The incumbent will work on a project to be determined jointly with and approved by the team leaders of the ICCE research thrust using information from the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES) long-term data sets. These include data from the Coral Monitoring program (including spatial/temporal data on fishes and invertebrates), oceanographic data (ADCP current speed, direction and some wave properties, CTD, and thermistor and fluorescence). Ideally the data will be used to answer scientific questions and hypotheses in the area of bio-physical coupled systems, impact of climate change on tropical ecosystems, ecosystem stability, etc. Along with utilizing the existing data set, the project should include experimentation and/or simulation modeling. The incumbent will work as part of the research team at CMES and will contribute to the continued development of the research program at CMES, with the Virgin Islands – Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) research thrust of Integrated Caribbean Coastal Ecosystems (ICCE) as the basis to the research program.
Ph.D. in oceanography (biological, chemical, geological or physical) plus strong quantitative and computational skills. Desired experience include, but not limited to data acquisition and processing, ocean modeling, oceanographic instrumentation and numerical techniques.
To apply, visit the University of the Virgin Islands Human Resources website: http://careers.uvi.edu, applications need to be directly online. Review of applications will begin on May 23; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.