Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

Position ID:MIT-EAPS-PDACLIMA [#22116]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate-CliMA
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts MA, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematics
Oceanography / Oceanography
Atmospheric Science
Climate / Climate
Appl Deadline:2022/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/07/18, listed until 2023/01/18)
Position Description:    

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POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR, Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We seek to fill a postdoctoral position in the Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA), a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and applied mathematicians, spanning MIT, Caltech, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate with the MIT team to develop the ocean component of a new climate model in the Julia programming language that is flexible, easy to use, and runs on laptops, supercomputers, and GPUs. Ways the postdoctoral scholar could contribute include but are not limited to, (1) Implementation of novel numerical methods for climate modeling; 2) Development of parameterizations of sub grid-scale processes leveraging data assimilation and machine learning approaches; (3) Innovative computational studies of ocean processes controlling key climate features that leverage the unique capabilities of the CliMA model. A recent Spectrum article and the CliMA website provide more information about the overall goals of the project.

For more information about the positions, please contact Professors Raffaele Ferrari and John Marshall at We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented minorities.

Job Requirements: Ph.D. in atmospheric or oceanic sciences, fluid dynamics, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering or a related field by the date of hire. Strong background in ocean and/or climate dynamics, experience in computational fluid dynamics, software engineering, ocean modeling and computer science. 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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