New York University, The Courant Institute

Position ID: Courant-MATHPOSTDOC [#13867, 40641]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Position (Non-tenured)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: New York, New York 10012, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2019/04/26, updated 2019/04/18, listed until 2019/10/18)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral positions available: Mathematics and Data Science for Improved Physical Modeling and Prediction of Arctic Sea Ice, funded by Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURI) Program

Multiple postdoctoral research positions are available under a new multi-institution project between New York University (NYU), California Institute of Technology, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Yale University to develop an improved mathematical framework for sea ice prediction. This application is for the NYU positions only.

Successful applicants will work on projects, each one interrelated and collaborative, studying sea-ice processes incorporating a range of approaches as outlined below. Positions will be located at the respective collaborating institutions. Each position is for 12 months, with possible extension depending on performance. Applicants must hold (or expected to hold by the start date of their appointment) a PhD in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, including Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Cryospheric dynamics, or a related field, and must be within six years of receiving their degree. Appointments can start as early as September 2019, and applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

The NYU postdoctoral researchers will be affiliated with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and supervised by Dimitris Giannakis, Georg Stadler, and Andrew Majda. They will work on development of mathematical strategies and computational methods for sea ice superparameterization and uncertainty quantification using machine learning, stochastic modeling, and Bayesian inverse modeling approaches. Information about Giannakis', Majda’s, and Stadler's current research, reprints and preprints is available at their faculty websites,∼dimitris,,

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a publication list, a statement of professional interests, and three references. Applicants wishing to apply to one of the non-NYU positions listed below should indicate this in their cover letter, and submit separate applications for each position of interest.

Additional MURI postdoctoral research opportunities:

California Institute of Technology (supervised by Andrew Thompson). Process-based modeling to improve understanding of ocean-ice-atmospheric coupling in the marginal ice zone. The postdoc will interact closely with other components of the MURI initiative, especially the analysis of in situ and remote sensing observations and the development of new sea ice rheologies.

University of Washington (supervised by Georgy Manucharyan). Development and analysis of floe-based sea ice model, exploration of sea ice interactions with ocean and atmosphere, development of novel remote sensing products to study sea ice dynamics, machine learning applications to understanding sea ice rheology.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (supervised by Nan Chen and Sam Stechmann). Multi-scale and stochastic modeling and simulation, for sea ice and coupled atmosphere-ocean-sea ice dynamics. Data assimilation, uncertainty quantification and prediction of sea ice and coupled atmosphere-sea ice models using stochastic tools for developing reduced-order models.

Yale University (supervised by Mary-Louise Timmermans). Analysis of upper ocean, sea ice, and atmospheric measurements to characterize relevant dynamics of the sea-ice system, and interface with theoretical and numerical modeling developments under the MURI.

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