Research Scientist in Lagrangian Iceberg Modelling
The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton
University, in association with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Laboratory (GFDL), seeks a postdoctoral research associate to experiment
with, and further develop, a Lagrangian model of tabular icebergs for
use as a component of an earth system model.
This work will involve developing modeling representations of iceberg
formation, evolution and breakup, by using a mix of discrete element
modelling and conceptual parameterizations of unresolved processes in a
prognostic iceberg model. The project aims to enable simulation of
tabular icebergs in realistic representations of the global ocean and to
use such simulations to study both historical events and look at future
The ideal candidate has a strong background in one or more areas
among material science, soft-matter science (granular materials),
physical oceanography, numerical methods, sea-ice dynamics and
geophysical fluid dynamics. Experience with smoothed particle
hydrodynamics solvers, the discrete element method, and or large general
circulation models will be advantageous in this research.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in either applied mathematics, physics,
cryosphere, or a related field by the time their appointment starts.
Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal
subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.
For more information about the research project and application process, please contact Alistair Adcroft ([hidden email]) or Olga Sergienko ([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
Olga Sergenko AOS Program, Princeton University 201 Forrestal Road, Princeton, NJ, 08540 [hidden email] phone: (609)452 5337