Postdoctoral Opportunity Posting # 1312

Contact Information
Sophia Merrifield


About the Position
Postdoctoral Scholar

Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Marine Physical Laboratory

The Marine Physical Laboratory at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar Employee for the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC) under the supervision of Dr. Sophia Merrifield.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to study upper ocean processes using a broad set of observational datasets.  The successful applicant will have skills in oceanographic data analysis, signal processing and experience with one or more of the following: marine radar (X-band, high frequency, Doppler), surface wave sensing, and autonomous surface and underwater vehicles.

Experience in one or more of the following is desired: Fourier transform analysis (time and space), sampling theory, Hilbert transforms, signal filtering, inertial motion sensors and motion compensation, electro-magnetics, signal propagation, simple electronics, simple mechanical design.  The project specifics will depend on the skillset and interests of the successful applicant. Available topics include wave-current interactions, wave attenuation in ice, air-sea interaction, and nonlinear internal waves.  The successful applicant will have a desire to participate in coastal and seagoing experiments with the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

1. A PhD in physical oceanography or other relevant field in science, engineering, or mathematics.

2. Research experience in a relevant field with contributions to refereed journal articles.

3. Special Condition: Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

This is not a tenure-track position.

Salary is consistent with UC salary scales based on years since PhD and experience.

Initial appointment is for one year.

Applications must be submitted to Sophia Merrifield at with the following: 

1. Curriculum vitae; 
2. Personal statement of experience and career goals; 
3. Three professional references (name and email) 

The position shall be opened until filled.

*The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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