Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

Position ID:MIT-EAPS-POSTDOC [#17855, Postdoc_CLiMA]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar Climate Modelling Alliance MIT
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science
Ocean-atmosphere interactions
Atmospheric Science
Appl Deadline:2021/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/22, listed until 2021/06/22)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Scholar in Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA) at MIT

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR, Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We are seeking to fill a postdoctoral position within the Climate Modelling Alliance (CliMA), a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and applied mathematicians, spanning MIT, Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Naval Postgraduate School. The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to the development of a data-informed Earth System Model by building and prototyping numerical and computational methods for an ocean dynamical core that is scalable and adaptable to emerging hardware architectures. We prefer the candidate to have experience with ocean modeling, high-performance parallel computing, and the Julia computing language. We strongly encourage women and under-represented minorities to apply.

A press release on this initiative provides more information about the overall goals of the project.

For more information about the positions, please contact Professors Raffaele Ferrari and John Marshall at

Job Requirements: Ph.D., in applied mathematics, atmospheric or oceanic sciences, computer science, engineering, physics, statistics, or a related field by the date of hire. Strong physical, mathematical, and computational background. Experience with programming in at least one general purpose language and parallel computing. Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

Required Documents:Curriculum Vitae, One-page statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

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Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg 54-924
Cambridge MA 02139-4307

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