YMC Postdoc Positions Available
Postdoctoral position in MJO and regional coupled modeling at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Posted: July 9, 2018
We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, and independent atmospheric scientist for a postdoctoral position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The postdoc will work with a team of PIs on a NOAA-funded project as a part of the Years of Maritime Convection (YMC), the goal of which is to understand the role of upper ocean processes over the Maritime Continent (MC) in the simulation and prediction of diurnal to intraseasonal tropical convective variability including the MJO.
The candidate should have strong skill in the WRF model and have expertise in tropical meteorology. She/he will design and conduct the SCOAR regional ocean-atmosphere coupled model (https://hseo.whoi.edu/scoar, WRF-ROMS) experiments with explicit convection over the MC region to examine how the air-sea coupled processes arising from oceanic processes including coastal upwelling, barrier layer/salinity stratification, tidal mixing, and diurnal SST variability influence the diurnal to intraseasonal rainfall variability. The postdoc is expected to closely collaborate with the PIs at NOAA and Texas A&M Corpus Christi as well as the broader YMC and PISTON observational and modeling community.
Required technical skills include substantial experience with the WRF model and its parameterization schemes and the programming languages including Fortran, MatLab, and Unix Shell. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with possible second year continuation contingent on progress and funding. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hyodae Seo (firstname.lastname@example.org). Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.
Postdoctoral fellowship on the ocean response to atmospheric variability over the Maritime Continent at the University of Hawaii
Posted: June 25, 2018
A postdoctoral position is available at the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC), University of Hawaii at Manoa. The position is part of a NOAA funded project aimed at determining the controls on upper ocean processes that impact intraseasonal variability in the Maritime Continent region. The project is in collaboration with colleagues at JAMSTEC, Japan and will contribute to the international research campaign the Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC). Particular focus will be paid to the role of freshwater forcing. The use of high resolution numerical models will be combined with the analysis of observations. There will be an opportunity to participate in a related research cruise.
Applicants should have a recent PhD or be close to completion. Experience in designing, running and analyzing numerical experiments is a distinct advantage.
Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a further two years based on satisfactory performance and continued funding.
Applicants are asked to submit (1) a cover letter describing their research experience, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted to Dr. Kelvin Richards, email@example.com. Questions about the positions can be directed to the same address. Further information about the IPRC can be found at http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu.