Job no: 501931 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 191001 - Northern Gulf Institute Location: Miami, FL Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Jan 5 2021
The successful candidate will utilize in-situ ocean and satellite data, and a high-resolution regional ocean-biogeochemical model for the North Atlantic to study large-scale climate drivers of plankton biomass and range shifts - and their combined influences - for a suite of coastal migratory pelagic species in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Bight. The successful candidate will be expected to function as an independent scientist, and to interact with other scientists to acquire a wide range of experiences and resources that will aid in solving the identified research problems.
* Carry out a high-resolution surface-forced ocean-biogeochemical model hindcast simulation for the North Atlantic basin using MOM5-TOPAZ * Analyze the North Atlantic MOM5-TOPAZ hindcast to explore potential links between the main modes of climate variability and regional productivity in coastal pelagic fish populations * Compare the productivity metrics derived from the MOM5-TOPAZ hindcast with independent estimates of system productivity (e.g., a satellite-derived metric) and population-level estimates of productivity in fish populations (e.g., recruitment deviations) * Disseminate results through publications in journals and presentations at conferences and meetings
* Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography or a related field, minimum 2 years of postdoc (or equivalent) research experience, and demonstrated ability in publishing results in the peer-reviewed literature.
* Highly desirable qualifications include knowledge of Unix and Fortran, and the ability to run ocean or coupled ocean-biogeochemistry models. * Prior experience with GFDL's Modular Ocean Model (MOM) is desirable, but not required.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
* The work location will be NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), Miami, FL.
Apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your transcript(s). Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.
Position is contingent upon funding availability.
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Internal Number: 501931
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