The UW School of Oceanography is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the research group of Dr. Georgy Manucharyan on a large interdisciplinary multi-university project titled "Mathematics and Data Science for Improved Physical Modeling and Prediction of Arctic Sea Ice". This position is full-time (100% FTE), 12-months/year, with an initial term appointment of one year (12 months) that is renewable upon satisfactory performance for a total period of 2-3 years. The start date is negotiable and is available from June 15, 2019.
This project will develop an improved mathematical framework for sea ice prediction. The research associate's work would include any of the following: development and analysis of floe-based sea ice model, exploration of sea ice interactions with ocean and atmosphere, development of novel remote sensing products to study sea ice dynamics, machine learning applications to understanding sea ice rheology, as well as development and analysis of data-driven reduced dynamical models to facilitate our understanding of sea ice predictability. The research project is in collaboration with research groups at NYU-Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, California Institute of Technology, and Yale University. Successful applicants will work on interrelated and collaborative projects, studying sea-ice processes from mathematical and physical perspectives. There would be opportunities to travel to other participating universities to enhance collaborations and advance ongoing projects. Communicating the results by writing and publishing scientific manuscripts and giving conference and project meeting presentations will be a central part of this project.
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The University of Washington and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW 4121) currently are negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement for Postdoctoral Scholars. Employees in this title are represented by UAW 4121 and will be subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information and updates on the bargaining process, please visit https://hr.uw.edu/labor/unions/uaw/postdoc-negotiationupdates.
The University of Washington, College of the Environment, and School of Oceanography are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural, inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The School of Oceanography is therefore seeking candidates whose experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. For more information on our commitment to building a culturally diverse workforce, please see: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/ and https://environment.uw.edu/about/diversity-commitment/.
Required: A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Earth Sciences, including Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Cryospheric dynamics, or a related field, and must be within six years of receiving their degree. A successful candidate for this position will have a strong physical, mathematical, and/or computational background; programming experience in at least one general purpose language; demonstrated written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
Desired: Additional areas of expertise could include ocean physics, discrete element modeling, remote sensing, sea ice dynamics, development of high performance numerical models. The research associate will be expected to collaborate with project investigators and other researchers.
Applicants should apply via Interfolio and should submit (1) a letter of interest describing their skills and experience, (2) a curriculum-vitae including a list of publications, and (3) the names and contact information for three references. PDF files are preferred.
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