Position Announcements

Postdoctoral Researcher in Estuarine Physical Studies

**NOTE: this position will be co-located in Seattle, Washington and Beaverton, Oregon**

The Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP), a multi-institutional NSF Science and Technology Center hosted at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) with University of Washington and Oregon State University as anchoring partners, invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher for physical oceanographic observations and modeling of estuarine flow, mixing, turbulence, and suspended sediment characteristics and transport. The position involves collection and analysis of in situ and remote sensing of these characteristics in the Columbia River marine estuary.

A Ph.D. in physical oceanography, fluid mechanics, or a related area, and experience in a relevant oceanographic field and/or laboratory fluid mechanics experiments are required. Desired qualifications include familiarity with current research in estuarine dynamics, turbulence, mixing, and numerical modeling, as well as a working knowledge of MATLAB, as the candidate will be expected to take the lead in analyzing the observations.

The successful candidate will be employed by OHSU; however will work initially in Seattle, Washington in the Ocean Physics Department of the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (UW) on flow, mixing and sediment data taken in the Columbia River in May and October 2012. Later, he/she will work at OHSU in Beaverton, Oregon with emphasis on numerical model development, based on the earlier observations.

The postdoctoral researcher will work with Profs. Antonio Baptista at CMOP/OHSU and Thomas Sanford at APL/UW. The initial appointment will extend for one year with a potential second and third year granted with satisfactory progress and funding availability. The position is open now and will be filled as soon as possible.

For more information about CMOP and this job opportunity, visit http://www.stccmop.org.

To apply: Please apply for position IRC38298 by submitting a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and the names of three references at http://www.ohsu.edu/hr.

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