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2 new postdoc positions open!

These positions are now closed.

Postdoc in small plume/surfzone interactions at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Center for Coastal Studies, UCSD, is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to work on an NSF-funded project aiming to improve our understanding of the fate of small river plumes as they interact with the surfzone. This work has direct relevance to coastal transport of environmental constituents ranging from larvae to pollution. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for collecting and analyzing field observations, and helping to run/analyze realistic coupled numerical simulations at the interface of small buoyant plumes and the surfzone. A strong background in physical oceanography is required and preference will be given to those with expertise in coastal dynamics with both observational and modeling experience. The position will be located at SIO working with Dr. Sarah Giddings, with opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and work with co-PIs and colleagues at UW and SIO. Additional information and application instructions for this postdoctoral position can be found here.

 

Postdoc in Predicting coastal water quality, USCRP Topic #3, Understanding the crossroads of human and ecosystem health

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Center for Coastal Studies, UCSD, is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to work on a USCRP-funded project aiming to improve our understanding of the transport of polluted waters along the coastline. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for building upon an existing realistic regional numerical model to incorporate the transport of tracers representative of pollutants within the ROMS/COAWST framework. This will include testing decay rates for tracers, building and testing an open-source ROMS module with various pollutant tracer models to represent a range of pollutants, testing the sensitivity of pollutant “behavior” for predicted water quality conditions, and generating an ensemble of parameter space to simplify coastal water quality predictions. A strong background in oceanography is required and preference will be given to those with significant expertise in numerical modeling, particularly ROMS. The position will be located at SIO working with Drs. Sarah Giddings, Falk Feddersen, and Kate Ricke, with opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and work with colleagues at SIO and UCSD. Moreover, there will be opportunities for interaction with USCRP program managers, outreach, and stakeholder engagement on coastal pollution issues. Additional information and application instructions for this postdoctoral position can be found here.

biosensor deployments

25 – 26 November 2019 – We deployed hydrodynamic & biosensor moorings in Los Peñasquitos Lagoon as part of our NOAA NCCOS Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP) field experiments. Unfortunately our Tijuana Estuary deployments have been postponed due to poor water quality conditions. This work was recently featured by KPBS!

 

biosensor prep!

14 – 22 November 2019 – We have been preparing for our NOAA NCCOS Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP) field deployments. This includes gathering oysters from our field sites, attaching biosensors to them, programming hydrodynamic instruments, and preparing moorings. Prior test deployments with an undergraduate research team were highlighted here. Now we are collaborating with Dr. Luke Miller and MS student Gabby Kalbach from SDSU using their sensor packages. This work was recently featured by KPBS!

Dr. Madeleine Harvey!

06 November 2019 – We have a new Dr! Dr. Madeleine Harvey defended her dissertation on November 6th and submitted all paperwork at the end of November so that she is now officially a Dr. Congratulations Maddie!!! Amazing work pulling together a truly unique set of estuarine measurements and a beautifully done presentation. Maddie will be sticking around the lab for another couple months after which she will be headed off to Rhode Island where she will be starting at NUWC.

 

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