POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
The Oceanography and Climate Change department at IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB) is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator. This is a full-time position. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of an extension for an additional year based on satisfactory performance.
A successful candidate will work on the characterization of the horizontal and vertical motion associated with ocean fronts in the Balearic Sea using observations from different platforms (CTD, ADCP, thermosalinograph, underway-CTD, gliders, and drifters), and the evaluation of different artificial intelligence approaches for diagnosing vertical velocity using model simulations. The appointee will be based at IMEDEA and will carry out research in collaboration with other international groups participating in the Departmental Research Initiative CALYPSO, which is funded by ONR. The project offers scope to investigate ocean submesoscale dynamics and understand the pathways for subduction from the upper ocean to the interior. The postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE DESIRED:
- PhD in Physical Oceanography.
- Strong computer and programming skills, data analysis and visualization.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively.
IMEDEA is a joint research center of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) located in Mallorca, Balearic Island (Spain). One of the objectives of the Oceanography and Global Change department is to study the physical mechanisms that explain the dynamics of the ocean system in the context of global change. The variability of scales involved, from meters to thousands of kilometers and from seconds to years, and their nonlinear interactions, make understanding these mechanisms a real internationally established challenge. We address this challenge by combining -using a physical and mathematical background- theoretical, observational (in situ and remote), and numerical modeling approaches, particularly (but not exclusively) on the Mediterranean Sea, which becomes an ocean laboratory on a small scale, ideal to understand physical processes, to try new ideas and to support various activities in the maritime environment. It is an interdisciplinary group with significant external relationships with other groups, organizations, and companies.
Please, send a cv (resume) that includes the names and contacts of at least 3 references, a statement describing research interests and career goals, and up to three relevant publications (or preprints). Please, send your applications to Simón Ruiz (email@example.com) and Ananda Pascual (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Applicants should not have previously held a postdoc position for more than three years to be eligible for this position. Please contact Simón Ruiz (email@example.com) or Ananda Pascual (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the position.