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Postdoctoral position in Data Assimilation

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Dear colleagues,

The Center for Coastal Solutions ( at the University of Florida, is seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with expertise in Data Assimilation (e.g., 4Dvar, Ensemble Kalman Filters) and experience with numerical models such as the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS), WaveWatch III (WW3), Weather Research Forecast (WRF), WRF-hydro, and/or Simulating WAves in the Nearshore (SWAN). Experience with programming languages such as Python and/or Matlab would also be beneficial.

The postdoctoral researcher will work with an interdisciplinary team focused on the improvement of water quality forecasts in the nearshore and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with experts in nearshore hydrodynamic modeling, watershed hydrology, computer science, estuarine ecology, and biogeochemistry. The position offers a competitive postdoctoral salary and excellent benefits. This is a one-year position, with future support contingent upon evaluation and funding.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Drs. Maitane Olabarrieta ( and David Kaplan ( The preferred start date is March 1, 2022.

Thank you very much,

Maitane Olabarrieta, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Civil and Coastal Engineering Department
ESSIE, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida
575G Weil Hall
PO Box 116580
Gainesville, FL 32611-6580
Telephone: 352-215-4705