Faculty position – Marine Ecology/Oceanography, Sea Education Association

Sea Education Association (SEA), http://www.sea.edu invites applications for a full-time 9-month faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in Marine Ecology/Oceanography. We are a non-profit educational institution located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, teaching innovative, rigorous, and interdisciplinary oceanography and environmental science SEA Semester® programs on our campus in Woods Hole, and aboard our state-of-the-art sailing research vessels, SSV Corwith Cramer and SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific. These undergraduate semester courses consist of intensive classroom instruction complemented by a 4-7 week research cruise to execute independent student research. Teaching responsibilities include two semester programs and selected seminars or academic support projects each year. The position is a renewable appointment for nine months of work over a twelve-month period, involving up to 14 weeks per year at sea in the role of Chief Scientist with the remaining 25 weeks of work based in Woods Hole (Falmouth), MA.

The successful candidate will pursue a professional agenda of innovative interdisciplinary teaching, excellent scholarship and possess the desire to join and contribute to a deeply committed educational community. Successful applicants will be expected to teach courses on a variety of topics including marine ecology, marine biology, oceanography, and oceanographic field methods. Climate change and marine biodiversity are important components of many of our programs.  The candidate will also supervise independent research projects carried out at sea. A Ph.D. in marine science, oceanography, or marine biology is required with extensive field experience desired. Research interests in coral reef ecosystems preferred.

A review of applications will begin May 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references. E-mail application materials to oceanographysearch@sea.edu. Questions about this position may also be sent to this email address.

SEA is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization; our goal is to create an academic and working community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

Salary includes a competitive benefits package. SEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MPOWIR Webinar – Growing Your Leadership Presence

Join MPOWIR for our next webinar!

MPOWIR Webinars feature topics particularly pertinent to early scientists, but are open to women and men at all career stages.

Growing Your Leadership Presence

With presenter Claudia Benitez-Nelson

Associate Dean for Instruction, Community Engagement, & Research
College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor
School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment
University of South Carolina

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT

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If you missed out on previous webinars, they are now available on the MPOWIR website: http://mpowir.org/get-involved/webinar-series/webinar-videos/

Postdoctoral Fellow – Oceanographic Data Scientist, USNW

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Fellow – Oceanographic Data Scientist in regional physical oceanography in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW Sydney.

About the role

  • $91,743-$98,127 per annum plus (up to 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • ~ 2 years Fixed Term (to 30 June 2020).
  • Full-time

The position is based will be based at the Coastal and Regional Oceanography group, within the School of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science, UNSW Australia (www.oceanography.unsw.edu.au).  We are a dynamic group of researchers, including academics, postdocs, technical staff and students conducting research focused on the East Australian Current and the dynamics of the continental shelf circulation along the coast of SE Australia.

The role involves contributing to the leadership of the NSW-IMOS oceanographic moorings sub-facility, responsibility for development of oceanographic data products (e.g climatologies, statistics, trends), data processing, quality control, data dissemination and real time display.

About the successful Applicant

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in physical oceanography or physical data science related field.
  • The ability to analyse and critically assess oceanographic data including QA/QC.
  • Proficiency working with and organizing large geophysical datasets.
  • Excellent programming ability, including proficiency in Matlab or Python, and NetCDF; and experience working in a Linux environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated capability in writing scientific and  /or technical reports;
  • Strong leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team; demonstrated high level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.

Applicants may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.  You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Moninya Roughan A/Prof School of Mathematics and Statistics

Email:  mroughan@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 9 May 2018

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NSF-UNOLS Early Career Training Cruise Opportunity

UNOLS is seeking applications from early career scientists at U.S. universities who are interested in participating in an oceanographic research cruise that will continue an investigation of a chain of seamounts west of the East Pacific Rise at 8° 20’ N followed by a detailed survey the East Pacific Rise ~ 9° 50’ N that last erupted in 2005-2006. The NSF-funded cruise will take place aboard RV Atlantis Dec. 3-21, 2018, departing Manzanillo, MX and returning to San Diego, CA. The primary ECS objective will involve hands-on instruction on conducting deep-submergence vehicle-based field research.  New faculty and post-docs are welcome to apply. It may be possible to accommodate graduate students; however, this will depend on the applicant pool and disciplinary breadth. A maximum of 10 applicants will be selected to participate on the cruise and others may be selected for shore-based collaboration as there will be daily ship/shore and reverse communications capabilities via increased satellite bandwidth on the ship for the cruise duration.

