Graduate Student Opportunity in Computational Oceanography, University of Delaware

One Master/PhD student position in Computational Oceanography is available at the University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). The position will focus on the coupling of hydrodynamic and ecosystem models, with a goal of addressing the dynamics of changing seasonality in marine environment and primary production. The student will be advised by Dr. Yun Li. See for more information.

In addition to the topics described above, Dr. Li is involved in a variety of activities including moving forward the individual-based model to understand the transport pathways of coastal harmful algal bloom and oil dispersion, as well as the coupling of a carbon flux model with the state-of-the-art ocean state estimate to understand the changes in upper ocean pCO2. Numerous opportunities exist to gain field and modeling experiences, and the particular project undertaken will be largely dictated by your interests and skills. Moreover, collaborations with scientists from other renowned institutions (e.g., WHOI and UT Austin) are expected.

The successful candidate will receive tuition, stipend and health benefits and will be supported by a combination of college funds, research assistantship and/or teaching assistantship funds. I also encourage you to apply for the fellowships offered by the college and the University (

Applicants with a BS or MS degree in marine science, physics, mathematics, or other related fields that have quantitative skills including computer programming (e.g. MATLAB, Fortran, Python) and/or statistics are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Dr. Yun Li via email ( and provide a CV, an unofficial transcript and a brief statement of your research interests. You will need to apply through the University of Delaware’s graduate application system Applications for both Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 will be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled or the University application deadline is approached.