RSMAS - Postdoctoral Associate - CIMAS

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-01
Req: R100041514
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The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Physical Oceanography. The research is to use ocean and atmospheric observations and numerical models to explore how reduced anthropogenic emission of aerosols and greenhouse gasses from reduced economic and social activities affect the Earth System.

The incumbent will be responsible for analyzing MERRA2-aero reanalysis, satellite and in-situ observations of ocean parameters (e.g. sea surface temperature, sea level, upper ocean temperature and salinity, etc.), atmospheric observations, and devising and conducting numerical model experiments to explore how the reduced aerosol emissions by curtailed economic and social activities due to the Coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19 pandemic impact the climate system. More specifically, how reduced aerosol emissions may directly increase the upper ocean heat content especially in the mid- and high-latitude North Atlantic and Pacific regions, which directly affects ocean circulation and sea level, consequently impacting US, regional, and global weather patterns, as well as extreme weather events, such as hurricane activity, coastal flooding, heat waves, etc. He or she will be responsible for analyzing the oceanic and atmospheric observations and model results, presenting findings at scientific meetings and publishing results in scientific journals.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Meteorology, Oceanography, or a related field and a demonstrated ability in publishing results in the peer-reviewed literature. Highly desirable qualifications include knowledge of Unix and Fortran, and the ability to run atmospheric, ocean or coupled ocean-atmospheric models. Prior experience with the NCAR’s Community Earth System Model (CESM/CCSM) or GFDL’s Modular Ocean Model (MOM) is desirable, but not required.

Apply online at: Application should include curriculum vitae, a covering letter stating research interest, experiences and the contact information for three professional references. The appointment will be initially one year, renewable depending on the performance.

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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 12/8/2020
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