Assistant Professor – SUNY-ESF

The State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level to start in Fall 2018. The successful candidates will be required to teach introductory Physics courses, conduct research in their areas of specialty, assist in the development of a new “Physics Program” at ESF, and participate in service activities. The research area is open; illustrative examples include soft matter, computer simulation, computational fluid mechanics, atmospheric or oceanic physics, energy system modeling, renewable materials science, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, or geoengineering. Opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty at the Department of Physics and the Biomaterials Institute at neighboring Syracuse University. We seek candidates with excellence in both teaching and research and commitment to professional and University service.

Responsibilities: Organizing and teaching introductory physics courses (lecture and laboratory), supervising M.S. and Ph. D students, maintaining a vigorous independent research program with strong potential for external funding, and participating in service activities that support SUNY-ESF’s mission and relevant professional groups.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering is required by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral or equivalent research experience.

Application Procedure:  Application is online only. Visit our website, click on Current Vacancies to find Assistant Professor Physics Courses / Open Research. Applications should include: (1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests and experience, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and (5) names and contact information for three references. Complete application packages must be submitted as a single document in PDF format.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for optimal consideration candidates should submit their application by March 1, 2018. Expected start date is Fall 2018.

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Postdoctoral Scholar – Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

A Postdoctoral Scholar award will be offered to a new or recent doctorate in the fields of oceanography and closely related subject. Our ideal candidate will propose to study a multidisciplinary research topic that takes advantage of the research opportunities and facilities offered at BIOS (including frequent access to the deep ocean, repeat measurements and long term monitoring of ocean properties, integration of glider observations with traditional ship-based measurements). We welcome a broad range of potential topics for study, including physical oceanography process studies at all scales, biogeochemical research with practical experimentation, and system modelling with strong integration of data. The award is designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis on supporting the individual’s research promise in his/her chosen area of research.

Familiarity with the U.S. research environment would be an asset.

Applicants should have received their doctoral degree within the past 3 years or completed by November 1, 2018, the expected start date for the position. The recipient will receive full salary support for an eighteen-month appointment, with possibility of extension depending on performance success. Limited support is also available for relocation, travel to scientific meetings, equipment and supplies.

Applicants should outline their research objectives, what programs they would like to work with and what oceanographic facilities they would hope to use, and identify suitable mentors amongst resident scientists at BIOS who would act as sponsor and general advisor throughout the award period. Communication with potential BIOS advisors prior to submitting an application is encouraged.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an independent U.S. not-for-profit marine research and education organization with 501(c)(3) status and a Bermuda Registered Charity #116 employing a multi-national staff of approximately eighty people. Scientific activities at BIOS are wide-ranging and include oceanographic and atmospheric time-series studies, coral reef research and ocean and human health interactions. Activities include oceanographic and marine biological research conducted by resident and visiting scientists, and university-level courses on a variety of marine science topics. The Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS;, Hydrostation S program (, the Oceanic Flux Program (, and BIOS-SCOPE ( are major long-term initiatives of BIOS. The institution also supports the operations of the RV Atlantic Explorer, a UNOLS-scheduled research ship, and recently has been investing in new autonomous underwater systems with several electric gliders available for research activities (the Mid-Atlantic Glider Initiative and Collaboration (MAGIC; Additional information on BIOS can be found at

Qualified candidates should submit their application to include: a cover letter, a statement of research and education interests, and a curriculum vitae including names of references to: The HR Manager, BIOS, 17 Biological Station, St. Georges, GE01, Bermuda; Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions about the position and the research opportunities available at BIOS should be directed to William Curry, President and CEO (, and Nicholas Bates, Director of Research (

Post-Doctoral Associate – NYU Abu Dhabi

Post-Doctoral Associate: Lagrangian Numerical Methods for Studying Ocean Dynamics and Biogeochemistry

Division of Sciences and Mathematics

NYU Abu Dhabi

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position on Lagrangian numerical methods for studying ocean dynamics with Professor Francesco Paparella at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). The appointment will be for two years with potential for further renewal, starting in preferably by June 2018. Competitive salary and generous benefits are offered.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a Lagrangian numerical code running as a subsystem of an ocean circulation model (ROMS will likely be the initial testbed). The code will focus on on-line (that is, running synchronously with the circulation model) advection of a very large number of Lagrangian particles. After an initial phase in which the code will be used mostly to elucidate physical properties of the flows, the goal is to use it as the foundation for innovative biogeochemical modelling. The post-doc will have direct access to NYUAD’s high performance computing facility (the Dalma cluster), and will be working in close contact with researchers and other post-docs of the Center for Prototype Climate Modeling (, joining a small team of scientists engaged in a broad effort to develop Lagrangian models to understand and model Ocean and Atmospheric dynamics. Funds will be available for travel to conferences and for other collaborative endeavors.

