
have a solid understanding of coastal ocean circulation physics. While the
position is based in Ensenada, the research is part of a large
observational program with collaborators at numerous U.S. Institutions
including the University of California Santa Barbara and Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution.

Understanding of the physical processes that control the transport and
dispersion of material in the coastal ocean is important for the
management of coastal ecosystems and pollution, including spilled oil.  As
part of SENER-CONACYT Hydrocarbon Fund the aim of the project is the
analysis of potential consequences of large-scale oil spills under
different circulation scenarios. The project is observationally based with
focus on Lagrangian observations. Surface drifter and dye experiments will
be performed to observe submesoscale processes under different wind and
surface wave forcing conditions. A pilot experiment will be conducted off
the coast of Santa Barbara during late Fall 2015. Subsequent fieldwork
will take place in 2016 and 2017 off the coast of Brownsville, TX in the
Gulf of Mexico. The postdoctoral candidate is expected to participate in
all aspects of the field program including preparation, data collection,
and data analysis.  In addition he/she will synthesize results, formulate
conclusions, and present the work at international scientific meetings and
in the form of scientific publications.

Preference will be give to candidates with experience collecting and
analyzing tracer data (i.e. drifters and dye). The ability to generate
data analysis codes using tools such as Matlab, Fortran, and Python is
required. The position requires clear communication (both orally and in
writing) in the English language. The successful candidate will work
fulltime at CICESE (Ensenada, Baja California). The initial appointment is
for roughly 1.5 years, with the possibility of extension for 3 additional
years depending on continued funding.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum
vitae with full contact information, and names and contact information of
three references to Dr. Enric Pallàs Sanz (

Joao Souza
Associate Researcher
Physical Oceanography Department
Ensenada - Baja California / MX
01(646) 175-05-00 / 24058

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