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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Position at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (USA)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:22:49 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Postdoctoral position in coupled ocean-ice-atmosphere modeling and data

The Earth System Sciences Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), at the
University of Maryland College Park(UMD), in conjunction with the NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to
work on coupled ocean-ice-atmosphere modeling and data assimilation (DA)
in the context of decadal climate variability. The position is to be
filled as soon as possible, and the postdoctoral fellow will be based at
NASA GSFC. The initial appointment is for one year with possible
extension for an additional two years.


The successful candidate will work in a multi-institution team,
comprising researchers at UMD, GSFC, MIT, JPL, and UT Austin. The
project involves developing and analysing a novel prototype,
property-conserving, ocean-ice-atmosphere model and DA system based on
the "replay'' capability of the Goddard Earth Observing System Model,
Version 5 (GEOS-5) in conjunction with the adjoint-model capabilities of
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology general circulation model
(MITgcm). The resulting DA system and inferred solution will be used to
study recent Arctic or Antarctic sea ice changes and their relation to
the coupled ocean-atmosphere system. The initial period of scientific
interest cover the satellite altimetric record (1992 to present).

Required qualification:

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography,
Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Dynamics, Electrical Engineering, Physics,
or related field, with a strong interest in Earth System observations,
models, and science questions. Experience in numerical modeling
(especially with GEOS-5 or MITgcm) and observational data analysis is
highly desirable. Familiarity with supercomputing environments and
related programming languages (in particular Linux and Fortran), as well
as analysis tools (Matlab or Python) are essential. Written and oral
communication skills sufficient to lead manuscripts and present research
at conferences are also desirable.

Applicants should send an email of interest and the following documents
to Andrea Molod at <> or to Dimitris Menemenlis at
* current CV and list of publications;
* name and contact information of three individual who can provide
letters of reference

Andrea M. Molod, Phd
Associate Research Scientist
Global Modeling and Assimilation Office
& ESSIC, Univ. of MD College Park

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