Research Associate Position – University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory

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May 30, 2011

Position Overview
Organization: Applied Physics Laboratory, Office of Research
Title: Research Associate
Search #: NN0232

Position Details
The University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) seeks a full-time Research Associate, who has a recent Ph. D. in physical oceanography to study internal waves, mixing and rotating hydraulics in the energetic abyssal flows of the Samoan Passage. The research will include detailed observations from profiling moorings, lowered CTD/Doppler profilers and turbulence profilers in two cruises March 2012 and September 2013, as well as numerical modeling of regional-scale flows and small-scale processes within the Passage.

The ideal candidate would be able to participate in both cruises, assist in cruise planning and data collection, analyze the observations, and synthesize them with the model output. Depending on the candidate’s interest and skills, he/she may also participate in running the models (MIT gcm and POM).The work is funded by the National Science Foundation with Profs. Matthew Alford and James Girton as Principal Investigators. The initial appointment will extend for one year with a potential second and third year granted with satisfactory progress. Requirements include a Ph.D. in physical oceanography and a proven ability to work at sea, sometimes under adverse conditions.

Additional desired qualifications include familiarity with current practice in studying the internal tide, internal waves, hydraulically controlled flows and mixing, as well as a working knowledge of MATLAB, as the candidate will be expected to take the lead in analyzing the observations. The work will be closely coordinated with modeling and turbulence work by Prof. Glenn Carter of the University of Hawaii. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Please submit curriculum vitae including a list of any publications and names and addresses of three references to: malford@apl.washington.edu.

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