Postdoctoral position in ocean modeling, New York University, Abu Dhabi

A postdoctoral research position supervised by Shafer Smith, Zouhair Lachkar and Marina Levy is available at the Center for Prototype Climate Modeling, an interdisciplinary research unit at New York University Abu Dhabi (More information can be found on our website: The successful candidate will join a small team of scientists engaged in a broad effort to understand and model the circulation and biogeochemical dynamics of the Indian Ocean. The research project will involve both high-resolution regional modeling of the Bay of Bengal and idealized process modeling, with a focus on submesoscale-driven tracer transport. The overarching goal is to improve parameterizations of eddy fluxes of biogeochemical tracers in coarse resolution general circulation models. A sufficiently creative, scientifically mature candidate will have broad latitude over the direction of research.

We encourage applications from researchers with PhDs in geophysical fluid dynamics, applied mathematics or theoretical physical oceanography, and especially from those with experience in high-resolution regional ocean modeling and eddy parameterization. Appointments are offered for two-year periods, contingent upon positive annual reviews; extensions for longer periods are possible in exceptional cases. The annual salary is very competitive, with substantial benefits including allowances for housing, transportation, and annual home visits, in addition to full health insurance and retirement contributions. The position is based in Abu Dhabi, but researchers may spend a few months per year at the Courant Institute in New York City.

Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research interests and the names of three professional references via email to our Center Manager, Asma Kamal ( The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.