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Ocean Sciences Meeting Job Board

Ocean Sciences Meeting Job Board

Are you looking for a career opportunity in the Ocean Sciences? Check out the Ocean Sciences Meeting Job Board. If you have a position to post, please use the recruitment form. Please note, positions will not be updated after Friday, 21 February. Other career opportunities can also be found at the AGU Career Center and ASLO Career Center.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

A postdoctoral position in physical oceanography is available in the Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi. The successful candidate will work on the three-year Task Force Ocean (TFO) project “Modeling, characterizing, and predicting effects of internal gravity waves on acoustic propagation on basin to global scales”, which is supported by a grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Maarten Buijsman by email: [email protected] or phone: 310-966-0167. If possible, please contact Dr. Buijsman during Ocean Sciences to set up an informal chat. Applications must be submitted through the jobs.usm.edu candidate portal as soon as possible. (job reference: req1271). 

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Assistant or Associate Professor

The Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Ocean Engineering at the assistant or associate professor level to begin in Fall 2020. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development of the undergraduate Ocean Engineering program, which started in 2017, and lead its ABET accreditation. Moreover, the candidate is expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed literature, mentor students, participate in undergraduate instruction and develop courses in their area of study. The candidate should demonstrate the potential to contribute across disciplines and promote the continued interdisciplinary growth of the academic and research programs within the SOSE.

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Bio Oceanography/Marine Biogeochem Postdoc

The EU-funded project JERICO-S3 (European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: Science, Service, Sustainability) aims at the harmonization and further development of different monitoring platforms, and at improving the understanding of marine biogeochemical processes along European Coasts. JERICO-S3 aims to bring the existing JERICO-Research Infrastructure to the next level of integration to be of relevance for society at large. The overarching target of JERICO-S3 is to provide researchers with continuous and more valuable coastal data and datasets coupling physical and biological information, as well as extending the cooperation with Marine Infrastructures within and outside Europe (e.g., ARGO, EMSO). You can find more information at http://www.hzg.de.

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Postdoc Scholar for Marine Biogeochemistry

JISAO has an outstanding opportunity for a Postdoctoral Scholar in marine biogeochemistry. The successful applicant will be engaged in in full-time research and scholarship based at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), and will join a research team working on collecting and analyzing biogeochemical data in support of ocean research conducted by JISAO and NOAA. JISAO scientists will provide guidance to enhance the professional skills and research independence of the Scholar. The Scholar will be mentored also by PMEL scientists and UW affiliate professors Drs. Gregory Johnson and Richard Feely. Specifically, the postdoctoral scholar will conduct cutting-edge research on marine biogeochemical cycling in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) using measurements from research vessels and Argo profiling floats with biogeochemical sensors (Argo-BGC).

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Postdoc Scholar in Physical Oceanography

The University of California, Santa Cruz, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service, seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar in Physical Oceanography to work on improving understanding of California Current System dynamics across timescales including historical analyses, seasonal forecasts, and long-term projections. The candidate will work with global climate and earth system models, regional ocean models, and observational datasets. Specific research areas include (but are not limited to) marine ecosystem predictability, drivers of long-term change in global climate and regional ocean models, responses of the coastal ocean to climate variability, and impacts of ocean variability and change on the chemistry and biology of the CCS from phytoplankton to top predators. These efforts are part of broader interdisciplinary projects aimed at developing improved fisheries management strategies for the California Current System. The position will be based at the NOAA/SWFSC laboratory in Monterey, California.

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Aqueous Geochemist

Florida Atlantic University is seeking two motivated Sediment Geochemist for employment at the Harbor Branch Campus in Fort Pierce, FL. The Analyst will work closely with Dr. Jordon Beckler, other members of the Geochemistry and Geochemical Sensing Lab (primarily graduate students and interns), and members from several other labs conducting related work. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with virtually every aspect of federally-sponsored research.