Applicants must hold a PhD in ocean/atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics or related fields. The successful applicant will have significant experience in developing numerical codes in Fortran or C, in addition to running parallel code on high performance computing facilities and analyzing its outputs. A working knowledge of the principles of geophysical fluid dynamics, in particular ocean dynamics, is desirable. Familiarity with ocean or atmospheric circulation models, and in particular with ROMS will be a plus.

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at for instructions and information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please email

About NYUAD:

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complimented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.

Entering its sixth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complimented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.


Mentoring relationships – ‘Cheating on my mentor’

In the most recent edition of Science a graduate student shares their experience seeking mentorship aside from the relationship with their primary advisor. While MPOWIR exclusively offers mentoring opportunities outside the advisor-advisee role, this piece brings to light many of the potential emotions, and benefits, of having multiple mentors. As such, the authors experience will likely resonate with the MPOWIR community.  Boehnke summarizes the experience toward the end of the piece: “As I learned firsthand, it is not realistic to always expect immediate feedback, exhaustive answers, and quick and productive meetings all from a single individual, who is, after all, human, with their own life and career to foster. With my mentoring team, I receive different things from different people, and incorporating their perspectives into my work has enriched both my research and my life.”

Read full ‘Science’ article

Kevin F. Boehnke, 2018. Cheating on my mentor. Science, 359, 6374, p. 486, doi: 10.1126/science.359.6374.486

Shelf Seas Modelling Scientist – NOC

Shelf Seas Modelling Scientist
Fixed Term, Full Time (37 hours per week)
Marine Systems Modelling Group, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Liverpool, UK

About the role:

We seek a talented and enthusiastic shelf seas modelling scientist to join the vibrant Marine Systems Modelling group at NOC in Liverpool, UK. The successful candidate will work at the interface between models and observations to improve our ability to understand and predict fine scale physical processes in shelf sea environment. She/he will work on developing and applying the data-assimilation modelling system, based on NEMO and NEMOVAR, currently used in the NW European Continental shelf seas, particularly exploiting data arising from autonomous marine observing platforms, such as marine gliders. The specific scientific focus will be predicting the physical processes that control plankton Read more ›

Post-Doctoral Researcher – National Park Service and University of Alaska

Vacancy Announcement: Physical Oceanography Post-Doctoral Researcher

An adventurous post-doctoral researcher is sought to lead an Arctic research project that will improve our understanding of Bering Strait region coastal systems and their connections to offshore marine waters. Joining the strengths of two 100-year-old institutions, this position will work in close collaboration with both the National Park Service ( and the University of Alaska Fairbanks ( The position is designed to provide coastal physical oceanography expertise to National Park Service studies in Alaska and technical assistance for coastal physical issues nationally.

Initially, this position provides an opportunity to develop a more complete picture of how the waters of the Western Arctic Parklands and Bering Land Bridge National Park are connected to the greater Bering and Chukchi seas. The goal would be to tie this information to ongoing oceanographic research in the Bering Strait (e.g., the Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program Similar opportunities in and near other National Parks in Alaska may also present themselves. For example, the nearshore waters and regulating processes of the Kenai Fjords National Park coastal zone are insufficiently described to fully understand the implications of changing glacial inputs. Ongoing research within these fjords and offshore include activities of the Gulf Watch Alaska research program (

UAF is Alaska’s research university, North America’s Arctic university and a world leader in both Arctic and climate-change research. CFOS has 52 faculty, over 100 graduate students and more than 50 undergraduate students engaged in research in Alaskan waters and throughout the world (  The College offers a B.S. in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, a B.A. in Fisheries, Minors in Marine Science and Fisheries, a new Master of Marine Studies degree program, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology and Fisheries. The UAF campus houses the Ocean Acidification Research Center, the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, a new Multi-Collector ICPMS, and the Autonomous Remote Technology (ART) laboratory, which operates a fleet of Slocum gliders and high-frequency (HF) current-mapping radars. Coastal facilities include the Seward Marine Center and Mooring Loft, the NOAA-UAF Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, and the Lena Point Fisheries Facility.

Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography or a related field from an accredited university. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Disciplinary expertise for this position should be in the area of ocean physics, coastal oceanography, and/or ocean modeling. The position offers opportunities for field work in remote regions. Two years of full-time funding are available for this position.

UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. Interested applicants should submit (1) a brief cover letter that outlines a statement of interest and qualifications (including research, teaching, and outreach plans), (2) a curriculum vitae (CV), and (3) contact information for three professional references (address, email and phone number). Applications must be submitted through Careers at UA for Job Number 508567 at To ensure consideration, applications must be received no later than 15 March 2018 by 11:00 PM Alaska Standard Time. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Seth Danielson, Search Committee Chair, at 907-474-7834 or at Direct link to job announcement is:

Postdoctoral Researcher – National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

Postdoctoral Researcher: Marine Physicist, Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

About the role:
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher position in NOC’s Marine Physics and Ocean climate (MPOC) group investigating and large-scale ocean uptake and heat and carbon. The successful candidate will undertake targeted research tasks to contribute to large research projects and support the communication and management of these projects.

The focus of the research tasks will be on the analysis of observations and observational products to quantify variability of ocean properties and ocean circulation and identify the impacts of that variability on the oceans role in the climate system. The initial focus will be in the South Atlantic and will include an analysis of data from Argo floats to identify the importance of Indian Ocean waters in setting the properties of the upper 1000m.

The post will also contribute to the communication of these research tasks and the achievements of the broader projects (AtlantOS and SMURPHS) within which the tasks sit through publications and presentations.

The post holder will also support the communication and delivery of the NERC-funded research projects, TICTOC and ABC-fluxes. Working with Principal Investigator Elaine McDonagh this role will include ensuring delivery of these projects and communicating the achievements of the projects to project investigators and other key stakeholders.

This is a Fixed Term Appointment, with funding on a full-time basis for two years offered on NERC terms and conditions and open to internal and external candidates. We welcome applications for full and part-time working.

This is a postdoctoral researcher (Band 6) position and the salary band will be £28,200 to £30,600 per annum.

For part-time posts, the salary will be calculated on a pro rata basis and all part-time employees will have full access to NERC benefits.

Hours of Work:
The hours of working are 37 hours per week for a full-time post and reduced pro-rata for a part-time post.

About you:
The successful applicants will be motivated and productive scientists, joining a network of International researchers involved as project partners, investigators, postdoctoral researchers and students. The ability to work as part of such a team is essential.

What we can offer you:
In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free car-parking. Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

About us:
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world.

With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development. Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community (

If you have any questions about these posts please contact, Dr Elaine McDonagh (, Associate Head of Marine Physics and Ocean Climate Group.

Our Commitment as an Employer:
The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and is working towards achieving Bronze status for Athena SWAN – a scheme that recognizes excellence in women’s employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.
The NOC is committed to making the NOC ‘a great place to be, where our people succeed and deliver great work’. The NOC is committed to being recognised as a flexible employer to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible and the NOC’s Flexible Working Policy gives all employees the right to request flexible working.

How to apply:
All internal and external applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website at quoting reference number IRC243675. To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV (including covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role). If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867003.

Closing date: 4th February 2018

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Winter Newsletter

MPOWIR at Ocean Sciences: MPOWIR is planning several activities at Ocean Sciences.

Town Hall: ‘Making the Most of Mentoring Relationships’, Monday, February 12th from 12:45pm- 01:45pm, Oregon Convention Center – D137-D138

MPOWIR recently conducted a community survey on mentoring needs.  Highlights of the survey results will be shared and discussed.  Motivated by the results of the survey, this townhall will provide information for students and early career scientists on building and effectively utilizing mentoring relationships, and best mentoring practices for advisors.  LuAnne Thompson (University of Washington) will be the lead speaker, and will be joined by a panel of individuals diverse in their career stages, employment type, and experiences to share their mentoring perspectives.  All members of the oceanographic community, regardless of gender or career stage, are encouraged to participate.  Lunch will be provided on a first come basis.

