[pccgrads] Fwd: [AOFD_list] Postdoc and Research Scientist Positions at MIT

Luanne Thompson luanne at uw.edu
Wed Aug 29 09:27:52 PDT 2018

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From: Raffaele Ferrari <raffaele at mit.edu>
Date: Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 10:13 AM
Subject: [AOFD_list] Postdoc and Research Scientist Positions at MIT
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*Postdoctoral Scholars and Research Scientists in Data-Informed Earth
System Modeling at MIT*

Climate change projections continue to be marred by large uncertainties.
But breakthroughs in their accuracy are within reach, thanks to recent
advances in the computational and data sciences and in the availability of
Earth observations from space and from the ground. The *Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MITh)* and partner institutions are developing a
new Earth system modeling platform to harness these advances. It will fuse
an Earth system model (ESM) with global observations and targeted local
high-resolution simulations of clouds, turbulence, and other elements of
the Earth system. At MIT, we will focus on the ocean component of the ESM.

As a *postdoctoral scholar *or *research scientist*, you will collaborate
with a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and
applied mathematicians, spanning the California Institute of Technology,
MIT, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Naval Postgraduate School.
You will contribute to the development of a data-informed ESM by

- Developing physically informed parameterizations of subgrid-scale
processes in the ocean that are suitable for data assimilation and machine
learning approaches, including models for boundary layer
turbulence, submessocale processes, and deep convection; or
- Building and prototyping numerical and computational methods for an
ocean dynamical core that is scalable and adaptable to emerging hardware
architectures; or
- Applying scalable data assimilation and machine learning algorithms,
to allow the parameterizations to learn systematically from diverse data
sources, such as satellite observations or high-resolution simulations of
turbulent flows.

We are seeking to fill several postdoctoral and research scientist
positions within this initiative, spanning a range of expertise from
computational and applied mathematics to the atmospheric and oceanic

As a* minimum qualification, *you are expected to have

- Completed a doctoral degree in applied mathematics, atmospheric or
oceanic sciences, computer science, engineering, physics, statistics or a
related field at the time of the appointment;
- A strong physical, mathematical, and/or computational background;
- Programming experience in at least one general purpose language;
- Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

We prefer for you to have

- Experience with high-performance parallel computing;
- Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams and interacting
cross-functionally with a wide variety of people.

For the research scientist positions, at least 2 years of postdoctoral
research experience and leadership experience of research projects as
demonstrated by publications are also required.

For *more information* contact Professors Raffaele Ferrari or John Marshall
at earthmachine at mit.edu.

*Applications* with a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of
research interests, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted
at the links below:

Postdoctoral Associates: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11668

Research Scientists: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11684

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LuAnne Thompson
Walters Professor of Oceanography
Adjunct Professor Physics and Atmospheric Sciences

Office: 206 543 9965
Cell: 206 676 2685

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