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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Job Description

Posting Number


Position Number


Position Type

Post Doc



Department ID

178601 - Marine, Earth And Atmospheric


178601 - Marine, Earth And Atmospheric

Job City & State

Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties

The primary purpose of this Postdoctoral Research Scholar position will be to develop ocean modeling tools and analysis, including ocean data assimilation, to study coastal circulation dynamics, biophysical interactions, and air-sea interactions in the northwestern Atlantic ocean.

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be mentored by Dr. Ruoying He and will contribute towards several recently awarded projects in the field of coastal ocean observations and prediction, marine ecosystem variability, and ecological forecasting.

Dr. He and the Postdoctoral Research Scholar will meet regularly to discuss research as well as other aspects of professional development including but not limited to teaching, mentorship, outreach, service, and career plans.

Under the guidance of Dr. He, the Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be expected to disseminate research results through presentations at meetings, prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal publication, and interact with other researchers and graduate students.

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will work in a multidisciplinary team consisting of researchers in academia, industry, and government agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties for this position include model development, refinement, and validation. The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will perform model simulations, data assimilation, model-data comparisons, analyses, visualizations, and data management.

The position, available immediately, is a full-time appointment, initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The postdoc may be asked to participate in the proposal writing, guest lecturing, conference/workshop presentation, or short research cruises for data collections if needed.

Work Schedule

9am-5 pm Mon-Fri, and at least 4-day per week work in the university office, while not traveling

Department Required Skills

PhD in oceanography, engineering, physics, mathematics, computer sciences or other appropriate fields no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education


Required License or Certification


Valid NC Driver's License required?


Commercial Driver's License Required?


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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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