Research Fellow in Applied Observational Oceanography – Bangor University

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to undertake observational research into coastal ocean processes at shallow tidally energetic and wave exposed sites around Wales, UK, to support ocean renewable and offshore wind energy exploitation.

This 41 month fixed term post is based in the School of Ocean Sciences and duties will include: managing the operation of a suite of real-time observational data platforms collecting hydro- and sediment dynamics data; the analysis of data to address contemporary scientific questions pertaining to the fluxes of momentum and materials; and the publication of findings at an international level. The post holder will also be expected to develop research proposals relating to coastal ocean processes.

Candidates should be educated to PhD standard (or equivalent) in an area of physical science e.g. oceanography, physics, engineering and have previous experience of actively using and managing the operation of electronic instrumentation to collect oceanographic data. Candidates should have a strong track record of publication in peer reviewed journals and the development of grant applications.
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Research Fellow in Ocean Renewable Energy Modelling – Bangor University

Applications are invited for a fixed-term (41 months), full-time, research fellow to develop models of ocean renewable energy resource characterization, working in the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University, on the £7M Smart Efficiency Energy Centre (SEEC) project.

The scheme has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. EU Funds: Investing in Wales.

Duties will include:

  • Development and validation of a suite of ocean models applied to ocean renewable energy resource assessment and characterization over a range of spatial and temporal scales.
  • Integrating the developed ocean models with in situ and remote sensing data.
  • Development of research ideas relating to ocean renewable energy.
  • Leading the design and publication of scientific outputs in the peer-reviewed literature.
  • Leading the development of external research grant applications.
  • Attending and possibly convening sessions at national and international meetings, and developing and presenting scientific outputs.
  • You will be expected to work closely with colleagues investigating energy resources in related research fields.

Candidates should be educated to PhD standard (or equivalent) in an area of ocean modelling, applied mathematics, physics, computing or engineering and have previous experience of developing computer models and performing ocean renewable energy research.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence 1 November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter and the post is available until 30/03/2023.

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, jobs.bangor.ac.uk. However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

Closing date for applications: 21 August 2019.
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Research Oceanographer – St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center

Responsibilities

As a Research Oceanographer within the St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

– Develop breakthroughs relating to coastal morphologic and oceanographic processes to determine direction for new studies.

– Work independently to design and direct collaborative research that produces technically authoritative results acceptable for review by the scientific community.

– Develop innovative methods for modeling and observation of complex ocean interactions that result in relevant solutions to social-science problems.

– Produce research results that enhance and lead coastal processes scientific efforts, evidenced by a strong publication record and recognition within the scientific community as a leading authority.

– Operate a government vehicle as an incidental driver.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Occasional travel away from home may be required 1-5 nights per month

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
  • More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.
  • Selectee must provide a valid state driver’s license & safe driving record.
  • Selectee subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

  • Taking and passing a pre-employment medical examination at Federal expense is required due to the physical demands of this job.
  • Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment.  Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.
  • A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
  • Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

Qualifications

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Oceanographer, all grade levels.

A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree with major study of at least 24 semester hours or the equivalent in oceanography or related discipline such as physics, meteorology, geophysics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, or biology, plus 20 additional semester hours or the equivalent in any combination of oceanography, physics, geophysics, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, computer science, and engineering sciences. ** OR

B. A combination of education and experience-course work as shown in “A” above (24 semester hours or the equivalent in oceanography or a related discipline as specified in “A” above, plus 20 additional semester hours or the equivalent in any combination of courses as specified in “A” above), plus appropriate experience and/or additional education for a total of 4 years. The education or combined education and experience must be comparable in type, scope and thoroughness to that acquired through successful completion of a 4-year course of study as described in “A” above. (DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE)

NOTE: Applicants who qualify on the basis of major study in biology or geology must have had at least 6 semester hours in the major directly concerned with marine science or 6 semester hours in oceanography; applicants who qualify on the basis of other physical sciences or engineering must have had differential and integral calculus and at last 6 semester hours in physics.

GS-13

In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, one year of appropriate professional experience that is in or directly related to the duties of the position to be filled is qualifying if it is equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, and if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Examples of such specialized experience could include experience in any of the following fields: coastal oceanography, morphology, sediment transport, and related processes; graduate- level work or the equivalent field work and laboratory research integrating field observations of oceanography and morphology into numerical models to solve research and applied problems involving (1) making vulnerability assessments associated with coastal change forecasts, (2) evaluating the accuracy of storm vulnerability assessments, (3) making probabilistic updates of coastal change forecasts that using a combination of new data and models to automate the forecast system and (4) conducting detailed research to better understand beach processes during storms for the purpose of improving predictions. Working within broadly defined research scope and objectives; independently define specific problems and methods used in model development; and simulation, integration, assimilation, and analysis that may require innovative and complex approaches. Research contributions could include senior author of at least one scientific research publication in a peer-reviewed research journal and presentation at regional meetings of professional societies.

