Research at the intersection of ocean physics and biogeochemistry in the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) at Princeton University

The AOS ocean biogeochemistry group seeks energetic and enthusiastic postdoctoral researchers to participate in process-oriented studies using theory, modeling, and observations to develop understanding at the intersection of ocean physics and biogeochemistry. This effort is part of a broad study of ocean circulation, the global carbon cycle, and climate change. Of particular interest is how ocean dynamics at a range of spatial scales - from submesoscale/mesoscale fronts and eddies to regional, basin, and global scale circulations - impacts the cycling of ocean tracers with an emphasis on the Southern Ocean carbon cycle.

Individuals will join a vigorous interdisciplinary research group under the direction of Emeritus Professor Jorge Sarmiento at Princeton University and in close collaboration with Dr. Stephen Griffies at NOAA/GFDL. The researcher will be able to take advantage of a wide range of related research at Princeton University and NOAA/GFDL, as well as external collaborators at the member institutions of the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) project sponsored by NSF Polar Programs. Available resources include state-of-the-science ocean physics and biogeochemistry models and observational data sets of Southern Ocean biogeochemistry with unprecedented temporal and spatial coverage.

Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in the earth sciences, applied math, or the physical, biological, or chemical sciences within three years of the starting date for the appointment. Rigorous training in oceanic sciences is preferred along with very strong dynamical, modeling, and quantitative skills. Postdoctoral appointments are initially for one year with the renewal for subsequent years based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. A competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, vitae, a publication list, a statement of research experience and interests, and names of at least 3 references. Applicants should apply online to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/14501. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled. 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: 13 November 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.