Job Openings

Postdoctoral Fellow in Great Lakes Hydrodynamic Modeling 


A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a qualified individual to join the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR: You will work with the ecosystem modeling team to improve our capacity for integrated Earth system modeling in the Great Lakes region. In particular, you will calibrate and test a three-dimensional hydrodynamic model for Lake Michigan-Huron utilizing the newest version of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory’s (GFDL) Modular Ocean Model (MOM6). This position is in support of NOAA’s Climate and Ecosystem Fisheries Initiative (CEFI). You will collaborate with biophysical modelers at other NOAA labs in the development of a coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical ecosystem model for the Great Lakes using the larger NOAA-GFDL framework. You will be expected to maintain a record of scholarly publication and presentations at scientific conferences and public meetings.

You will spend the majority of your time at NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor and will collaborate closely with colleagues at CIGLR, GLERL, SEAS, and other Great Lakes partners.

The position is expected to start in summer 2024, reporting to Dr. David Cannon. The initial appointment is for one year, with opportunity for extension for the second-year contingent on performance. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis until the position is filled.



    • A Ph.D. in physical oceanography, atmospheric sciences, biogeochemistry, or a similar field.
    • Familiarity with data analysis and visualization in a scripting environment using R, Python, or similar software.
    • Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to lead the development of manuscripts for referred journal publication.
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently.
The application deadline is 6/01/2024. 
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