Temporary Full-time

Science Research

Woods Hole, MA

Temporary Full Time

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Physical Oceanography Department. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. This position will be for 24 months.


We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, and independent scientist for a postdoctoral investigator position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The postdoc will work with a NOAA-funded project under the supervision of Hyodae Seo and Carol Anne Clayson as a part of the ATOMIC/EUREC4A (http://eurec4a.eu/index.php?id=5011).

The candidate will run high-resolution regional coupled model (WRF-ROMS) simulations to examine the coupled boundary layer physics mediated by ocean mesoscale eddies and fronts in the Northwest Tropical Atlantic, and explore how the eddy-mediated air-sea fluxes relate to ocean boundary layer mixing, low-level clouds, and large-scale regional climate

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hyodae Seo (hseo@whoi.edu­). Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.


  • As deemed necessary by supervisor


  • Ph.D.  in Meteorology or Oceanography
  • Strong skills in the numerical modeling with preferred experience in WRF and/or ROMS.
  • Expertise in the upper ocean physics (mixing, waves, barrier layer), air-sea flux (COARE algorithm), and/or atmospheric boundary layer dynamics in association with trade wind cumuli.


Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, distinguish basic colors as well as visual abilities to include near, far, and peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear, talk, travel, work around others as well as alone. This position is continuously sedentary. Physical duties are subject to change.





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eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.