Scientist in Physical Oceanography – NIOZ

Junior Scientist (tenure track) or Senior Scientist in Physical Oceanography

The Department of Ocean Systems (OCS; headed by prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart) is looking for a highly motivated junior scientist (tenure track) or a senior scientist in observational Physical Oceanography with an extensive track record based on seagoing research and a focus on the deeper parts of the ocean.


VACANCY ID:         2018-095
CLOSING DATE:    January 21 2019

Researchers working within OCS aim to understand the role of the oceans in regulating global biogeochemical cycles, primary productivity and climate. Within this framework, one of the key objectives within the department is to investigate the dark, deep sea. This part of the ocean remains largely unexplored and therefore yields surprises almost every time we visit it.

As our new junior – or senior scientist, you will help us investigating processes in physical oceanography across spatial scales, partly by actively participating in seagoing oceanographic research. During your research you will apply modern observational techniques, including moored instruments, landers, shipborne CTD and a free-falling microstructure profiler. These approaches will help you to understand the interactions between physical processes, the sea floor topography and impacts on ocean biology in the deep ocean. Read more ›

MS opportunities, Ocean, Coastal and Environmental Sciences – UTRGV

MS opportunities in computational earth system and ocean science

MS opportunities in Ocean, Coastal and Environmental Sciences ( in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Science ( at the new UTRGV Port Isabel Coastal Studies lab near beautiful South Padre Island on the South Texas gulf coast starting in Spring, Summer or Fall 2019. Possible research topics within the field of computational earth system and ocean science include: 1) connectivity and dispersal in the Gulf of Mexico applied to biological and pollutant transport,  2) climate change and extreme forcing events (e.g. nuclear winter) on global ocean productivity and fisheries production. Research includes data analytics of existing model and observational data, and running and analysis of ocean transport and fisheries models.
To apply, please email to Prof. Cheryl Harrison (
  • Resume/CV
  • Unofficial copy of current transcript
  • Statement of interest that includes:
    • academic status, expected graduation date, and target start date
    • brief description of prior research experiences and relevant work experiences
    • motivations and career goals relative to this opportunity
    • list of relevant courses
    • programming and data analysis experience (e.g., python, matlab, unix…)
Students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Programming enthusiasm is necessary, but extensive experience is not. Graduate applications are “rolling” for this program, meaning students can apply at any time and be admitted the following term. See link above to the UTRGV graduate program for admission requirements.

Earth system modelling – Summer School

ESM Summer School 2019

A summer school for early-career scientists on Earth system modelling will be held on the 9-19 September 2019 in Bad Aibling (Germany). The school will be organised in the frame of the ESM project.

The school is directed towards early career scientists and will include a combination of lectures on Earth system components, theoretical aspects, numerical modelling, data assimilation and coupling of numerical models for the Earth system. The school will also comprise exercises and hands-on sessions in an inspiring environment. An international set of instructors will be teaching the sessions in English. The school will also include social and networking activities including an excursion to discover the beautiful surroundings of Bad Aibling.
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L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program


The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships program. Celebrating its fifteenth year in the U.S., the For Women in Science program has awarded 75 postdoctoral women scientists nearly $4 million grants.

L’Oréal USA partners with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to manage the program’s application and peer-review process. Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing some of the nation’s leading academic institutions and laboratories.


The 2019 L’Oréal USA for Women in Science application is now open. Apply HERE.

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Assistant Professor of Marine Science – Coastal Carolina University

This position is for a 9 month tenure-track assistant professor in the Marine Science department. Applicants with expertise in marine chemistry or physical oceanography are invited to apply. This position will be expected to teach introductory level marine science courses, upper division courses in marine/environmental chemistry or physical oceanography, and courses within the applicant’s area of expertise. The primary teaching responsibilities are within the undergraduate Marine Science program. The applicant is expected to develop a viable externally funded research program in their specialty actively involving undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in marine science or related field and post-doctoral experience is preferred.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, equatorial oceanography and the ocean carbon cycle – University of Texas

Postdoctoral Position in Ocean Carbon Cycle

The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in equatorial oceanography and the ocean carbon cycle. UTIG, a research unit of the Jackson School of Geosciences at UT Austin, is known for international field programs in geophysics, planetary science, and Earth sciences.

