Research Associate

Job description

Professors I Grooms and W Kleiber in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to collaborate in the design, implementation, and testing of a stochastic parameterization for global ocean models; the position is available as early as January 2018. The research will use prior dynamical considerations and data to develop a multiscale, inhomogeneous random-field model for ocean eddies at scales not resolved by global ocean models. This model will form the basis of a stochastic parameterization to be implemented in a global ocean model. The post-doc will work closely with domain scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO. We encourage applicants from highly motivated and creative individuals who have backgrounds in one or more of the following: 1) geophysical fluid dynamics and simulation, 2) spatial statistics, and 3) stochastic dynamics. Successful applicants will have a PhD in applied mathematics, statistics, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, or other quantitative field. Good communication skills and strong programming skills are essential.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Curriculum Vita; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or offical letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for montly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10159 - Applied Mathematics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 26, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Ian Grooms

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00740712





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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