Postdoctoral Associate, Climate Modelling Alliance

Massachusetts, United States
06 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAREarth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to assume a position with the Climate Modelling Alliance (CliMA), a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and applied mathematicians, spanning MIT, Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Naval Postgraduate School. Will contribute to the development of a data-informed Earth System Model (ESM) by building and prototyping numerical and computational methods for an ocean dynamical core that is scalable and adaptable to emerging hardware architectures.

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

Job Requirements

REQUIREDPh.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; and demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

 PREFERREDexperience with ocean modeling, high-performance parallel computing, and the Julia computing language.  Job #19185

Additional information about the position is available from professors Raffaele Ferrari and John Marshall at

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based upon available funding.

In addition to applying online via the MIT website with a curriculum vitae and one page statement of research interests, applicants are asked to submit those materials plus three letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online at

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