GS-14

In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, one year of appropriate professional experience that is in or directly related to the duties of the position to be filled is qualifying if it is equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service, and if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Examples of such specialized experience could include experience in any of the following fields: coastal oceanography, morphology, sediment transport, and related processes; graduate- level work or the equivalent field work and laboratory research integrating field observations of oceanography and morphology into numerical models to solve research and applied problems involving (1) making vulnerability assessments associated with coastal change forecasts, (2) evaluating the accuracy of storm vulnerability assessments, (3) making probabilistic updates of coastal change forecasts that using a combination of new data and models to automate the forecast system and (4) conducting detailed research to better understand beach processes during storms for the purpose of improving predictions. Working within broadly defined research scope and objectives; independently define specific problems and methods used in model development; and simulation, integration, assimilation, and analysis that may require innovative and complex approaches. Research contributions could include senior author of at least one scientific research publication in a peer-reviewed research journal and presentation at regional meetings of professional societies.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
  • Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/how-foreign-education-evaluated-federal-jobs .

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539439400

Chief Executive – Ireland Marine Institute

We are now seeking a dynamic and visionary Chief Executive to build on our track record of excellent performance and to drive the organisation forward towards the achievement of the ambitious goals set out in our Strategic Plan 2018-2022, Building Ocean Knowledge – Delivering Ocean Services.

The incoming Chief Executive will be crucial to the continued success of the Marine Institute in delivering our vision of being a global leader in ocean knowledge, empowering Ireland and its people to safeguard and harness ocean wealth.

As Chief Executive with the resources and influence to effect change, you will set the future strategic direction for the Marine Institute. This will include providing
inspirational direction for the organisation and leadership to senior managers, staff, the Board and its Committees.

You will deliver a dynamic, effective and innovative strategic approach to the planning, management and provision of a range of national and international services. You will be working in collaboration with national and international partners to meet the needs of society and government and to influence change.

You will provide exemplary leadership to the organisation ensuring the Marine Institute is positioned as a significant, expert voice for the marine that delivers the services and science required to inform and influence the sustainable use of our oceans and further develop the understanding of our oceans and climate both nationally and internationally.

Further Information
Further information on this role is available at here (Search Ref. MAR0119).

All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Executive Recruitment Team by email to execrecruit@mazars.ie or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to the Marine Institute.
Deadline for applications: Tuesday, 6th August 2019 at 5pm GMT.

https://www.marine.ie/Home/site-area/news-events/news/vacancy-ceo-take-helm-irelands-marine-institute

Assistant Professor – University of California at Berkeley

The University of California at Berkeley, Department of Earth and Planetary Science invites applications for an Assistant Professorship with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Earth and Planetary science. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. We seek outstanding candidates from any area of Earth and Planetary Science. Candidates whose research falls into this broad range of disciplines are invited to apply.

The basic qualifications required to be considered for this position are PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications for this position: A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by the date of hire.

Please provide the names and contact information for three to five referees. Letters of reference will only be solicited for those under serious consideration. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.

All applications should be submitted online through https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02216 by October 30, 2019. For questions please contact Erin Blazick, AP HR Analyst, Department of Earth & Planetary Science; academicpersonnel4eps@berkeley.edu.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. The department is also interested in individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., caring for children, the disabled, or the elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

https://eps.berkeley.edu/news/eps-announces-open-faculty-position

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Southern Ocean climate dynamics – University of Arizona

The University of Arizona, Princeton University, and NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) are seeking applicants for a post-doctoral research scientist to analyze simulations of the Southern Ocean from GFDL’s CM4 and OM4 using observational constraints. The position is with the University of Arizona and funded through an NSF grant focused on the Southern Ocean (SOCCOM, Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling). The post-doc will be located in Princeton and associated with the Ocean and Cryosphere Division at GFDL. The successful applicant will spend the majority of their time at GFDL in Princeton, New Jersey with several trips to the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ annually.

Applicants should have a PhD in oceanography, atmospheric science or related science. Candidates should possess (a) a good understanding of climate variability and change and associated ocean dynamics with a focus on the complex processes active in the Southern Ocean, and (b) the ability to analyze global climate simulations by making use of climate and oceanographic datasets (c) experience with climate models. Applicants should send a CV, letter of research interest, and list of references to Joellen Russell <jrussell@email.arizona.edu>, Stephen Griffies <Stephen.Griffies@noaa.gov>, and Michael Winton <Michael.Winton@noaa.gov>.

Formal applications must be submitted to: https://uacareers.com/, Position # P20834.

