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Postdoctoral position available at the GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research group (University of Liege, Belgium) Numerical ocean models have contributed significantly to improve our understanding of the dynamics of the ocean. However such models are only approximations, and observations are needed to reduce the uncertainty of these models. Data assimilation allows to combine model results and observations in a statistically optimal way. The GHER participates in European and Belgian projects aiming to apply data assimilation techniques to complex coupled models and assimilation of new data types (such as surface currents measurements). The GHER develops also advanced data analysis approaches for satellite and in situ data. In the frame of these projects, a postdoctoral position is opened. The tentative start date of the contract will be the 1st May 2014. The position requires a degree in civil engineering, physics, applied mathematics or related field. The applicant is expected to have some experience with ocean models (such as ROMS), statistics or data processing. She/he should also have experience in programming (using languages such as Fortran, Matlab/Octave, C/C++ or Python). Good English skills (oral and written) are also required. The salary of this full time position will depend on the qualifications of the candidate. The contract will cover a period of one year. The contract might be extended depending on progress and the availability of new funding. Interested persons are invited to submit an application dossier consisting of a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae with full contact information, copies of diplomas and their PhD thesis to our secretary C. Peelen ( The review of applications is open and will continue until the position is filled.


Two-year post-doctoral position in coastal ocean modelling and data assimilation at LEGOS (Toulouse, France) A 2-year post-doctoral position in physical oceanography is open at the Laboratoire d'Etudes en Geophysique et Oceanographie Spatiales (LEGOS, Toulouse. The candidate will join the regional/coastal ocean modeling and data assimilation team, in a coastal project in the Bay of Biscay (North-East Atlantic). The objective of the project is to setup and test a method for dynamical downscaling with assimilation of local data. The approach will use and extend an existing Ensemble Kalman Filter data assimilation code developed at LEGOS (SEQUOIA, De Mey). We will use the ocean circulation 'S' model developed by P. Marsaleix (Laboratoire d'Aerologie, Toulouse. The candidate will set-up the configuration, adapt the interface between SEQUOIA and the ocean model, work on the ensembles generation and perform the assimilation runs. The candidate is expected to analyze the results with the team, provide physical interpretation and communicate about his/her work (conference, paper). The candidate will work in close collaboration with Drs Nadia Ayoub and Pierre De Mey. We are searching for a PhD holder in oceanography/atmospheric sciences with a solid experience in numerical modeling. An experience and interest in data assimilation would be desirable. The net salary will vary between 1850 Euros and 2000 Euros per month, depending on qualification and experience. The position is open from March 2014 on. Applications including CV and recommendation letters should be sent by email to N. Ayoub:

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