MPOWIR Social: Thursday, February 15th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Produce Row Cafe. Open to all past and current participants and senior scientists involved in MPOWIR activities – come and reconnect! Please RSVP via the included link so we are best able to plan for attendance.

LGBTQ Social:  All LGBTQ oceanographers and allies are welcome to attend a social event in Portland on Wednesday, February 14th from 7:00pm-9:00pm, location to be announced. Come meet your peers and build community! Please RSVP below so we can plan for attendance and send you updates. Any questions can be sent to

NASA MPOWIR Speaker Series: Applications will open in January 2018.  Explore career opportunities at NASA, visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory or Goddard Space Flight Center, present your research, and network with NASA scientists.

MPOWIR Webinars: The next webinar is planned for May, 2018. Visit the link below suggest topics and to receive updates about scheduled webinars.  Recordings of both Kim Cobb’s and Fiamma Straneo’s presentations will be available online:

MPOWIR Blog: Includes job listings, and announcements of other relevant opportunities.  Please visit regularly.  If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please contact Sarah Clem (

Research Associate – University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory

The Ocean Physics Department (OPD) in Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking Post-doctoral Research Associates with research interests in upper ocean mixing processes and turbulence. This is a full-time (100% FTE) appointment, with an expected term of up to 36 months subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

The Research Associate will work with an observational and modeling team to conduct and analyze a detailed observational study of mixing processes at the base of the upper ocean boundary layer during Fall 2018.  Skills in oceanographic data analysis, ocean dynamics and mixing processes are desirable.  Successful applicants must hold a recent (no more than 4-years) PhD or foreign equivalent in order to assume a post-doctoral position.

A transition to permanent staff following the completion of the post-doc appointment is possible subject to availability of funds and the demonstration of an interest in developing independent research initiatives during the course of the post-doc appointment. Opportunities to collaborate with scientists across APL and the UW campus provide access to a broad range of expertise both during the post-doctoral research and as a permanent member of the staff.

APL-UW serves society by contributing new knowledge and technology to the national defense enterprise, industry, public policy makers, and academia. The Laboratory’s broad and deep experience in undersea science and technology is a significant reason why APL-UW is one of only five Department of Defense-designated University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) having long-term, large-scale, formal connections to the U.S. Navy.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The University of Washington is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The University serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The University promotes diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, and staff and the public; we seek applicants who are committed to these principles. Thus, we are strongly seeking applicants whose research, teaching, and/or service have not only prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, but have also given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

The position offers salary commensurate with experience, as well as the University’s excellent comprehensive benefits package. Details are available at

Further information on current research at OPD and APL, by department and principal investigator, can be found at:

Application Instructions

Screening of applicants will begin on February 1, 2018; the position will be open until filled. Travel expenses may be covered to allow finalists to present their recent work in an APL seminar in Seattle, WA.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically:

  • A curriculum vitae,
  • A publication list,
  • A brief research proposal (no more than 5 pages, double-spaced, excluding bibliography and figures) describing research to be pursued during a two-year tenure at the University of Washington, and
  • The names of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference.

Applications should be submitted preferably via email to:

Dr. Eric D’Asaro

Sr. Principal Oceanographer, Ocean Physics Department Chair

Applied Physics Laboratory – University of Washington

1013 NE 40th Street

Box 355640

Seattle, WA 98105-6698

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Future Faculty Workshop

Future Faculty Workshop| April 30-May 3, 2018

 Develop Your Career
The NextProf Science Workshop is designed to encourage talented scientists and mathematicians with a demonstrated commitment to diversity to consider academia — an exciting and rewarding career. We will help you develop strategies to strengthen your ability to pursue an academic career. Travel, lodging, and meals will be provided. Learn more at About NextProf.

Listen. Learn. Network.
At NextProf Science, you will learn:

  • how the faculty search process works
  • how to build successful research programs
  • how to form a teaching and mentoring philosophy
  • why a network is important

Expand your network at NextProf Science.  Join colleagues, faculty, and academic leaders from across the country. Spend time with your host department, meeting faculty who share your interests. Learn how diverse faculty embrace the challenges of research and teaching. Share conversations with successful faculty members about their goals and views of academia.

Deadline: February 14, 2018
Applications are now open!!
Find the link and helpful hints at “How to Apply

  • Fill out the online application
  • ask your references to send the letters via the NextProf email address:

Share the NextProf-Science-2018-handout with people who should consider applying to the workshop!

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