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Subject: Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Wanted


Position Announcement
of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
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 Research Associate (Postdoctoral). We seek a research colleague who will work with principal investigator R. Samelson on numerical modeling of eastern boundary current, coastal transition zone, and coastal ocean circulation in the northeast Pacific region along the U.S. west coast.

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 $43,000-$45,000. Reappointment is at the discretion of the principal investigator.

Responsibilities and Duties:
The overall project goals are to conduct and analyze process-oriented simulations; to build and analyze long-term databases of circulation from existing and new, highly resolved numerical simulations; and to investigate the influence of large-scale interannual atmospheric variations on the ocean circulation in the northeast Pacific region along the U.S. west coast. The research approach is anticipated to include primitive-equation model simulations, and statistical and dynamical analysis of model output, as well as collaboration with other members of the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction project team. The position will be located at Oregon State University .


Ph.D. in physical oceanography, atmospheric science, or a related field, with demonstrated record of independent scientific research accomplishments and experience in an area related to the project goals, such as numerical modeling of geophysical fluid flows and geophysical data analysis. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is preferred.

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 31 December 2006.

To Apply:

Send a statement of interest referencing position 005-573, resumé, and names, addresses (including electronic addresses) and telephone numbers of three references, by regular or electronic mail, to:

Roger Samelson, Professor
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
104 COAS Admin Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331-5503

For full consideration, applications must be received by 31 December 2006 . Questions about the position may be directed to Roger Samelson (phone 541 737-4752; fax 541 737-2064; email ).

Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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