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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oil Spill Modeling

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work with the physical modeling team at CIGLR and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) to conduct research on Great Lakes oil spill transport and fate. The research will utilize a state-of-art oil spill transport model, which will be forced by high-resolution hydrodynamic-ice model outputs. The research will evaluate the applicability of the existing oil spill transport models to the Great Lakes freshwater environment including lake ice, as well as will identify gaps. The fellow will also work with the team with hosting a workshop with professionals at NOAA and U.S. Coast Guard to discuss information gaps, modeling needs, and impacts on the freshwater ecology and coastal communities.

Required qualifications:

-A Ph.D. in physical oceanography, coastal engineering, or a similar field.

-Experience with applying a pollutant transport model(s) in coastal waters.

-Familiarity with data analysis and visualization in a scripting environment using R, Python, or similar software.

-Experience with running simulations on supercomputer or cluster computing environment.

-Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work both as a team and independently.

Desired qualifications:

-Knowledge of oil spill transport and weathering processes in ice-covered waters.

-Experience with running an oil spill transport model.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website!

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Michigan (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Environmental Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography

Data Analysis
Ocean Models
Ocean Science

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This program is funded by:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Page last updated 3/24/2022
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