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  1. March 2019:

    From Dr. Brett Beamsley, MetOcean Solutions, New Zealand

    We are looking and resourcing our SCHISM capability in MetOcean/MetService here in New Zealand with probably two hires in the next few months. One of the job adverts has gone out to the Coastal List and is also on our website at [1] and [2], with the role relatively broader than just SCHISM related, but definitely SCHISM or FE modelling would be useful. This role is really situated in the consultancy team here.

    The other role we are expecting to begin advertising for soon is more related to the support and development of the operational capacity we have developed and are looking to expand on with respect to SCHISM – including the coupled wave/current capability and tracers for water quality.

  2. Jan 2019

    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research invites applications for 3 PhD positions and 2 Postdoc positions (3 and 5 years) in the framework of the DFG Cluster of Excellence ´CliCCS-Climate, Climate Change and Society´. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is partner in CliCCS, an ambitious research program at the University of Hamburg, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and part of Germany’s Excellence Strategy. CliCCS aims to understand climate changes, taking into account internal variability, extreme events, and unexpected side effects, addressing the natural and social spheres as well as their interactions. CliCCS’ overarching research question is: Which climate futures are possible and which are plausible? The programme will investigate how climate changes and how society changes with it, thereby feeding back on climate. It will identify those climate futures that are consistent with both climate and social dynamics (possible), and those we expect to unfold with appreciable probability (plausible).

    Below is more info on the positions:

    1 2 3 4

  3. Jan 2019

    The SCHISM developer's team at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), led by Dr. Joseph Zhang, is seeking a new post-doctoral level position that can start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will have choice to participate in various funded projects by NOAA (Integrated Water Project), NSF etc.

    • Qualification: PhD in a related field (applied mathematics, ocean science, environmental science etc), with strong quantitative and numerical modeling skill.
    • Desirable: prior experience in ocean/estuarine models, particularly with unstructured grids.
    • Compensation package: commensurate with experience
    • Expected performance period: 2 years

    Use this link to apply, or this site and search for job ID G0140V.

  4. Nov 2018: PostDoc Position (m/f) in Ecosystem Modelling

    code no. 2018/KS 13

    The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany.

    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to:

    The Institute of coastal research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht invites applications for a 3-year PostDoc position (m/f) in Ecosystem Modelling.

    Understanding and modeling the response of marine plankton to natural or anthropogenic changes defines a key research challenge. The position is expected to investigate dominant dependencies of plankton food-webs and related biogeochemical cycling on multiple external drivers and how these dependencies are mediated by adaptive processes in plankton populations or communities. The envisaged research will make use of observed anomalies in physical and ecological states and will pinpoint key system dependencies of coastal plankton on stressors by means of numerical experiments. The PostDoc will run 3D simulations of the coastal oceans using a modular data and model system (MOSSCO/GCOAST) including a trait-based plankton model and a hydrodynamic model with an unstructured grid (SCHISM). The study aims at generating insights on the response of coastal-marine ecosystems to major anthropogenic stressors such as changes in eutrophication or construction of offshore windfarms.

    Applicants with a degree in environmental or related sciences and a more specific background in modelling, oceanography, and ecology or biogeochemistry are encouraged to apply. The candidate should demonstrate programming experience (e.g., Fortran at Linux/Unix) and strong writing skills.

    The Ecosystem Modelling group at the Institute for Coastal Research is an internationally leading player in the field of trait-based ecosystem modeling ( For further details please contact: Prof. Dr. Kai Wirtz,

    We offer:

    • multinational work environment with over 950 colleagues from more than 50 nations
    • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
    • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
    • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
    • remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits

    The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and these equals severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

    Interested? Please send your application indicating job offer code-no. 2018/KS 13 your CV, a brief statement of research, and addresses of two referees by e-mail in one pdf-file to

    The closing date for applications is December 16th, 2018.

  5. Nov. 2018 (from Dr. Corina Forson): Tsunami Geologist at WA Dept of Natural Resource
  6. Nov 2018: The SCHISM developer's team at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), led by Dr. Joseph Zhang, is seeking a new MSc/PhD student for 2019/2020. Please contact directly if you are interested. More details can be found here.
  7. June 2018

    We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to conduct original research using state-of-the-art hydrodynamic models to understand fish migrations through rivers. The postdoc will work with an integrative team of researchers under the direction of Dr. Andrew Hein at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Dr. Vamsi Sridharan (UC Santa Cruz), based in Santa Cruz, California USA. We are currently advertising a CFD modeling Post-doc position to model the fine-scale hydrodynamics of open water processes in the San Francisco Estuary system, and build parameterizations into a more scalable system-scale coupled hydrodynamic-biophysical model of juvenile salmon migration.

    This position is part of a new multi-year project to build a data-driven hydrodynamic and biophysical model of salmon migrations. We are seeking a researcher with expertise in modeling 3D hydrodynamics (e.g., using SCHISM and OpenFOAM or another CFD tool of their choice) with an interest in merging the physics of flows and the biology of organisms that move through and interact with those flows. Please direct inquiries to Andrew Hein ( and Vamsi Sridharan (

    We have received 3 years of generous funding from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to continue research on developing this model using data-driven methods (read the proposal document here for a background on the project):

    We are also advertising for a software specialist position to aid us with our scientific computing needs:

    Both positions are available with immediate effect. Please circulate among your current and former students/colleagues. Applications are open to all nationalities.

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