Postdoctoral Position in Marine Ecosystem Modeling at the University of Delaware

The Computational Oceanography Lab in the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware is seeking a Post Doctoral Researcher in ocean modeling and data analysis. The appointee is expected to work with Dr. Yun Li to develop and implement coupled hydrodynamic-water-quality models for the Delaware Bay and Delaware Inland Bays. Candidates with prior modeling experience, preferably ROMS or FVCOM, with be given consideration. A Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography or a related field is required. Experience in numerical modeling is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The appointee is eligible to receive the full university benefits, including the medical, prescription, dental plans, and the state retirement and pension plan. The position start date is negotiable but not later than Oct. 15th, 2023. The initial appointment is for one year, with re-appointments of subsequent years possible, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding.

Qualified applicants are expected to have the following educational background and experience:

  • Ph.D. degree (or to be expected before the end of 2023) in Physical/Biological/Chemical Oceanography or related field is required.
  • Prior experience in ocean modeling, preferably ROMS (Regional Ocean Modeling System), FVOM (Finite Volume Community Ocean Model), or similar modeling systems.
  • Understanding coastal dynamics and the interactions between marine physical and biogeochemical/biological processes.
  • Experience with statistical analyses of large datasets and numerical model simulations.
  • Ability to develop reports, proposals, and publications on original research. Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced preferably through publications in peer-reviewed scientific literature and presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Capability of interacting with a diverse group of research personnel. 

Priorities will be given to applications submitted by August 1st, 2023, via UD Talent system. Applications must include a CV, a statement of research interests, a one-page summary of the Ph.D. thesis, and names/addresses of three references. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer institution. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For further information, contact Dr. Yun Li at and include “[Postdoc2023]” at the beginning of the subject line. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.