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Research Position in Ocean Modeling for Sea-level Rise and Regional Ocean-climate Downscaling
The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in cooperation with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks postdoctoral or more experienced scientists for research related to improved projections of sea-level rise and regional downscaling of oceanic climate change projections. Up to 3 positions may be filled in the following areas: (1) improving projections of sea-level rise due to interactions between the ocean and marine-terminated ice-sheets; (2) improving projections of sea-level rise due to oceanic heat uptake, including work on physically-based parameterizations of interior ocean mixing processes; or (3) improving the ability of global ocean-climate models to address questions about regional oceanic climate change, including downscaling, data assimilation, or increasing the physical fidelity of the representation of marginally resolved processes. This work will utilize GFDL’s new ocean model, MOM6, and/or GFDL’s new sea-ice and continental ice-sheet models, to evaluate the impact of the ocean’s dynamics on projections of sea-level rise or regional oceanic climate change, in close coordination with a larger climate model development effort. Both recent graduates and more senior candidates will be considered for this position. The selected candidates should have a Ph.D. in oceanography, cryospheric dynamics or a closely related field, excellent oral and written communication skills, and exhibit one or more of the following attributes: (a) a strong background in ocean, ice, or climate dynamics; (b) experience using and analyzing coupled climate models or realistic ocean models; (c) strong skills in numerical modeling of fluid dynamics for geophysical applications; and/or (d) experience developing capabilities for comprehensive numerical ocean models. This is a one-year appointment with possibility of renewal. Successful candidates will be based at GFDL in Princeton, New Jersey. For further information, contact Robert Hallberg (Robert.Hallberg@noaa.gov), Alistair Adcroft (Alistair.Adcroft@noaa.gov), Sonya Legg ( Sonya.Legg@noaa.gov ), or Olga Sergienko (Olga.Sergienko@noaa.gov). Complete applications, including a CV, publication list, contact information for three references, and a one-to-two page statement of research interests should be submitted by October 31, 2014 to ensure full consideration. Applications should apply online to http://jobs.princeton.edu , Requisition 1400670. These positions are subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.