Subject: Position at OSU
College** of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty Research Assistant or Research Associate (Postdoctoral)*
*Position: *The College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) at Oregon State University announces the availability of a full-time position for a Faculty Research Assistant or Research Associate (Postdoctoral) depending on qualifications. We seek a research colleague who will work within the multi-disciplinary project PaleoVar (sponsored by NSF's Paleoclimate Program) to use climate models in order to investigate the relation between climate variability and the mean state during the past 50,000 years. A simplified circulation model of the atmosphere will be coupled to an ocean-sea ice-biosphere model in order to create a novel tool for climate and paleoclimate research.
*Background Information: *COAS is one of the world's leading oceanographic and atmospheric sciences graduate research institutions, with more than 200 faculty and staff members, more than 90 graduate students, and a wide variety of assets including an excellent computing infrastructure, state-of-the-art analytical facilities, and two research vessels.
*Appointment: *Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month fixed-term appointment. Annual salary range is $45,000-$48,000, commensurate with qualifications. Duration is 21 months, but may be extended depending on grant funding and satisfactory job performance.
Responsibilities and Duties:* Key duties of the position include model development, coupling and tuning, design and execution of numerical experiments including comparison with modern and paleo observations, publication of the results in the peer reviewed literature and the creation and maintenance of the PaleoVar web site.
*Qualifications for Faculty Research Assistant: *
Required: Masters degree in science or engineering; extensive programming experience (FORTRAN); experience in the use and/or development of ocean or atmosphere models; experience using scientific analysis and graphing software; good oral and written communication skills; ability and desire to work in a multi-disciplinary, international team.
Preferred: Experience with parallel programming (e.g. MPI); demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
*Qualifications for Research Associate (Postdoctoral): *
Required: PhD in oceanography or atmospheric science; independent development and pursuit of research ideas; publication record. Extensive programming experience (FORTRAN); experience in the use and/or development of ocean or atmosphere models; experience using scientific analysis and graphing software; good oral and written communication skills; ability and desire to work in a multi-disciplinary, international team.
Preferred: Experience with parallel programming (e.g. MPI), demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
*University and Community: *OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land-, Sea-, Sun- and Space-Grant designations and is the only Oregon institution recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is comprised of 11 academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, earth dynamics and sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and facilities in Portland. OSU is Oregon's largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state's university system.
OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100 mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 2,600 U.S. students of color and 950 international students.
The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community.
*Application Deadline: *For full consideration, applications must be received by 8 September 2006.
*To Apply: *
Send a statement of interest referencing position 005-570, resumé, and names, addresses (including electronic addresses) and telephone numbers of three references, by regular or electronic mail, to:
Andreas Schmittner, Assistant Professor
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5503
Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Andreas Schmittner ( email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ).
* / Oregon / * State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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