Open Position - Oceanographer

Fine-Scale ocean currents from integrated multi-platform experiments and numerical simulations: contribution to the new SWOT satellite mission (FaSt-SWOT) 

We have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher position in the Oceanography and Climate Change Department at IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB). This is a full-time position. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of an extension for an additional 1.5 years based on satisfactory performance. 


The successful candidate will work on the characterization of the horizontal and vertical motion associated with ocean fronts in the Balearic Sea with a range of observational oceanographic datasets, including in-situ measurements and satellite data as well as numerical modelling. The appointee will be based at IMEDEA (Mallorca) and will carry out research in collaboration with researchers at SOCIB and in other international groups participating in the FaSt-SWOT project. The project offers scope to investigate ocean fine-scale dynamics and validation of the new SWOT satellite ( The postdoctoral researcher is expected to publish high quality research outputs and present results at national and international meetings and conferences. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to participate in field-work as well as in educational and outreach activities associated with the project. 


  • PhD in Physical Oceanography or related disciplines. 
  • Strong computer and programming skills, data analysis and visualization.
  • Experience in the analysis of mesoscale and/or submesoscale ocean dynamics. 
  • Experience in ocean modelling and/or data assimilation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively. 
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English. 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Publication record appropriate to the career stage. 


IMEDEA is a joint research institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) located in Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Spain), and recognized as a center of Excellence Maria de Maeztu. 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 the understanding of these mechanisms a real challenge. We address this challenge by combining theoretical, observational (in situ and remote) and numerical modeling approaches. 

The work will be carried out in close collaboration with the Modelling and Forecasting group at the Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB). This group has been developing over the last years highresolution numerical tools to simulate the regional ocean circulation in the Western Mediterranean Sea, both for process studies and operational predictions. 


Please, send your detailed CV and cover letter to 

Ananda Pascual Ananda Pascual  (

 Baptiste Mourre (

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.