Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Sea-Ice Predictability at Princeton University and GFDL
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sea-Ice
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in
association with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), and the
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, seeks a postdoctoral or more
senior research associate to investigate the predictability of Arctic sea ice
on seasonal to inter-annual timescales using a dynamical prediction system.
work will specifically focus on the impact of ocean, atmosphere, and sea ice
initial conditions on the seasonal prediction skill of Arctic sea ice. The
successful candidate will perform and analyze a suite of idealized and
operational prediction model experiments using GFDL coupled global climate
models. Key research questions targeted in this work include: (1) Initialization
of sea-ice thickness using satellite and in situ observations, and its impact
on summer sea-ice predictions; (2) The role of subsurface ocean initialization
in predictions of winter sea ice; and (3) The development of data assimilation
techniques for sea-ice concentration and sea-ice thickness.
with expertise in data assimilation, sea-ice modeling, or ensemble prediction
are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric
and oceanic sciences, applied mathematics, physics, or a related field. Initial
appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to
applications, including a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests
(max 3 pages), and contact information for 3 references should be submitted by November
15, 2017 for full consideration. Applicants must apply online to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3581. For more information about the research
project and application process, please contact Mitch Bushuk ([hidden email]), Michael Winton ([hidden email]), and Alistair Adcroft ([hidden email]). This position is subject to
the University’s background check policy.
Princeton University is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.