Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ice shelf/Iceberg-Ocean interaction

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in association with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks a postdoctoral researcher or more senior position to investigate the physics of ocean interactions with ice shelves and icebergs using numerical models.

Research questions include the role of large calving events in the climate system, influence of ice-ocean interactions on properties of water formation, importance of icebergs representation in climate models, etc. The models are designed for climate studies which provide the overarching context for the research.

The prospective candidate should have a strong background in one or more areas among physical oceanography, numerical methods, glaciology, sea-ice dynamics and geophysical fluid dynamics. Experience with developing numerical models will be advantageous in this research.

Ph.D. required in either applied mathematics, physics, oceanography, cryosphere, or a related field. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

Complete applications, including a CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information of 3 references should be submitted by November 1st, 2018 11:59 P.M. EST for full consideration. Applicants should be submitted online to

For more information about the research project and application process, please contact Alistair Adcroft (, Olga Sergienko ( 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 by law.

posted: 26 September 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.