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Science Director – Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy

Science Director
Environment, Marine, Sciences

Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE)
Halifax City, Nova Scotia

The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) is Canada’s lead test site for tidal stream energy, an emerging form of clean energy technology. A key component of FORCE’s mandate is environmental monitoring and stewardship. As tidal stream devices are deployed in the Minas Passage, FORCE is committed to understanding any potential environmental effects and reporting these findings to regulators and the public.

Job Overview

Reporting to the General Manager, the Science Director will:

  • Manage all components of the environmental program including environmental effects monitoring, project management, working with advisory committees and regulators, permitting and approvals.
  • Support FORCE’s technical research and development program management and implementation.
  • Provide guidance and support to data collection, processing and analysis of FORCE’s hydroacoustic based fish monitoring program.
  • Develop and maintain research collaborations with local, national, and international scientists in tidal energy research.
  • Provide scientific oversight and advocacy in support of FORCE’s research and monitoring programs.
  • Manage environmental program support staff including ocean technologists and subcontractors.
  • Support stakeholder engagement activities, including presentations and meetings with First Nations, fishers and coastal communities.
  • Support the board of directors and FORCE staff to deliver the FORCE mandate.


Education and Experience:​

  • Master’s or PhD degree in marine environmental science, fisheries biology or a relevant marine field.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.

The following characteristics will be considered a strong asset:

  • Experience with fisheries acoustics.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills.
  • Experience writing grants.
  • Experience with public speaking.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders and building networks.
  • Knowledge in occupational health and safety practices.


This is a permanent, full-time position. Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience. The successful candidate may choose either Parrsboro or Halifax, Nova Scotia, as the primary work location. A valid driver’s license is required; candidates must be willing to travel.

How to Apply:

To ensure your application is reviewed, apply by 4:00PM AST, April 27, 2018. We may review subsequent applications if necessary, until the vacancy is filled. Please email your resume and cover letter in confidence to jobs@fundyforce.ca with the subject header “Science Director.” FORCE welcomes submissions from all interested parties; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this opportunity, please e-mail jobs@fundyforce.ca or call Lindsay Bennett at 902-406-1166 ext. 0


ORCE is Canada’s lead test facility for tidal stream energy technology, located in the Bay of Fundy. As a not-for-profit research lab, FORCE collaborates with government, industry, academia and the public to better understand if this technology can play a safe, effective role in Canada’s energy future. Since 2009, FORCE has built the electrical infrastructure to allow in-stream devices to deliver power to the provincial grid, and in partnership with academic and research institutions, invested $15 million in research, monitoring and the Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology program, increasing understanding and scientific knowledge of the Minas Passage. FORCE receives funding support from the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and participating developers.

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Excellence Post-doctoral Programme – Interdisciplinary School for the Blue Plane

Program description

The “Interdisciplinary School for the Blue Planet” (ISblue) launches an excellence post-doctoral programme, inspired by similar programs in the Unites States such as the NOAA Climate Change and Global Change or the WHOI postdoctoral fellowship programs. This call continues the International postdoctoral fellowship programme offered by LabexMER since 2012. The eligible themes and laboratories are those described in the ISblue research strategy presentation. The overall objective are to allow young talented scientists to propose their own research project in marine sciences and technology to be carried out in one or several ISblue laboratory(ies), and to promote their career development.

The postdoctoral appointment is for a period of two years. Recipients of the awards will receive a net salary of about €2,400 per month (take-home salary). In addition, support is available for travel expenses, equipment and supplies. Work contract will include national health and dental insurance, as well as retirement and unemployment benefits.

How to apply ?

The applicants must have obtained a PhD. They have to submit an original research project relevant to one of the ISblue research thematic priorities, and propose a collaboration with a local researcher(s). The local researcher(s) should (i) be affiliated to one of the ISblue laboratories and (ii) provide the candidate the means he/she needs to carry out his/her project (office, data, access to lab space and equipment, etc.). Please note that applications can only be accepted via the online application system within the announced application period.