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Data Scientist III

The Battelle Advanced Analytics group is seeking a Data Scientist to join a team of researchers. Advanced Analytics supports government, academic and private industry clients in the areas of healthcare, national defense, environmental, transportation, and energy. This position is located in Columbus, OH.

The Data Scientist III will Research, Identify, Develop, Apply, Defend and Document mathematical and statistical methodologies to for challenges associated with experimental design, observational studies, and system modeling.

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Environmental Data Scientist

Battelle’s Norwell Operations performs environmental monitoring and assessment with a focus on marine and aquatic systems. Our Information Management group specializes in the development and operation of database and web systems for the management of physical, chemical, and ecological data from large environmental field investigations including oil spill, environmental remediation, and environmental monitoring programs.

The individual sought will have an impact on the way environmental data is collected, managed, and applied to environmental monitoring and remediation decision making. Candidate must display initiative, strong work ethic, ability to work in a collaborative environment and commitment to excellence.

As a Data Scientist you will work with other Data Scientists, Environmental Scientists, Laboratory Chemists, Biologists, Ecologists, Database Developers and Project Managers on interdisciplinary projects, using math, stats and database methods to derive structure and knowledge from raw data across various environmental disciplines.

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Environmental Informatics summer intern

We are currently seeking an Information Management Research Intern for Summer 2020. This position is located in Norwell, Massachusetts.

Battelle’s Norwell Operations performs environmental science with emphasis in marine science. Our Data Management group specializes in the development and operation of database and web systems for the management of analytical chemistry, biology, fisheries, and health data from large environmental field investigations including oil spill, environmental remediation, and environmental monitoring programs.

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Environmental Analytical Chemist

Battelle’s Norwell Analytical Chemistry Services Laboratory (ACS) is a nationally recognized environmental and agricultural chemistry laboratory that has specialized in non-routine analyses for government and industry since 1980. We are now seeking a Master Technician to support our expanding laboratory operations.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

PhD Research Assistantship in Marine Science (Specialization in Physical Oceanography/Ocean Atmospheric Dynamics/Satellite Oceanography) in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

The Satellite Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Carolina, Columbia invites applications from qualified students to our PhD. (Marine Science) in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) to work on problems in Physical Oceanography/ Satellite Oceanography/ Ocean Modelling/Air-Sea Interaction/Tropical Ocean Circulation, and Dynamical Processes. Full Funding is available starting in Summer/Fall 2020 for 3-4 years.

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Oceanography, Marine Science, Meteorology, Atmospheric science is required. Applicants should have strong mathematical and computer programming skills in Matlab/Python/IDL.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The British Antarctic Survey is inviting applications for an experienced and independent observational physical oceanographer with an excellent academic profile. This will include a strong mathematical background and a track record of interpreting and analysing observational polar oceanographic datasets. Direct experience with ocean glider data and analysis of Southern Ocean or Weddell Sea observations would be considered a significant advantage. This is a 36 month full-time position for a suitably qualified postdoctoral researcher, working on two projects that are understanding the role of the Southern Ocean and Weddell Gyre in heat and carbon subduction. Specifically, the PDRA will contribute to the European Research Council (ERC)-funded project SO-CHIC (Southern Ocean Carbon and Heat Impact on Climate) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded project ORCHESTRA (Ocean Regulation of Climate by Heat and Carbon sequestration and Transports).

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Postdoctoral Associate

Analyze Argo observations for studying water properties and ocean circulation as a function of time and space. Inclusion of observations from other sources as well as output fields from numerical models is encouraged.

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Marine Biogeochemistry Postdoc Investigator

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, is located near Hamburg. You can find more information at http://www.hzg.de. The Institute of Coastal Research investigates the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of the coastal ocean and the impact of anthropogenic influences on the natural state.

