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Postdoctoral Associate in Physical Oceanography
Nicholas School of the Environment - Durham in Durham, North Carolina
Date Posted 01/15/2021
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Position ID: Duke -NSOE-Durham -POST_LOZIER [#17956]
Position Title: 
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map ]
Subject Area:  Oceanography / Physical Oceanography
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/01/14, listed until 2021/01/25)
Position Description:   Apply    
A postdoctoral position in physical oceanography is available at Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. The postdoctoral researcher will work collaboratively on a number of projects focused on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). Specifically, the postdoc will work closely with Dr. Susan Lozier, the international lead for the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP; (www.o-snap.org), on the study of: mechanisms responsible for heat and freshwater fluxes in the North Atlantic; deep water pathways throughout the Atlantic basin; and the impact of subpolar dynamics on the downstream signature of the meridional overturning circulation.

The initial term of the appointment will be 12 months, with the possibility of extension for another year based on performance.

Job Responsibility: The individual will be expected to conduct independent, high-quality research in physical oceanography; publish papers; and present work at national and international conferences. Opportunities for cruise participation as part of the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (www.o-snap.org) will be available.

Qualifications: A PhD in physical oceanography or a related field is required by the time of appointment. A background in large-scale oceanography is preferable and experience with observational and model data sets is desirable. Excellent organizational and collaborative skills are required and strong oral and written communication skills are expected.

Start date: On or about June 1, 2021.
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