The Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program at Princeton University seeks an outstanding Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior researcher to engage in an ocean modeling project focused on the global ocean carbon cycle.  The project will focus on making combined use of observational and modeling constraints to estimate the uptake of carbon by the global ocean.   A main objective of the project will be to develop a process-based synthesis of surface and interior carbon measurements from the WOCE-era (early 1990s) to the present.

 It has long been known that ventilation processes impacting exchanges across of the base of the mixed layer are more important than gas exchange for the ocean impedance to carbon uptake.   The water mass transformation method of Walin (1982) provides a novel means of directly evaluating and quantifying such subduction/obduction exchanges, and connecting these to the overturning circulation.

The central task of the project will be to develop and apply the water mass transformation method to quantify and understand mechanistically the ocean carbon uptake.   The project will involve work with GFDL’s MOM5-TOPAZ ocean biogeochemistry model to develop applications of water mass transformation diagnostics for ocean carbon and biogeochemistry, and applications to data products.

Candidates must possess a PhD in the earth sciences, applied math, or the physical sciences.   An ability and interest to work across disciplinary boundaries is a must, as are strong modeling and quantitative skills.   Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding.

Complete applications, including a CV, publication list, contact information for three references, and a one-to-two page statement of research interests should be submitted by June 1, 2015 to ensure full consideration.   For further information, contact Keith Rodgers ( Applications should apply online to ,

 Requisition 1500256. These positions are subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.