[ES_JOBS_NET] NOAA/GFDL Oceanographer job opening
sonya.legg at noaa.gov
Wed Aug 31 18:43:14 MDT 2016
NOAA/GFDL is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time,
permanent, institutionally supported (hard money) position for an
oceanographer at the ZP-3/ZP-4 level, to conduct research into the
ocean's role in the climate system, using a combination of simulations
with global ocean-climate models and analysis of observational ocean
U.S. citizens with a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in physical
oceanography or a closely related field, and a demonstrated ability to
conduct and publish independent research into ocean-climate dynamics are
encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will be expected to provide significant
direction for his or her specific research activities; the broad duties
of this position include:
* Design, collect, compile, process, analyze and interpret
oceanographic data from studies and research using GFDL’s realistic
global ocean and coupled climate models to determine the effect of
the ocean on the climate.
* Document and interpret the causes of observed large-scale trends and
fluctuations in oceanic properties on inter-annual and longer
* Conduct theoretical and experimental research to develop numerical
models of the Earth's physical, chemical, and biological processes
and their interactions to form comprehensive models of the Earth
system in order to understand past and present climates and to
predict future climate.
* Identify key oceanographic processes for inclusion or improvement in
* Provide leadership in collective efforts to evaluate the physical
fidelity of ocean-climate models and improve their ability to make
skillful climate projections, particularly with regard to sea-level
rise, oceanic heat and carbon uptake.
It is expected that a successful applicant will have previous
* Conducting experiments with or analyzing output from large-scale
oceanographic, realistic global ocean and coupled climate models to
improve knowledge of the climate system and provide information that
will assist coastal communities in adapting to climate change and
increasing the scientific value of in oceanographic observations,
such as those from the Array for Real-Time Geostrophic Oceanography
(ARGO) and repeat hydrography.
* Documenting and interpreting the causes of observed large-scale
trends and fluctuations in oceanic properties on various timescales.
* Identifying key oceanographic processes for inclusion or improvement
in ocean-climate models and assisting in improvement of
ocean-climate models in order to make skillful climate projections
for sea-level rise, oceanic heat or carbon uptake.
and at the more senior ZP-4 level:
* Providing guidance in long-term monitoring system design and
mentoring scientists in addressing questions about the ocean’s role
in a changing climate.
Please note that this job opening will close on September 7, 2016
(with possible extension). The link to the job opening, along with
instructions on how to apply, can be found at:
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