The UW School of Oceanography is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the research group of Dr. Georgy Manucharyan on a project devoted to exploring submesoscale sea ice-ocean interactions in marginal ice zones using modeling, theoretical, and/or remote sensing approaches. This position is full-time (100% FTE), 12-months/year, with an initial term appointment of one year (12 months) that is renewable upon satisfactory performance for a total period of 2-3 years. The start date is negotiable and is available from June 15, 2019.
This project will make progress in understanding of sea ice interactions with mesoscale and submesoscale ocean variability from mechanical and thermodynamical perspectives. The research associate's work could include dynamical analysis of an existing high-resolution ocean-ice model, development of idealized numerical experiments to test various hypothesis, theoretical considerations or analysis of remote sensing datasets. Communicating the results by writing and publishing scientific manuscripts and giving presentations will be a central part of this project. The research project is in collaboration with the Andrew Thompson's research group at the California Institute of Technology. In addition, there will be opportunities for the research associate to engage with the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative by Office of Naval Research on the topic of
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