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Post-doctoral position, UC Santa Cruz

#1 Post by andy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:45 pm


The Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar to develop and maintain a 30 year retrospective analysis of the California Current system using the ROMS 4-dimensional variational (4D-Var) data assimilation system. The scientific aim of the project is to develop a better understanding the dynamics of the California Current circulation and variability during the last three decades. The successful candidate will join a growing ocean data assimilation group at UCSC and a research team engaged in related modeling, field, and laboratory activities.

SALARY: $50,628 - $55,464 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent in physical oceanography or related field; the ability to work well independently and as part of a team; and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in physical ocean modeling and ocean data assimilation; an interest in the dynamical processes that control the California Current system; and motivated to drive new developments in data assimilation.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: One year, with the possibility of extension contingent on availability of funding and positive performance review.

POSITION AVAILABLE: As soon as possible following initial screening date.

TO APPLY: Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants should send: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) a one-page statement of research interests, and 3) contact information for three references* to You will receive email verification that your electronic submission has been received; please inquire if you do not receive verification. Alternatively, mail submissions may be sent to:
Prof. Andrew Moore
Department of Ocean Sciences
University of California Please refer to 4DVAR Postdoc in your reply.
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 U.S.A.

CLOSING DATE: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by May 15 2011.

For more information please contact Prof. Andrew Moore(; 831-459-4632).

The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
If you need assistance due to a disability please contact the Academic Personnel Office at 499 Kerr Hall, (831) 459-4300. This position description is available in alternate formats, which may be requested from Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.

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