Employment Opportunities

Researcher(s) in coastal ocean modeling, flood forecasting, hazards and adaptation

The Davidson Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology ( ) has several new projects in storm surge and wave modeling, ensemble flood forecasting, coastal flood hazard assessment, coastal adaptation with green and grey infrastructure, and water quality impacts of coastal adaptations, with a focus on the New York, New Jersey and Long Island Sound coastal zones and inland tidal waterways.  We are seeking to hire at least one post-doctoral research associate or research scientist to work on any of these topics.

A Ph.D. in physical oceanography or a related field is required, as well as experience with coastal ocean modeling, and submitted or accepted peer-reviewed publications in related areas.  Strong computer programming skills in Matlab, Fortran, Python, MPI coding, or other languages are required.  Additional useful skills include expertise in hydrology, eutrophication, wave modeling, contaminant fate and transport, GIS, coastal adaptation/resilience, and ensemble forecasting.

The initial appointment is for two years, conditional upon performance, and compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The researcher will be responsible for working with other scientists and graduate students to accomplish this work and to prepare findings for publication(s) in leading scientific journals. Opportunities to prepare/submit additional proposals and build your own research program will be encouraged.

Stevens Institute is based in Hoboken, New Jersey, minutes by subway or ferry from New York City.  Our projects are collaborative across several institutions and consortia, including Columbia University, NASA-GISS, Wildlife Conservation Society, City University of New York, Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, and the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, offering a great networking and career-launching opportunity.

Applicants should submit (in a single PDF) a cover letter stating which research areas are of most interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to Philip Orton, .  Please also include the PDF of a writing sample published or planned for a peer-review journal.  Full consideration will be given to applications received by July 15, 2014.