[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellowship: Application of Linked Ocean and Ecosystem Models to Lake Erie

Mary Ogdahl ogdahlm at umich.edu
Fri Dec 15 08:18:12 MST 2017

*Postdoctoral Fellowship: Application of Linked Ocean and Ecosystem Models
to Lake Erie*
*Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research*
*School for Environment and Sustainability**University of Michigan in Ann
Arbor, Michigan*

*Job Summary*

A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a highly qualified individual to
join the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR,
https://ciglr.seas.umich.edu/) in the area of biophysical modeling. The
position is funded for an initial period of 18 months, with opportunity for
extension on the basis of satisfactory performance and availability of

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team working on
development of models and scientific products to improve understanding and
management of the Laurentian Great Lakes. The recently updated Lake Erie
Operational Forecasting System
<https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ofs/leofs/leofs.html> (LEOFS) provides a
high-resolution nowcast and forecast of temperature and currents in Lake
Erie. Physical fields from the FVCOM-based LEOFS are used to provide
ecological forecasts, including the Lake Erie HAB-Tracker
<https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/HABs_and_Hypoxia/habTracker.html> and an
experimental hypoxia forecast. The successful candidate will build upon
these efforts by developing a biophysical model linked to LEOFS that
simulates the processes of biogeochemistry and plankton dynamics that lead
to HABs and hypoxia in Lake Erie.

In addition to model development, the postdoctoral fellow will take part in
a professional development and mentorship plan that will include
maintaining a strong record of scholarly publication, and presentation at
scientific conferences and public meetings. The postdoc will also
contribute to meeting project objectives, which may include field planning,
experimental design, and the development and transition of research
products to real-time application.


This position requires a Ph.D. in physical science, biological science, or
engineering, a strong publication record, and excellent communication
skills. Additional relevant experience includes use of numerical
geophysical fluid dynamic models and ecological models, familiarity with
Fortran, a Linux/unix parallel computing environment, and data analysis and
visualization in a scripting environment (e.g., R, Python, IDL, or Matlab).


CIGLR is one of multiple centers affiliated with the School for Environment
and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan, and one of 16
Cooperative Institutes in the United States that represent partnerships
between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and
academic institutions. CIGLR’s mission is to lead new research, train the
next generation of scientists, and turn research into action for safe and
healthy Great Lakes communities. SEAS’ overarching mission is to contribute
to the protection of the Earth's resources and achieve a sustainable
society. Through research, education, and outreach, SEAS is devoted to
generating knowledge and developing policies, techniques, and skills to
help practitioners manage and conserve environmental resources to meet the
full range of human needs on a sustainable basis.

The postdoctoral fellowship offers a highly competitive salary with
benefits, and the position will be physically located at the NOAA Great
Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) (https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/)
in Ann Arbor, MI, which is routinely ranked as one of the best places to
live in the U.S. due to its affordability, natural beauty, preservation of
wooded areas, vibrant arts program, and lively downtown landscape.


*T*o apply, applicants should prepare the following materials:

•     Cover letter describing your qualifications related to the position
and research accomplishments
•     Curriculum vitae
•     Contact information for three professional references
•     Two representative publications

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Email your application to:

Mary Ogdahl
Program Manager, Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research
School for Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan
ogdahlm at umich.edu

*The University of Michigan is a Non-Discriminatory/ Affirmative Action
Employer. **Individuals from underrepresented groups are especially
encouraged to apply.*

Mary E. Ogdahl
*Program Manager*
Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research
University of Michigan | 440 Church Street | G110 Dana Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041
734-763-3010 <(734)%20763-3010> (UM) | 734-741-2276 <(734)%20741-2276>
ogdahlm at umich.edu
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