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Reference : UMR5001-VALLAN0-019
Workplace : ST MARTIN D HERES
Date of publication : Monday, November 19, 2018
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 18 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Monthly gross salary: between 2530 € and 3847 € (according to experience), including health insurance through the French national health care
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
Research in physical oceanography (process, modeling)
The objective of this research is the study of sub-mesoscale phenomena at the surface and at the bottom of the oceans, and the design of subgrid-scale parametrizations for ~1/12° resolution ocean models (in this case, NEMO). Realistic 1/60° North-Atlantic simulations recently carried out at IGE (see the links below) will be used in order to analyze the influence of submesoscale turbulence on kinetic energy budgets, tracer transport, and vertical exchanges within and across oceanic boundary layers. The design of submesoscale closures will include dynamic analyses; we also have an interest in data-driven approaches, based on Machine Learning.
This work will contribute to the "Consistent OceaN Turbulence for ClimaTe Simulators (CONTACTS)" project, funded by the "Make Our Planet Great Again" program, initiated by Emmanuel Macron and administered by the National Research Agency (ANR). The selected postdoctoral fellows will work in close collaboration with W.K Dewar (Florida State University), T. Penduff, B. Barnier and J. Le Sommer, researchers at IGE (see links below). He/she will also be encouraged to develop their own research in the general context of the project.
More information on the CONTACTS project:
More about the 1/60 ° NEMO simulations (click on the HD option):
Candidate must hold a Ph.D. in physical oceanography, atmospheric science or fluid mechanics (turbulence). A track record of publications on fine-scale ocean dynamics or scale interactions in turbulent flows will be most appreciated. A strong background in geophysical fluid dynamics and/or applied mathematics is also expected.
The Institute of Environmental Geosciences (IGE) is a public research laboratory under the supervision of CNRS/INSU, IRD, University Grenoble Alpes (UGA) and Grenoble-INP.
It gathers about 240 people including 145 permanent members (researchers, teacher-researchers, engineers), and about 95 PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and staff on fixed-term contracts. The Institute also hosts several dozen trainees and scientific visitors each year. The Institue is installed on three sites of the University Campus of Grenoble (sites Molière, OSUG-B, and Bergès). IGE is one of the main laboratories of the Observatory of Sciences of the Universe of Grenoble (OSUG) which is a federative structure of INSU.
The Post-doctoral researchers will carry out their mission within the MEOM team of IGE and will closely collaborate with Bill DEWAR (Florida State University) and Thierry PENDUFF (IGE).
More information on IGE's Multi-scalE Ocean Modeling (MEOM) team:
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