Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunities

MPL logoThe Marine Physical Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar. We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to study upper ocean processes using a broad set of observational datasets.  The successful applicant will have skills in oceanographic data analysis, signal processing and experience with one or more of the following: marine radar (X-band, high frequency, Doppler), surface wave sensing, and autonomous surface and underwater vehicles.  

Experience in one or more of the following is desired:
Fourier transform analysis (time and space), sampling theory, Hilbert transforms, signal filtering, inertial motion sensors and motion compensation, electro-magnetics, signal propagation, simple electronics, simple mechanical design.  The project specifics will depend on the skillset and interests of the successful applicant. Available topics include wave-current interactions, wave attenuation in ice, air-sea interaction, and nonlinear internal waves.  The successful applicant will have a desire to participate in coastal and seagoing experiments with the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

•    A PhD in physical oceanography or other relevant field in science, engineering, or mathematics.
•    Research experience in a relevant field with contributions to refereed journal articles.

All applicants are asked to electronically submit the following to Sophia Merrifield:
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Statement describing the applicants’ interest and appropriate skills for this position.
•    The names of three individuals who can provide a letter of reference.
*This position will be open until filled.

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