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[Met-jobs] Post-doc in ocean Data Assimilation

From Joao Souza <j.souza@metocean.co.nz>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:35:42 +0000

Applications are welcomed for a fixed term (1 year, extendable to two
years after review) Postdoctoral Physical Oceanography position in Ocean
Data Assimilation. The position is based within the Physical
Oceanography Department, of the Ensenada Center for Scientific Research
and Higher Education (CICESE - https://www.cicese.edu.mx/) in Ensenada,
Mexico. The position is part of the project “Understanding and
Predicting the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current, Topic 8: Numerical
Modeling”, funded by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The
objective of this post-doc is to contribute developing and applying an
oceanic reanalysis and operational system for the Gulf of Mexico based
on the 4d-VAR ROMS modeling system and evaluate the impact of different
observations on the predictability of the Loop Current ocean estate. The
research group includes several institutions across Mexico and the USA:
CICESE, North Carolina State University, Florida State University,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, and the
Navy Research Lab, as well as overseas collaborators.

The minimum qualifications for a successful application must include:

- A PhD and documented research experience in physical oceanography or
related field;

- Expertise with hydrodynamic numerical models (preferably ROMS);

- Experience in Data Assimilation techniques;

- Programming abilities, including proficiency in Fortran, Matlab or
Python, and NetCDF, as well as experience working in a Linux environment;

- Scientific writing skills in English

To apply please send an updated CV, motivation letter, and a minimum 2
references to:
Dr. Joao Marcos Azevedo Correia de Souza (j.souza@metocean.co.nz)
Dr. Julio Sheinbaum (julios@cicese.mx)

For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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