Postdoctoral Associate - Physical Oceanography (closes 5/28/2020)

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Postdoctoral Associate - Physical Oceanography (closes 5/28/2020)

Applications are being accepted for a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography of the University of Georgia (SkIO), a multidisciplinary research institution located on the Georgia coast near Savannah, GA ( The successful applicant will perform (NSF grant-funded) research studying storm effects on circulation, turbulence and sediment transport on continental shelves. Examine existing data sets from a range of depths in the coastal ocean, and collaborate with Large Eddy Simulation (LES) modeling being performed by project collaborators. Examining the interplay between storm-driven variability and the dominant tidal, weatherband, and seasonal dynamics will be facilitated by use of extensive analysis tools already developed. Combined observational approaches in collaboration with associated LES modeling will offer a valuable opportunity for the Associate to develop a unique research capacity.

Perform data analysis as required for oceanographic research project. The postdoctoral associate will be primarily responsible for analysis of high-resolution velocity and hydrographic oceanographic observations of processes in the overlapping regimes of turbulence and coastal shelf dynamics. Duties beyond research execution include timely dissemination of results in peer-reviewed publications and presentations, regular contributions to the functioning of the lab group, and, as needed, assistance with graduate and undergraduate student mentoring. The successful applicant will have opportunities for career development, including networking, outreach, and grant proposal development.

Education, Experience etc:
Ph.D. in Oceanography, Civil Engineering, or equivalent, with experience in analysis of physical oceanographic data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities etc:
Applicants are expected to be independently motivated and enthusiastic about research. Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal) and quantitative analytical skills are essential.

Preferred qualifications:
Familiarity with typical physical oceanographic datasets and analysis techniques is required, with experience over a range of temporal and spatial scales (focusing on the continental shelf) preferred.

Level of independent activity:
Activities and decisions will be varied in nature; applicants can expect to work independently, consulting with this position’s supervisor when necessary.

The position is for 12 months initially, renewable for an additional 12 months contingent on satisfactory progress. There will be opportunities for development of additional research projects and proposals. Candidates will be selected based on overall excellence, including academic qualifications, letters of recommendation, and prior skills, experience, and research goals. The position is compensated through a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

Application deadline is “Open Until Filled”. To apply, please submit application via the UGA website with a cover letter and resume using the job search function for Position #G/R01572P at the following URL:
Please contact Levon Calloway, Business Manager, at; Dr. Dana Savidge, Professor, at; or Dr. C. Brock Woodson, at for any additional information regarding this position.