Postdoctoral Fellow Position - Potential Predictability of Marine Ecosystem Stressors in Large Marine Ecosystems

Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics,
Location: Pusan National University (PNU), Busan, South Korea
Discipline: marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems, climate dynamics
Education Level: PhD
Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow
Salary: 50 million KRW/year (~ 44,000 USD/year)
Term: Full Time, 2 years with possibility for renewal
Closing Date: Open until position is filled

The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP) at Pusan National University, South Korea invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the field of Earth system modeling. The successful candidate will work with Keith Rodgers and Eun Young Kwon to apply a high-resolution Earth system model (1/4 degree atmosphere and 1/10 degree ocean resolution) to quantify and interpret mechanistically the potential predictability of ecosystem stressors in Large Marine Ecosystems regions. The 64 Large Marine Ecosystems that have been designated over the global ocean are characterized by their proximity to continents and coastal waters, while nevertheless individually having broad expanses of more than 200,000 km2. Although they are of vital importance for marine resource management, significant physical and biogeochemical variability in these regions complicates this goal, and thus the development of predictive capabilities will be of great value in promoting sustainability of marine resources. The marine ecosystem stressors of interest for this project are warming, acidification, de-oxygenation, and changes in marine primary productivity. Potential predictability will be explored through the application of infinitesimal initial condition perturbations to a pre-industrial control run of the Earth system model through an ensemble approach. Given the broad interdisciplinary nature of the project, applicants with backgrounds in both atmospheric science and oceanography (physical and ecosystems) are encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to have strong computational skills, a solid publication record, creativity and an interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary research environment.

ICCP’s vision is to advance the understanding of our climate system and its sensitivity to a variety of forcings. The research center is part of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, https://www.ibs.re.kr/eng), and offers a lively, international and supportive research environment. Any further questions regarding the positions should be directed to Keith Rodgers (krodgers@pusan.ac.kr) or Eun Young Kwon (ekwon957@pusan.ac.kr). More information on the institute can be found at http://iccp.ibs.re.kr, and some information on the city of Busan can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busan.

Application procedure:
Please submit a cover letter, statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, the names of 2 references, and three publications to Ms. Jenny Choi (hahadaye@pusan.ac.kr).