October 2017
Message 31

[Periods|Index by:DateThreadSubjectAuthor|Date:PreviousNext|Thread:(Previous)(Next)|List Information]

[Met-jobs] 18 months postdoctoral position at LOPS (Ifremer/CNRS/UBO/IRD), Brest, France

From Camille Lique <>
Date Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:21:18 +0200

18 months postdoctoral position at LOPS (Ifremer/CNRS/UBO/IRD), Brest, France

Ocean variability over the last decade

Deadline for application : 1st December 2017

Separating the anthropogenic long term global warming from natural inter-annual variability of ocean and climate is still a barrier for understanding climate change, and improving projection in climate model. During the last decades, the subtropical gyre systems, especially in the Southern Hemisphere (SH), have dominantly contributed to store and redistribute heat and fresh water. Over the last decade, this tendency has been confirmed by the unprecedented enhanced sampling of measurements from Argo array. The change of central and intermediate water volume, mixing, atmospheric heat and freshwater flux and wind forcing may be responsible for interannual to decadal variability of generation, subduction, propagation and circulation of water masses anomalies in the subtropical gyre of the SH. However, in the SH subtropical warming trend could be modulated by interannual variability such as El-Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events or Southern Annular Mode (SAM) that could also impact SH subtropical heat and freshwater content. The question is thus what is the interannual to decadal variability of heat and freshwater distribution and flux in the subtropical gyre of the SH, and how it can be linked to the external atmospheric forcing.

An approach based  on ISAS products, a global in situ data reanalysis from Argo data over the 2002-2016 period  (among  other interpolated existing products, i.e. JAMSTECS,Scripps, EN4, ...) and reasnalysis products (ORA, ...) , as well as Argo drift based currents products Andro, will be a first step to inferrer interannual and decadal variability of the subtropical ocean

Applicants should have a PhD in atmospheric sciences, oceanography or related sciences. Candidates should possess a good understanding of ocean variability and change and associated ocean dynamics, and the ability to manage and analyze global oceanographic datasets. Candidates should be younger than 35 year old on 31/Dec/2017.

How to apply – Please make sure that you meet the criteria listed above

Application (detailed CV, letter of motivation, list of publications, name/email of
at least 2 referees) and/or informal enquiries should be directed to, 

Nicolas Kolodziejczyk 
Physical Oceanographer
LOPS (UMR 6523)
IUEM, rue Dumont d'Urville
29280 Plouzané - France
Office : D 216
Tel : + 33 (0)
Mail : <>
Web labo :


Camille Lique
Phone:  +33 (0)2 90 91 55 29
Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale (LOPS)
IUEM bâtiment D, Office D216
Rue Dumont d'Urville, 
29280 Plouzané FRANCE

Go to: Periods · List Information · Index by: Date (or Reverse Date), Thread, Subject or Author.