Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Posting Details

Department Earth Marine Environmt Sci - 318000
Posting Open Date 01/06/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003325
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Morehead City, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience
Proposed Start Date 04/04/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment 24 Months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences (EMES) at UNC-CH advances understanding of the earth and ocean processes that govern our planet, shape diverse ecosystems, sustain life, and drive environmental change. We promote exploration and discovery of the natural world by engaging students in research-based learning at all levels. Our graduates are equipped with the strong science foundation, critical thinking skills, and interdisciplinary perspectives required to tackle current and future environmental and resource challenges. We encourage engaged service that translates knowledge for the public good. We support a welcoming and inclusive environment, foster diverse identities and perspectives, and encourage collaboration with all segments of society.
Position Summary
We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on a project funded by the Office of Naval Research on hydrodynamics of rocky coasts. The postdoc will work with a multi-institution team to investigate bottom boundary layer dynamics, wave energy dissipation, and turbulence over rocky bottoms in the nearshore. The successful candidate will participate in field experiments on the central California coast, analyze measurements from a large array of oceanographic sensors, and collaborate with team members focusing on modeling and remote sensing, to improve understanding of dynamics on rocky coasts. The postdoc will prepare publications and present project results at scientific meetings. The position is based at the Institute of Marine Sciences, which is located in Morehead City, on the central North Carolina coast.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
PhD in oceanography, marine science, engineering, or related field. 
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Strong background in fluid mechanics and shallow water physical oceanography, including wave mechanics and turbulence. Previous experience with field deployments in the coastal ocean/nearshore. 
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience analyzing wave and turbulence measurements. Current or recent scientific diver (AAUS certification).
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Johanna Rosman, Associate Professor
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