Post-Doctoral Associate in Physical Oceanography

University of Miami

Fixed term contract

Miami, USA

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The Department of Ocean Sciences of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is proposing a fixed-term Postdoctoral Associate in Physical Oceanography to work on the Meridional Overturning and Heat Flux Array project.

Host organisation

A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation’s top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation.
A private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is focused on creating a future that cuts across geographic, cultural, and intellectual borders.

The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. The University ranks No. 57 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Job description

MOCHA is a collaborative project, partnered with the Rapid UK Programme and the NOAA AOML Western Boundary Time Series project, to measure the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) and meridional heat transport (MHT) in the North Atlantic.

The duties and responsibilities of the candidate:

  • Studying the joint dynamics of the MHT and AMOC and their roles on interannual ocean heat content and regional and global climate processes
  • Will perform analyses of Rapid-MOCHA data and other ancillary data sets and models
  • Will participate in a research cruise planned in early 2023 and be involved in data collection activities related to the program
  • Will participate in scientific discussions among the Rapid-MOCHA international team
  • Present findings at scientific meetings
  • Publish results in scientific journals

Profile and skills

  • PhD in physical oceanography or relevant field is required
  • Good level in scientific English (written and spoken)

Professional skills

  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Autonomy
  • Good communication (written and spoken)
  • Writing skills
  • Passion and excitement

Contract type

Fixed term and full time


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