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UCLA Oceanic circulation modeling position

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Oceanic Circulation Modeling Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles.

We are seeking a researcher to work on problems of oceanic circulation dynamics using the Regional Oceanic Modeling System (ROMS). The researcher would join a highly experienced group with expertise in computational methods, realistic simulation of complex flows, and dynamical processes. A special focus is the interaction of currents with abyssal, continental-slope and -shelf, strait, and shoreline topographies.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physical oceanography or related discipline, experience in the numerical modeling of oceanic flows (preferably using ROMS), knowledge of geophysical fluid dynamics, a good publication record, ability to synthesize both ocean model output and oceanographic observations, and interest in collaboration on interdisciplinary problems.

The initial appointment is full-time for one year with continuation with satisfactory progress. The position is available immediately, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please email a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and interests, a curriculum vitae, representative publications, and contact information for three references to:

Prof. James C. McWilliams

Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1565

Email: jcm@atmos.ucla.edu