Postdoctoral Research Scientists – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Columbia Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science each seek an outstanding candidate for a new initiative between Columbia University and the University of California, Irvine. This initiative is aimed at launching a major effort to apply deep learning techniques to improve sub-grid physical parameterizations in climate models. The selected Postdoctoral Research Scientists are crucial to the success of this initiative that allows newly minted PhD researchers to benefit from multiple perspectives and specialties. Each successful candidate will preferably combine expertise in fundamental geophysical fluid dynamics and numerical modeling with new statistical inference methods. Each of the two positions will have a distinct focus, but the Postdoctoral Research Scientists will be expected to work collaboratively. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist with atmospheric science and the Postdoctoral Research Scientist with physical oceanography will use their differing, yet connected research fields to further the findings of deep learning techniques to improve sub-grid physical parameterizations in climate models. Both teams will interact remotely frequently to exploit commonalities in methodology.

Physical Oceanography
The Postdoctoral Research Scientist in physical oceanography will be primarily responsible for investigating parameterization of ocean mesoscale and submesoscale turbulent transport and air-sea interaction. This position is based at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and supervised by Prof. Ryan Abernathey.

Atmospheric Science
The Postdoctoral Research Scientist in atmospheric science will be primarily responsible for investigating parameterization of atmospheric convection and cloud-radiation interaction. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will be co-supervised by Prof. Mike Pritchard in the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine and Prof. Pierre Gentine in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University. This Postdoctoral Research Scientist will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with Prof. Pritchard who is a specialist in climate modeling and parameterization, as well as Prof. Gentine who is highly experienced in machine learning. This position will be split evenly between the two sites (UC Irvine and Columbia), with some travel between the two sites anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography or a closely related discipline (Physical Oceanography position)
  • A Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science or a closely related discipline (Atmospheric Science position)

Preferred Qualifications (both positions)

  • Experience designing and running numerical simulations
  • Experience in statistical analysis of large dataset
  • Proficiency in programming python and familiarity with machine learning libraries such as tensorflow or Keras


Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment. These are full time appointments, initially for one year with a second year extension conditional on satisfactory performance and funding. Search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. Only online applications will be accepted.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a code sample, and names and addresses of 3 references.

If you are interested in further information and in applying for the Physical Oceanography position please see:

If you are interested in further information and in applying for the Atmospheric Science position please see:

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer –

Program Director Position – NSF

The Division of Ocean Sciences is looking to fill a program director position in the Physical Oceanography program, ideally with a start date in Fall 2018. This position requires a demonstrated record of independent research in physical oceanography or related fields, as well as a PhD degree plus a minimum of six years of experience post degree, or a Masters plus eight years of equivalent experience. The successful candidate will work as part of a group of four program directors in the program. This position may be filled with a rotator or permanent appointment. We also anticipate a second opening in early 2019.

If you have any questions about NSF’s Physical Oceanography program, please contact Dr. Mete Uz (bmuz@nsf.gov), Lead Program Director for Physical Oceanography.

Rotator position:

Permanent position:

Postdoctoral researcher – University of Reading

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the Environmental Research Division and work on a 3-year NERC funded project to implement and test a newly developed process-based model of ocean heat uptake that will improve the accuracy of climate change projections by simple climate models.

You will have:

  • A recently completed PhD in Physical Oceanography or related discipline
  • Experience with analysing oceanic observations and/or climate model simulations
  • Strong numeracy skills and proficiency in a programming language such as Python/Matlab/Fortran
  • Publication record commensurate with experience

Principal Investigator: Rémi Tailleux (R.G.J.Tailleux@reading.ac.uk)

Interviews will be held on 13 June 2018

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Postdoctoral Research Position – University of Georgia

Postdoctoral Research Position in Physical Oceanography

A postdoctoral research position in physical oceanography is available at the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia. The successful candidate will investigate the oceanic transport of meltwater in the Labrador Sea. The work will build on the results of Luo et al. (Nature Geoscience, 2016) and focus on quantifying the different mechanisms controlling the export of low-salinity coastal water off Greenland. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physical oceanography or closely related field. Candidates with aptitude for analysis of extensive data sets and/or experience with numerical models are especially encouraged to apply. The position is initially for 12 months with possibility of extension for two additional years pending satisfactory performance. Additional information about the project can be found at https://castelaolab.wordpress.com. To apply, please submit a statement of research interests and a resume/CV that includes the names and contact information of three professional references to castelao@uga.edu. Inquiries about the position can be directed via email to Dr. Renato Castelao at castelao@uga.edu. For full consideration, applications must be received by 04/27/2018.