Postdoc in Drivers of Coastal Sea Level

Employer: New York University
Location: New York City, United States of America
Level: Entry level
Salary: min. 50000 € / Year
Required education: PhD
Application deadline: Open until the position is filled

Job description

NYU Courant's Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science is seeking an outstanding researcher with strong physical insight to join the research group of Prof. Laure Zanna (

The position will focus on quantifying and understanding drivers of coastal sea-level change along the Eastern US. The work will involve: 1) quantifying changes in sea level and associated extremes along the US East and Gulf Coasts; 2) understanding the key drivers and mechanisms of open-ocean and coastal sea level (e.g., anthropogenic forcing, atmospheric storms, ocean circulation). The work, which is data-driven, will rely on dynamical and statistical analyses from a suite of state-of-the-art coupled climate simulations developed at GFDL/Princeton. The candidate will be expected to build strong links with collaborators at Princeton/GFDL (Drs. Stephen Griffies, Ming Zhao) and the University of Arizona (Dr. Jianjun Yin).

The position is available immediately (with some flexibility about the start date). Appointments will be initially for one year, renewable conditional on satisfactory performance and funding (for up to 3 years).


  • Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in oceanography, atmospheric science, or climate science by the start date.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct and publish high-quality research.

Additionally: Experience in big data analysis

How to apply:

Application Instructions

Please upload:

  • A brief cover letter (no more than (2) two pages)
  • Your Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications
  • Three (3) reference letters
  • The review of applications will start Oct 31st and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • For enquiries, please email

posted: 22 October 2020 Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.