New Postdoc Opportunity in Ocean Tracer Modeling (August, 2017)

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks a Research Associate to contribute to computational research on ocean tritium and helium isotope distributions in the framework of the Community Earth System Model. The research associate will work directly with Scott Doney in the Department of Environmental Sciences.

The candidate must have experience with ocean circulation modeling, data analysis and visualization. Prior experience with ocean transient tracers, marine biogeochemistry, and the Community Earth System Model or similar global model is preferred. Strong skills in verbal and written communication of scientific results, ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of interdisciplinary teams, and ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple tasks are required skills.

Appointment is for one year with possibility of a renewal for one additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. The completion of a Ph.D. in oceanography or related field is required by appointment start date. The anticipated start date will be in October 2017.

To apply, complete a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa ( and electronically attach the following: a cover letter describing research experience, interests, and experience with interdisciplinary teams; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for three (3) references. Search on posting number 0621409.

Review of applications will begin August 19, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Scott Doney

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVa should be directed to:
Rachel Short

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.