Postdoc position in Ocean Modelling at USF

The College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, seeks a Postdoc Research Associate in coastal ocean circulation modeling and analyses. Successful candidates will engage in a coordinated program of observations and models toward understanding and forecasting the circulation of the west Florida continental shelf (WFS) and the interactions that link the estuarine, coastal, and deep-ocean environments. Presently maintained are automated, daily, nowcast/forecast modeling systems for the circulation on the WFS, inclusive of its major estuaries, and a higher resolution version for the greater Tampa Bay region. Both of these modeling systems employ nesting of the Finite Volume Community Ocean Model (FVCOM) in the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM). These modeling systems are in coordination with an array of in-situ observations. We are interested in further improvements to these systems, plus the addition of attributes such as biological processes (Karenia brevis red tide), data assimilation, water quality, wave-current interactions, and sediment transport, as well as new FVCOM applications in other coastal regions.

Successful candidates will work as part of a coordinated team within the CMS-USF Ocean Circulation Lab in St. Petersburg, FL (see and for programmatic examples).

For more information regarding this available position, please contact Dr. Yonggang Liu,

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