Federal Job Opening at NOAA/GFDL -- Sea Level

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John Krasting - NOAA Federal

Nov 28, 2022, 9:14:20 AM11/28/22
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Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that NOAA/GFDL has opened a position for a Federal research scientist to work on sea level. This is a term hire position to explore processes giving rise to regional sea level and extremes along the US East Coast.  The position will have a particular emphasis working with high-resolution and regional configurations of MOM6 for the Northwest Atlantic domain. Officially the job title for this position is Physical Scientist, but someone with a background in physical oceanography or numerical methods for modeling geophysical systems and experience in oceanography or research related to sea level would be the ideal candidate. NOAA/GFDL is a national laboratory that carries out long-term research that is relevant to NOAA's mission, in this case related to sea level science.

The formal announcement of this position, along with details of how to apply, can be found at:

This position will be open for applications from Tuesday, November 22, 2022, through Monday, December 5, 2022.

This position is advertised at the ZP-III level (equivalent to GS-11/12).  This is a term appointment not to exceed 3 years with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service.  In addition to a relevant scientific background, the successful incumbent must be a United States citizen.

The full description of the duties of this position are given below.

The United States government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.

Please consider applying for this position, or please help us by forwarding this announcement to any candidates for whom this position might be of interest, or to any relevant mailing lists.

John P. Krasting, Ph.D.
NOAA / Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Ocean and Cryosphere Division
201 Forrestal Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 


As a Research Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:

* Applies broad knowledge of the theories, principles, and methods of various physical sciences to conduct theoretical and experimental research to understand the fundamental physical processes controlling coastal sea level in its past, present, and future states.

* Performs research through global and regional Earth system modeling across ocean, atmospheric, and terrestrial/hydrologic systems to improve understanding of coastal inundation and sea level processes.

* Contributes to the development of analytical methods, evaluation products, and diagnostics to study sea level processes across timescales. Contributes to the development of global and regional ocean modeling systems, including the representation of physical and dynamical processes in geophysical fluid dynamics codes.

* Contributes to the delivery of sea level predictions and projections in support of NOAA's operational missions, engaging with coastal impacts researchers and managers to develop actionable information for risk-based decision making.


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