Postdoc/Research Associate position open at Texas A&M

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Postdoc/Research Associate position open at Texas A&M

#1 Post by hetland » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:34 pm

Texas A&M University, Department of Oceanography seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Coastal Ocean Hydrodynamic Modeling, starting as soon as possible. The appointment is for 12 months, with an additional funding of at least one year available upon satisfactory performance.

The position is funded by the Texas General Land Office, and will involve working with an existing model implementation to predict Texas-Louisiana shelf circulation. The primary purpose of the model is for oil spill trajectory prediction along the Texas coast. However, we have also used this model to investigate seasonal hypoxia on the Louisiana shelf, harmful algal blooms along the Texas coast, and wind- and buoyancy-driven shelf processes. This model is also used in the GISR (http://gisr.tamu.edu) project, a $14 million project funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Alliance (part of the BP oil spill funds). Variants of this model have been used in six papers in the last two years, with many more planned. Examples of model output can be found at http://pong.tamu.edu/~zhangxq/tglo1.html and http://pong.tamu.edu/~rob/mch/mayjune/.

Candidates are expected to have experience using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS), and have a solid background in programming in a variety of languages. Individuals should be creative, organized, motivated, have excellent communication skills, and able to work well as part of a large group. Successful applicants will be expected to independently improve the numerical simulations, design numerical experiments, analyze results, and write scientific papers. Annual salary is $55,000, negotiable, commensurate with experience. Review of the applications will begin immediately, and proceed until the position is filled. Please email a statement of research interests, CV, and names of three references to: Dr. Robert Hetland (hetland@tamu.edu). Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from under-represented and minority groups.

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