The selected candidate will collaborate with Dr. Pedro DiNezio on an NSF-funded project studying ongoing and future changes in sea-air CO2 exchange over the tropical Pacific Ocean. This project will use a combination of existing and new Earth System Model (ESM) simulations to study the effects of increasing CO2, ocean circulation, warmer temperatures, and biology on equatorial outgassing of CO2. Model dependence of the results will be explored using existing output from CMIP models. The research will involve configuring, running, and analyzing climate model simulations, observational analysis, and the development of process-based diagnostics.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in climate dynamics, physical/chemical oceanography; ability analyzing large multi-model climate/oceanographic datasets; ability designing and performing climate model experiments using CESM or a similar model on a shared super-computing platform; experience using MATLAB, NCO, Python, or NCL; experience with UNIX shell scripting and Fortran.
  • Written and oral communication skills sufficient to lead and author manuscripts and present research at conferences.

The initial appointment is for one year with a potential extension for an additional year. Starting date is flexible during winter/spring of 2019. Salary is $60,000 per year and appointees are eligible for group health and dental insurance. Limited support will be available for travel, equipment, and other research expenses.

Applications must contain:

  1. a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes education, employment history, and publications;
  2. a concise statement of research interests and how they align with the study of the role of the tropical oceans in the carbon cycle; and
  3. names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide references.

Consideration of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Applicants can send applications electronically as email attachment to Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Pedro DiNezio.

NextProf Science 2019 – University of Michigan

Future Faculty Workshop| May 6-May 9, 2019

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 3, 2019
Applications will open in January.
Find the link and helpful hints at “How to Apply

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Postdoctoral fellow in theoretical ocean dynamics – University of Toronto

The successful candidate will complement and have the opportunity to collaborate with the Department of Physics’s vibrant Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Physics group (, which we are a part of. The research setting at the University of Toronto is further enriched by the existence of the University‐wide Centre for Global Change Science as well as the School of the Environment. Computational facilities include SciNet, the most powerful university‐based advanced research computing facility in Canada. For more information about the Department of Physics, please visit us at

Job Description:

The ocean and waves dynamics group in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto ( is seeking to hire a post-doctoral researcher for a duration of one year, renewable for an additional year, to be filled as soon as possible.

Topics of research we have in mind involve bottom mixing turbulence in the ocean; interactions between geostrophic flow, internal waves, and bathymetry; non-stationary processes in the ocean; etc. However, applicants have considerable freedom to propose their own research ideas, should they choose to do so. We expect the candidate to develop fundamental knowledge in these areas, using primarily theoretical and numerical models of various complexities.

FTE: The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

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Assistant Professor – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Assistant Professor position in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Science at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to be part of a growing ocean and coastal sciences research cluster. We are seeking candidates with a teaching and research focus that will complement and expand on our existing research areas, which include: coastal geology and geomorphology; coastal watersheds and wetlands; physical oceanography; biophysical interactions; environmental variability and climate change; continental shelf, benthic, planktonic, and fish species population connectivity and genetics; biochemistry and marine geochemistry; and ocean observing and sensing. We are especially interested in candidates who can make use of the abundant, under-studied natural laboratories of the region and are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration within the School.

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MPOWIR Webinar with Colleen Mouw – Recording now available

On December 3, 2018 MPOWIR hosted a webinar on ‘Productivity and Writing’, presented by Dr. Colleen Mouw. A recording of her talk is now available on the MPOWIR website. Follow the link below if you were unable to attend, would like to rewatch the webinar, or want to share it with a colleague. All previous webinars are also posted for viewing.