The position will be filled when a suitable candidate is found.

JOB URL: https://uacareers.com/postings/39008

Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary Science – University of California at Berkeley

Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary Science

The University of California at Berkeley, Department of Earth and Planetary Science invites applications for an Assistant Professorship with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Earth and Planetary science. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. We seek outstanding candidates from any area of Earth and Planetary Science. Candidates whose research falls into this broad range of disciplines are invited to apply.

The basic qualifications required to be considered for this position are PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications for this position: A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by the date of hire.

Please provide the names and contact information for three to five referees. Letters of reference will only be solicited for those under serious consideration. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.

All applications should be submitted online through https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02216 by October 30, 2019. For questions please contact Erin Blazick, AP HR Analyst, Department of Earth & Planetary Science; academicpersonnel4eps@berkeley.edu.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. The department is also interested in individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., caring for children, the disabled, or the elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Physical Oceanography – Georgia Tech

Postdoctoral Researcher in Physical Oceanography at Georgia Tech

A postdoctoral position in physical oceanography is available at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech. The postdoctoral researcher will work on a recently funded NSF project, Leveraging the AMOC arrays and models to understand heat and freshwater transports in the North Atlantic. The main goal of this study is to place observations from the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) observing system network into a basin-wide context in order to uncover the mechanisms governing heat and freshwater transports throughout the basin and into the Arctic. The study also aims to quantify, via observing system simulation experiments and optimal observing network design, the degree to which information contained in the AMOC arrays can constrain unobserved climate indices.

The initial term of the appointment will be 12 months, with the possibility of extension for another two years based on performance.

Job Responsibility:  The individual will be expected to conduct independent, high-quality research in physical oceanography; publish papers; and present work at national and international conferences.  The postdoctoral researcher will also work collaboratively with oceanographers at Georgia Tech and at the University of Texas-Austin on projects related to this grant.  Opportunities for cruise participation as part of the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (www.o-snap.org) will be available.

Qualifications: A PhD in physical oceanography or a related field is required by the time of appointment. A background in large-scale oceanography is preferable and experience with observing system simulations experiments and large observational and model data sets is desirable.  Strong oral and written communication skills are expected.

Start date: On or about December 1, 2019.

Salary: Commensurate with the individual’s experience and education.

Application Procedure/To apply: Interested individuals should send a CV, a one-page statement of research interest, and the names and contact information of at least 3 references to susan.lozier@gatech.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

https://apps.itos.uga.edu/ach/position/43561

Research Scientist in Physical Oceanography – Georgia Tech

A research scientist position in physical oceanography is available at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech. The research scientist will work collaboratively on a number of projects focused on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).  Specifically, the research scientist will work closely with Dr. Susan Lozier, the international lead for the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP; (www.o-snap.org), on the study of: mechanisms responsible for heat and freshwater fluxes in the North Atlantic; deep water pathways throughout the Atlantic basin; and the impact of subpolar dynamics on the downstream signature of the meridional overturning circulation.  Additionally, the research scientist will work closely with postdoctoral researchers and graduate students in Dr. Lozier’s lab and coordinate communication among the OSNAP international and national partners.

Job Responsibility:  The individual will be expected to conduct high-quality research in physical oceanography; publish papers; and present work at national and international conferences.  The researcher will also work collaboratively with oceanographers at Georgia Tech and elsewhere on projects related to OSNAP.  Opportunities for cruise participation as part OSNAP will be available.

Qualifications: A PhD in physical oceanography or a related field is required, as is at least two years of post-PhD research experience. A background in large-scale oceanography is preferable and experience with observational and model data sets is desirable.  Excellent organizational and collaborative skills are required and strong oral and written communication skills are expected.

Start date: On or about December 1, 2019.

Salary: Commensurate with the individual’s experience and education.

Application Procedure/To apply: Interested individuals should send a CV, a one-page statement of research interest, and the names and contact information of at least 3 references to susan.lozier@gatech.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

https://apps.itos.uga.edu/ach/position/43560

Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Exeter

The above full time, permanent post is available from 1 January 2020.

Summary of the role/position

You will contribute to extending the research profile of Mathematics at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics and Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics. You will have knowledge and experience in the theory and/or numerical modelling of the large scale circulation of Earth and other planets, and will be able to advance and communicate knowledge in those fields.

The post will involve conducting state-of-the-art research in the circulation of planetary atmospheres and/or oceans, with particular but not exclusive reference to Earth. The post will require working in a multidisciplinary research environment, active development of research funding proposals, teaching at the undergraduate level and supervision of postgraduate students. The successful candidate will contribute to the growth and excellence of the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics.

Application deadline: July 15th, 2019

For more information, see https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=376738Ohc3&WVID=3817591jNg&LANG=USA

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