Stanford Postdoctoral Scholar in Arctic Modeling Position


18 months at 100% FTE

POSITION: The Postdoctoral Scholar will lead the modeling of multiple stressors in Arctic marine systems as part of a recently funded Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions project. This position is tailored towards a Postdoctoral Scholar who is interested in engaging in interdisciplinary ocean-related modeling to support a collaborative effort at Stanford that will harness the innovations of the data revolution to produce better understanding of the likely impacts of multiple stressors on the ocean and the associated risks of abrupt state shifts.
We seek an enterprising Postdoctoral Scholar interested in working in a professional, interdisciplinary work environment. The Postdoctoral Scholar will support the Catalyst project on the development and application of a new network-based model (OSIRIS – Ocean Systems Interactions, Risks, Instabilities and Synergies) as a versatile framework for exploring the system consequences of multiple stressors.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will be supervised by Nicholas Ouellette (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Kevin Arrigo (Earth System Science) and Fiorenza Micheli (Biology and Center for Ocean Solutions) and will participate in project-focused meetings and all-staff meetings of the whole interdisciplinary team. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have the opportunity to work with social and physical scientists, lawyers, and graduate and undergraduate students supporting project work at Stanford University and with collaborators at Oxford University and at the Ocean Conservancy.

Applications and inquiries should be submitted electronically to:
Nicholas Ouellette (, Kevin Arrigo ( and Fiorenza Micheli