Postdoctoral Fellow Coupled Physical-biogeochemical Modeling of Water Quality & Harmful Algal Blooms via AGU

Florida Atlantic University

Fort Pierce, FL, USA 🇺🇸

HBOI Postdoctoral Fellow Coupled Physical-biogeochemical Modeling of Water Quality and Harmful Algal Blooms

REQ12547

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Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow Coupled Physical-biogeochemical Modeling of Water Quality and Harmful Algal Blooms – Ft. Pierce, FL.

The Postdoctoral Fellow Coupled Physical-biogeochemical Modeling of Water Quality and Harmful Algal Blooms conducts coupled physical-biogeochemical modeling of water quality and harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Florida estuaries and coastal oceans.

The primary research areas will be south Florida estuaries including Florida Bay and Caloosahatchee Estuary. These areas have experienced different types of HABs involving both freshwater and saltwater species. The main objectives of numerical modeling are to understand the controlling physical and biogeochemical processes including watershed nutrient inputs, internal nutrient cycles, and modulation by sediment diagenesis and vegetation. The goals are to predict future changes of water quality, phytoplankton blooms, and ecosystems under the influences of human activity and climate change.

The position is jointly funded by NASA, EPA, and HBOI Foundation including HBOI Florida Center for Coastal and Human Health that involve a team of collaborators with diverse interests in remote sensing, laboratory experiments, and field observations (https://www.fau.edu/hboi/flcchh/). In this role, the Postdoctoral Fellow collaborates with scientists within and outside of FAU in a university culture to foster innovation and collaboration. The initial appointment will be two year with possible renewal depending on funding availability and the job performance.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement coupled physical-biogeochemical models for various freshwater lakes, estuarine and coastal regions
  • Perform numerical simulations, analysis of the model results, and data analysis
  • Prepares scientific reports, presentations, and/or publications

Additional duties and responsibilities:

  • Occasionally participate and assist in field and/or lab work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Marine Science, Oceanography, or closely related fields by time of application.

Strong mathematical skills and significant programming experience (e.g., Fortran, Matlab, Python, Linux).

Significant experience in numerical modeling and familiar with at least one of the ocean models such as ROMS, POM, and FVCOM.

Significant experience in marine interdisciplinary research such as hydrodynamic, biogeochemistry, phytoplankton blooms, and/or ecosystem dynamics.

Must be a self-motivated and independent modeler with strong interest in conducting interdisciplinary work to understand water quality and ecosystem health in freshwater lake, estuaries, and coastal oceans.
Must be willing to collaborate with scientists within and outside of FAU in a university culture that fosters innovation and collaboration.

Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.

Salary: $54,000 – $60,000 per year.

College or Department: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Location: Harbor Branch (HBOI)

Work Days and Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

Application Deadline: Until filled

Special Instructions to Applicant:

This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. This position may close without prior notice.

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) copies of official transcripts, (5) contact information for three references.

Transcripts:
The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Accommodations:
Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now (REQ12547).

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. For communication assistance, call 7-1-1.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development