Research Position in Ocean Dynamics

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate or assistant research scientist. The successful candidate will join a team that is investigating sea-surface temperature and salinity dynamics using satellite data and coupled models. The research aims to diagnose, quantify, and understand the mechanisms controlling the propagation of ocean surface anomalies in these properties, among others. It will also develop metrics for ocean models and coupled climate models involved in prediction. Other opportunities in dynamical oceanography may also be available. Further information about relevant research may be found at: http://pages.jh.edu/~thaine1/

An ideal candidate will be a creative, independent thinker with a Ph.D. in dynamical or physical oceanography, but applicants in related fields will also be closely considered. Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is advantageous: ocean circulation and dynamics, ocean remote sensing, numerical ocean models, and coupled climate dynamics. The start date is negotiable, but completion of the Ph.D. is required. The appointment may extend up to three years. Appointees will receive a competitive salary and benefits and will be eligible to participate in Johns Hopkins University health plans.

Applications should be submitted electronically through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/33551 by 15 February 2016 to receive full consideration. They should include a cover letter, your curriculum vitae plus the names and email addresses of three or more academic referees.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunities/affirmative action employer. Minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply.