Post Doctoral Associate in Physical Oceanography

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The Department of Ocean Sciences of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has an exciting opportunity for a full time Post-Doctoral Associate in Physical Oceanography to work on the Meridional Overturning Circulation and Heatflux Array project ( MOCHA is a collaborative project, partnered with the Rapid UK Program ( 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.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • 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

A Ph.D. in physical oceanography or relevant field is required.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating research interests and experience, and the contact information for three professional references. The appointment will be initially for one year, renewable to one year depending on performance. Applicants should apply directly to the University of Miami Careers website at the following link:$158872/9925$105628.htmld

For further questions about the position, candidates may inquire directly to Prof. Shane Elipot ( and Prof. William Johns (

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

posted: 06 July 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.