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Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Physical Oceanography


The Saudi Aramco-KAUST Marine Environmental Research Center is seeking a recent Ph.D. with a background and interest in integrated coastal observing and an emphasis on surface current mapping using high frequency radar and autonomous vehicles. The observatory includes autonomous real-time observations coupled to a real-time operational oceanographic model. Given the interdisciplinary nature of project it is desirable that the applicant has an interest in interdisciplinary oceanography with applications to biological oceanography, coral reef ecology, and coastal/open sea interactions. The post-doc will be guided by Professor Burton Jones.


We are seeking individuals who have strong interdisciplinary interests and are capable of working collaboratively within an international, interdisciplinary group. All applicants are required to have a Ph.D. with demonstrated expertise in their respective areas.
1. PhD in Physical or Interdisciplinary Oceanography (or other related field);
2. Proven publication record in the field;
3. Documented experience working coastal observational networks including experience with surface current mapping observations;
4. Competency in applying and interpreting statistical analyses;
5. Fluent in English, both spoken and written;
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
7. Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams;
8. Ability to produce high quality deliverables on time and to work in a multi-tasking environment;
9. Good organizational skills and a strong ability to accomplish tasks independently.
The position is for three years (renewal each year depending on performance) and includes a competitive tax-free salary and other benefits (housing, health and life insurances, etc.).
To apply, please submit a single pdf file with a cover letter, including a brief statement of research interests (no more than 2 pages), detailed curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to Jennifer Otoadese,