[Met-jobs] NRC/NAS Postdoctoral Fellow -Naval Postgraduate School/University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA)

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National Research Council of the National Academies Postdoctoral Fellow
in Arctic Ecosystem Studies

Description: The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey,
California, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) jointly invite
applications for a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellow
position to participate in the study focused on understanding
interactions between physical and marine biogeochemistry components of
the Arctic System. This research is part of a grant funded by the
National Science Foundation Arctic System Sciences Program. The position
will focus on analysis, synthesis and integration of available in-situ
and satellite observations and model results simulated using the
high-resolution Regional Arctic System Model (RASM) and the lower
resolution Community Earth System Model (CESM). Research topics of
particular interest include the role of meso-scale processes in
shelf-basin and vertical nutrient exchange, the subsurface chlorophyll
maximum, ice edge and under ice blooms and their role in ecosystem
response to climate change.

This position will be primarily located in Monterey, California, with
extended visits, up to two months per year, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The
postdoctoral researcher will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary
research team, in addition to NPS and UAF including scientists from the
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory
and University of Colorado at Boulder. He / She will have access to the
high-performance computing (HPC) resources available to the project
through the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. The current
base annual stipend is $62,000 with $3,000 allotment for professional
travel and a suitable relocation reimbursement, to be determined by NRC
at the time of the award.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. preferably in oceanography
(physical, biological or chemical) or in physics, engineering or applied
math. He / She is expected to demonstrate experience using climate,
oceanographic, or biogeochemical models or model output. Software skills
including expertise in HPC programming languages (e.g., Fortran, C) and
scripting frameworks (e.g., IDL, MATLAB, NCL) are highly desirable.
Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a CV, including a list
of any relevant publications and at least three references (with emails
and phone numbers), and a cover letter detailing qualifications and
research interests to Prof. Wieslaw Maslowski (). The
initial screening of applications will start around April 15, 2015,
however late applications will be accepted until May 31, 2015. The
selected candidate will be required to submit an application to the
National Research Council
(),
preferably by May 1 or by August 1, 2015. The expected start date of
tenure will be within six months of the award, with a possibility of a
delay, subject to mutual agreement of NPS, NRC and the Postdoctoral Fellow.

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