Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Physical Oceanography Department. This is a full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for two years.
We are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Investigator in Physical Oceanography with a focus on water mass transformation and overturning in the Nordic Seas. The successful candidate will be supervised by Michael Spall to work on an NSF-funded grant, “Evolution of water mass transformation in the western Nordic Seas in a warming climate”. The project will explore the sensitivity of water mass transformation and overturning resulting from the retreating ice edge in the western Nordic Seas. The approach will be primarily numerical using idealized configurations of coupled ocean/atmosphere/seaice models with development of supporting theory. Collaboration with partner scientists in Norway collecting and analyzing field data is also possible.
The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in oceanography and climate sciences are strongly encouraged to consider this opportunity.
Qualified applicants must apply online. The documents should include a brief cover letter, full CV, and contact information (only) of 3 references. The review of applications will begin as the files are received and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Michael Spall (email@example.com) if they have questions about the position.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs independently and carry 0-10 lbs independently. Visual abilities to include near. Other physical tasks are mostly sedentary; use of hands for basic/fine grasping and manipulation, and repetitive motion. Other occupational requirements include talking, working around others, with others, and independently. Physical duties are subject to change.