Job Opportunity: Postdoc: Physical Oceanography, WHOI, Woods Hole, USA | POGO

Job Opportunity: Postdoc: Physical Oceanography, WHOI, Woods Hole, USA

Applications are will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Physical Oceanography Department. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. This position will be for an initial 12 months with the option to extend 12 months.



We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, and independent scientist for a postdoctoral investigator position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The postdoc will work on computational modeling and analysis. Research will involve using idealized 3D numerical simulations to study the generation, propagation and dissipation of topographically generated lee waves in sheared flow. The project offers scope to explore ocean submesoscale dynamics, boundary layers, internal waves, and flow over topography. It also offers the opportunity to participate in fieldwork. The project, which will further understanding of the energy pathways in the ocean, is funded by NSF and involves collaboration between Amala Mahadevan (WHOI), Eric Kunze (NWRA) and Amit Tandon (UMass Dartmouth). The postdoc will play a key role in the design and execution of research and the interpretation of scientific results.

The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program ( that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Amala Mahadevan Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.



As deemed necessary by supervisor



Ph.D.  in Oceanography

Strong skills in computational modeling and analysis

Experience with numerical modeling, Lagrangian modeling, analysis of oceanographic data and model output, and visualization is desirable.

Strong computer and programming skills for numerical ocean modeling, data analysis and visualization. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively.


Please apply online, at


Applications should include, as a single pdf file, a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, a curriculum vita, up to three relevant publications, and names and contact information for three references. Please ensure that you include the contact information for three references under the reference section of the application form. Applications are will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.  Please contact Amala Mahadevan ( with any questions about the position.

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