Postdoctoral Scholar: Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit
July 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:$60,000-$71,952
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Scholar: Ocean and Climate Dynamics

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  • Earth System Science / School of Physical Sciences / UC Irvine
  • Position overview

    Salary range: The salary range for this position is $60,000-$71,952. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table here. Above scale salaries, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

    Application Window

    Open date: May 1, 2023

    Next review date: Monday, May 22, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Monday, Jul 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

    Position description

    Postdoctoral position available: Ocean and Climate Dynamics

    Dr. Henri Drake in the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine is seeking a motivated postdoctoral scholar to investigate the energetic pathways of tidally-driven internal waves from generation to dissipation, contributing to the evaluation and improvement of ocean mixing parameterizations for Earth System Models. Candidates will be expected to configure and run idealized Large Eddy Simulations on a High-Performance Computing cluster with the Oceananigans.jl model; analyze the simulated energy budgets and turbulence characteristics; compare their results to direct numerical simulations, in-situ observations, and theoretical parameterizations; communicate their results through peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, and open-source code development; and mentor students in the group.

    Position perks:

    This is a two-year position that is renewable for up to four years, pending good progress and funding. The start date is flexible, ideally sometime in the Fall of 2023. The salary will range from 60,000 to 78,000 USD per year, scaling with experience as detailed here, and includes generous benefits. The position allows for a hybrid work schedule, with up to 60% time working remotely.

    Perks of the Ocean and Climate Dynamics group, the ESS department, and UCI Campus:

    The Ocean and Climate Dynamics group led by Dr. Henri Drake uses theory and numerical simulation to study multi-scale dynamical ocean processes that are particularly relevant to Earth System dynamics and anthropogenic change. The group benefits from close collaborations with both ocean model developers and sea-going oceanographers.

    The Earth System Science Department at UC Irvine is highly interdisciplinary. It is comprised of around 25 faculty with broad expertise, all devoted to the study of the Earth as a coupled system.

    UC Irvine is located in Orange County, about halfway between the diverse metropolitans areas of Los Angeles and San Diego. It is a sunny and pleasant place to live, surrounded by beaches, parks, mountains.

    If you have any questions please email Dr. Henri Drake ([email protected]) with “Postdoc Application Question” in the subject line. Candidates can learn more about our research group from our website: https: //


    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • An expected or recent Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography or related field (Geophysical and Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Atmospheric Dynamics, Applied Mathematics, etc). • Proficient programming (Julia, Python, MATLAB) and strong quantitative skills. • Detail oriented with strong organizational and communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with High Performance Computing is strongly preferred. Ideal candidates will be familiar with the theory of oceanic waves, instabilities, and turbulence, and have experience running computational ocean models for regional or process studies (e.g. Oceananigans.jl, MITgcm, ROMS, Diablo, SUNTANS).

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V, including publications.

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter that also describes your immediate and long- term research goals

  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement. (Optional)

  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: Authorization Release Information Form (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
  • Apply link: https: //

    Campus Information

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC- recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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    Irvine, CA

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