One scientific focus of the Institute of Coastal Research is the investigation of biogeochemical cycles in the coastal ocean. The Institute uses and develops the coastal observing system COSYNA, one of the densest in-situ measurement systems in the world. It is an integral part of the Global Coast Project that aims to study coastal carbon cycle dynamics by investigating exemplary regions and expanding this knowledge to coastal regions across the globe. This research is conducted using direct observations, proxies and numerical models to constrain carbon budget terms and their variability.

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Postdoc in Algal-bacterial interactions

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member to work on the interactions between heterotrophic bacteria and cyanobacteria to understand fundamental elemental cycling in aquatic environments and how these affect algal toxin production. This research will examine bacteria-controlled metabolic changes in cyanobacterial physiology using ‘omics, stable isotope imaging, and microbial community characterization. The project supports a multi-institution research program focused on understanding the abiotic and biotic controls on algal toxin production in aquatic ecosystems, specifically focused on cyanotoxins in freshwater for the current project. The postdoc will work with Xavier Mayali at LLNL and will be a member of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division. The research will take advantage of our team’s many analytical tools, including LLNL’s NanoSIMS imaging mass spectrometer, NMR facility, and accelerator mass spectrometer. 

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Ocean Modeling group in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan is searching for a postdoctoral research fellow to analyze global models of internal waves for applications to ocean mixing and ocean acoustics. The project is funded for three years and is part of a multi-institution Office of Naval Research (ONR) Task Force Ocean (TFO) grant “Modeling, characterizing, and predicting effects of internal gravity waves on acoustic propagation on basin to global scales”. The Michigan TFO grant is in collaboration with complementary grants at Florida State University (FSU), University of Southern Mississippi (USM), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Applied Ocean Sciences (AOS), and Applied Research in Acoustics LLC (ARiA). Our TFO project is one of many TFO projects funded across many academic, governmental, and private institutions.

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Salton Sea Lead Scientist

Under the general direction of the Salton Sea Program Manager, the incumbent performs duties associated with the Salton Sea Management Program (SSMP). The incumbent serves as the scientific lead for the CDFW Salton Sea Program, including the development of courses of actions, conducts critical scientific investigations, prepares guidance, policy, planning and regulatory documents, and legislative proposals and analysis.

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Assistant Professor

The University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences seeks to hire a marine conservation biologist at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. The candidate is expected to have a focus on the science of protecting, recovering and sustainably using marine resources. Possible research areas include marine biodiversity, commercial and recreational fishing practices, quantitative assessments of marine protected areas and other management strategies, adaptation and mitigation practices for ecosystems, and the connections between policy and ocean health. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in areas such as marine biology, ecology, and/or policy, as well as advanced courses in their area of specialization.

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Internship in Wind-Wave Interactions

Air-sea fluxes of energy and momentum across the air-sea interface are crucial for a number of environmental challenges, including weather, climate and sea state forecasting. The Air-Sea Interaction group at the Institute of Coastal Research conducts laboratory and field based research, using novel imaging techniques to investigate small-scale turbulent dynamics within the coupled atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers.
- Research objective: Understanding and parametrizing the dynamics of the wavy water surface as a function of wind stress, using stereo imaging techniques.
- Approach: Field work: Assisting in the designing, planning and performing field (coastal waters) experiments from a small platform, using state-of-the-art imaging techniques, Analysis of stereo images of wavy water surface and of particles at the surface, and reconstruction of water surface elevation
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PhD in Wind-Wave Interactions

Air-sea fluxes of energy and momentum across the air-sea interface are crucial for a number of environmental challenges, including weather, climate and sea state forecasting. The Air-Sea Interaction group at the Institute of Coastal Research conducts laboratory and field based research, using novel imaging techniques to investigate small-scale turbulent dynamics within the coupled atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers.
- Research objective: Understanding and parametrizing the dynamics of wind-wave interactions.
- Approach: Field work: Designing, planning and performing field (coastal waters) experiments from a small platform, using state-of-the-art imaging techniques, analyzing experimental results, developing conceptual models and parameterizations to better predict air-sea fluxes of momentum and energy.
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