Postdoc: Physical Oceanography


School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Atlanta, USA

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A postdoctoral position in physical oceanography is available at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech.

Host organisation

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top public research universities with nearly 40,000 students who study in person at the main campus in Atlanta, at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in France, at Georgia Tech-Shenzhen in China, as well as through distance and online learning.

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Position description

The postdoctoral researcher will work collaboratively on a number of projects focused on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Specifically, the postdoctoral researcher will work closely with Dr. Susan Lozier, the international lead for the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP), on the study of heat, freshwater and volume transports in the subpolar North Atlantic; deep water pathways throughout the Atlantic basin; the impact of subpolar dynamics on the variability of the meridional overturning circulation and the mechanisms governing that variability.

The individual will be expected to conduct independent, high-quality research in physical oceanography; publish papers; and present work at national and international conferences.  The researcher will also work collaboratively with oceanographers at Georgia Tech and elsewhere on projects related to OSNAP.

Profile and skills

  • PhD in physical oceanography or a related field
  • A background in observational and model data sets is preferred

Contract type

Temporary contract, 12 months ; possibility of 2 years extension


Atlanta, USA

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