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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:11 pm 

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3 Postdoctoral Research Scientists – Coastal Oceanography and Ocean Modeling
Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
North Carolina State University

Ocean Observing and Modeling Group (http://www.go.ncsu.edu/OOMG) in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) seeks to fill three (3) postdoctoral research scientist positions in the following areas:

1) Coastal circulation dynamics, modeling and data assimilation
2) Ocean-atmosphere-sea ice coupling dynamics and modeling
3) Coastal marine ecosystem dynamics and modeling

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in physical oceanography, ocean engineering, marine ecosystems, or a related science. The successful candidate must have the ability to work well independently and as a part of a team, and have strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Preferred candidates will have experience with advanced ocean modeling, mathematical and computational skills. Candidates should be motivated to drive new developments in ocean circulation modeling / marine ecosystems simulations / data assimilation. Demonstrated proficiency in running complex model codes on high-performance computers, performing statistical analysis and scientific programming (e.g., Fortran) and scripting (using languages such as Perl, Python, NCL, Matlab) is greatly desired. It is expected that the successful candidate will publish scientific articles and contribute to write new funding proposals, as well as participate in short-term seagoing research activities.

Review of applications will start immediately; the position will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will be reviewed annually and renewed based upon performance and funding.

Enthusiastic, innovative scholars wishing to join our team should submit electronic applications containing: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) one-page statement of research interests; (3) one published academic article most indicative of your work; and (4) contact information for three references on line at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/58651

Part of the College of Sciences at NC State, MEAS is one of the largest interdisciplinary geoscience departments in the nation. The multi-disciplinary nature of the department lends itself to the study of severe weather and its impacts, coastal processes and ecosystems, land surface evolution, water quality, and climate change. Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than 30 marine, earth, and atmospheric scientists in the department on topics relating to global and regional climate/environmental change, environmental processes and prediction, and the interactions among components of the Earth system. Additional information about the department and its facilities can be found on the web page: http://www.meas.ncsu.edu.

Founded in 1887, NC State is a land-grant institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, extension, and public service. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, NC State is the largest university in North Carolina, with more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. National rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region among the five best places in the U.S. to live and work, with a highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living, and a welcoming environment. A collaborative, supportive environment for innovation and research collaborations with area universities and the Research Triangle Park are compelling reasons for relocation to the area. NC State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.

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