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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Precision assessment of the wide-swath altimetry

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, MS, Ocean Sciences

opportunity location
64.17.01.C0775 Stennis Space Center, MS 395295004

Advisers

name email phone
Max Yaremchuk max.yaremchuk@nrlssc.navy.mil 228.688.5259

Description

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is seeking a postdoctoral associate in applied math 

with applictaions to physical oceanography. The focus will be on sparse approximations

to the inverse of JPL error covariance model of the SWOT altimeter. The work requires 

excellent programming skills (Matlab, Python, Fortran, Unix scripting) and numerical 

modeling experience. Understanding of the data assimilation algorithms will be a plus. 

Apart for the analytic work on the matrix approximation, numerical experimentation with a

regional configuration of the NCOM data assimilation system will be utilized 

extensively for testing the accuracy of the approximations. The Naval Research Laboratory 

provides an opportunity to work with a large group of internationally recognized researchers. 

We have access to superb supercomputing and general computational resources. 

A postdoctoral fellow will be hired with stipend of $80K/year for 2 years with an 

excellent opportunity of extension.

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application. 

NRL is an equal opportunity employer. Project start date is 1 April 2023.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Max Yaremchuk 

(max.yaremchuk@nrlssc.navy.mil).

Related publications: doi.org/10.3390/rs14122827; 10.1016/j.ocemod.2020.101683;

doi.org/10.3390/rs12111823; doi.org/10.1002/qj.3336

key words
precision matrix approximation; data assimilation; SWOT altimetry

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$77,488.00 $3,000.00
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