Postdoc in HF Radar Research

In collaboration with the Central and Northern Coastal Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS), UC Davis invites applicants for a postdoctoral researcher to work on surface current mapping with HF radar. Funding is available for 1.5 years with the potential for ongoing funding. The position is based at the Bodega Marine Laboratory (UC Davis) and will be filled as soon as possible, but it will remain open until filled.

Applicants should send a letter outlining why this job would be a good fit along with a CV and the names of 3 references by email to Prof. John Largier, Bodega Marine Laboratory, UC Davis at

  • This research includes data analysis, field/data operations, and report/proposal writing.
  • The ideal candidate would possess competencies including knowledge of coastal oceanography, data analysis skills, familiarity with HF radar, operational skills in field/computer work, organizational skills, team leadership skills, grant writing experience, and evidence of prior accomplishments.
  • There is flexibility in the focus of analysis and research priorities, depending on interest.
  • The successful candidate will act as coordinator of the 27-site CeNCOOS HF-radar network extending from Oregon to Point Conception, working under supervision of UC Davis Professor John Largier and working closely with other CeNCOOS teams (as well as networking with additional HF-radar teams along the west coast and across the nation). Developing new products from HF-radar data, working with modelers to assimilate HF-radar data, and working with the ten-year legacy California HF-radar data set are additional opportunities.