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Postdoctoral position in deep circulation and AMOC variability in the subpolar North Atlantic

We are seeking a highly motivated physical oceanographer for a postdoctoral position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The postdoc will work with a team of researchers on “Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP)”, the over-arching goal of which is to observe and understand the drivers of monthly-to-interannual variability in meridional fluxes of volume, heat and freshwater at subpolar latitudes in the North Atlantic.

The candidate should have experience in one or more of the following: analysis of moored current and temperature/salinity (T/S) observations, analysis of Lagrangian observations, and use of numerical model output with observations to build understanding of the relevant dynamics. Experience combining the above with other observational data sets (e.g., satellite altimetry and hydrography) to gain deeper understanding of the underlying physics is preferred. Expertise in meso-scale and large-scale ocean dynamics, and demonstration of completed research submitted or published in peer-reviewed journals is required.

The successful candidate will focus primarily on the analysis of a growing time series (2014-2024) from a transport-resolving current meter and T/S moored array in the Irminger Basin east of Greenland to develop a better understanding of the drivers of variability in transport and water properties of the Deep Western Boundary Current. A rich Lagrangian data set of deep acoustically tracked float trajectories, and observations from the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s Global Irminger Sea Array are also available to complement the moored observations. The postdoc is expected to include dynamical models as well as numerical model output where appropriate to extend the interpretation of the observations. There are many collaboration opportunities, with the OSNAP PIs at WHOI as well as with the U.S. and international OSNAP community virtually and at workshops. Further details of the research undertaken by the successful candidate will be determined by mutual agreement according to their experience and interests.

Additional information and instructions for applying can be found here:


Postdoc in physical oceanography/climate dynamics, University of Bergen

There is a vacancy for a Postdoc position in climate dynamics at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway, and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years and is associated with the project “Overturning circulation in the new Arctic (ArMOC)” funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project includes international partners from UK, USA, and Sweden.

The appointed postdoctoral researcher will investigate how present and future Arctic climate change impacts the Arctic overturning circulation. This will be achieved by:

– Quantifying changes in Atlantic Water modification along the Atlantic Water Boundary Current.

– Identifying changes in Atlantic Water pathways in present and future climates using Lagrangian simulations.

– Determining the effects of a changing climate on the Arctic overturning circulation.

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/252943/posdoctoral-research-fellow-in-climate-dynamics

Application deadline is 10 December.

Best regards,

Marius Årthun


We are looking for a postdoc in physical oceanography to join the Straneo Lab and the Scripps Polar Center. The postdoctoral researcher will investigate the ocean circulation in the Irminger Sea and along Greenland’s coastal margins, as well as linkages to Greenland’s glacial fjords, as part of the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Project (OSNAP) and other funded projects. The postdoc is expected to work with a variety of data (moored, vessel-based, and remotely-sensed) and to work closely with Prof. F. Straneo and her team. Engagement in the planning and execution of fieldwork, and in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, is also expected.

The initial term of the appointment will be 24 months, with the possibility of extension. Preferred start date May-June 2023, but this is negotiable.

Job Responsibility:  The individual will be expected to conduct independent, high-quality research in physical oceanography; publish papers; and present work at national and international conferences. The postdoctoral researcher will also work collaboratively with oceanographers at partner institutions both within and outside of the US.

Qualifications: A PhD in physical oceanography or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Experience in collecting and analyzing physical oceanographic data (including programming in Matlab or Python) is highly desirable but not indispensable. Strong oral and written communication skills are expected.

Salary: Commensurate with the individual’s experience and education.

Employment: The University of California, San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).

Application Procedure/To apply: Interested individuals should send a CV, a two page statement of research interest that also summarizes past research, and the names and contact information of 3 references to jholte@ucsd.edu.