new postdoc position: real-time coastal modeling!

Sarah GiddingsUncategorized

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), UCSD, is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to work on a project aiming to improve our understanding and develop predictions of coastal water quality. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for building upon an existing realistic regional numerical model to help transition the model into a predictive tool. A strong background in oceanography is required and preference will be given to those with significant expertise in numerical modeling and coastal hydrodynamics. The existing regional numerical model uses the COAWST framework (ROMS + SWAN), thus experience within this framework is desirable. The position will be located at SIO working with Dr. Falk Feddersen, Dr. Sarah Giddings, Dr. Matt Spydell, Dr. Ganesh Gopalakrishanan, and Dr. Bruce Cornuelle. The postdoctoral scholar will help develop the real-time modeling capabilities (reading in real-time forcing fields, automating outputs, etc). The postdoctoral scholar will also examine model performance and potential improvements to model performance using data assimilation. The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to work on scientific analyses of model output on topics ranging from applied (the modeling tool development and applications) to basic (the interaction between outflows and breaking surface gravity waves, internal tides, etc.). Moreover, there will be opportunities for interaction with scientists in other fields related to the project as well as graduate and undergraduate students working in the PI’s labs. This particular position and project is entirely focused on numerical modeling and comparisons to observations, however, there will likely be opportunities to participate in field work. Finally, if desired, the postdoctoral researcher will have the ability to participate in stakeholder engagement and outreach. Additional information about this position and how to apply can be found here. Additional information about postdoctoral positions at UCSD, professional development and career training opportunities, and benefits can be found on the UCSD Office of Postdoctoral Scholar Affairs website.