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Research Associate (Post Doc)
Oregon State University in the Corvallis, Oregon
 
 
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Date Posted 06/10/2019
Category
Postdoctoral-Engineering
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Department

Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci (OAS)

Position Title

Research Associate (Post Doc)

Job Title

Research Associate (Post Doc)

Appointment Type

Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Job Location

Corvallis

Position Appointment Percent

100

Appointment Basis

12

Faculty Status

Post Doctorate

Tenure Status

Fixed-Term

Pay Method

Salary

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Position Summary

The College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time 1.00FTE , 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.

Sea ice is a highly dynamic thin crust on the polar oceans. It has one of the largest seasonalities in the Earth’s crysophere, with wind and ocean driven motion damped by seasonally evolving mechanical deformation of the ice pack. We can observe this mechanical behavior with both in-situ observations and remote sensing. To date, models of sea ice dynamics do not capture the observed deformation and are not skillful in predictions of ice drift and deformation. This position is an opportunity to join our National Science Foundation funded team to improve models of Arctic ice pack mechanical processes. Sea ice in Winter is a quasi-brittle or granular material, depending on location and conditions, and sea ice rheological models used in climate projections were designed with assumptions that have been found to be flawed. The Research Associate (Post Doc) will join a team that is addressing this issue, to develop models of sea ice deformation that can be constrained by observations.

The Research Associate (Post Doc) will work with Principal Investigators (PIs) Jenny Hutchings and Anton Kulchitsky in investigating the physical mechanisms controlling sea ice deformation in the Arctic winter. They will contribute to development of a Discrete Element Method model of sea ice. One-on-one training in sea ice dynamics and mechanics will be provided.

Position Duties

40% – Research: Develop models. Collate data for model calibration-validation. Perform numerical experiments.

40% – Analysis: Test hypothesis and analyze/interpret results.

15% – Publications: Summarize results through development of logical conclusions from analyses and theory development in manuscripts to be submitted to peer-reviewed professional journals. Present results at national and international scientific meetings. Collaborate with scientists within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) and at other institutions.

5% – Student Guidance: Provide work guidance to undergraduate and graduate students on the sea ice dynamics team.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

PhD in Geophysics, Engineering, Geology, Physics, Mathematics or related discipline.

Two or more years of experience in scientific programming.

Proven writing ability, exemplified by peer-reviewed publications and written reports.

Experience with Linux and shell scripting.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

A demonstrable commitment to promoting diversity within individual scientific discipline.

Strong knowledge in applied mathematics.

Experience in numerical methods (including discrete element method).

Knowledge in one of the following fields: ice mechanics, structural mechanics, theory of elasticity, contact mechanics, structural geology.

Knowledge of C++ and Python.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

 

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities.

No

Posting Detail Information

 

Posting Number

P02285UF

Number of Vacancies

1

Anticipated Appointment Begin Date

11/01/2018

Anticipated Appointment End Date

 

Posting Date

06/22/2018

Full Consideration Date

 

Closing Date

09/15/2018

Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search

Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Jennifer Hutchings, 541-737-4453, jhutchings@coas.oregonstate.edu

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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