If you would like to include a position on this page, please contact the IOCCG Project Scientist, Dr. Venetia Stuart (Venetia.Stuart@dfo-mpo.gc.ca)

17 February 2020: Postdoc Position, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Postdoc Position in kelp resilience to changing conditions across the British Columbia coast

Applications are being accepted for a Pacific Salmon Foundation Postdoctoral position at the University of Victoria, Department of Geography.  The postdoc will be based in Victoria, Vancouver Island, and work under the supervision of Dr. Costa at UVic.  The focus of the research is to quantify kelp resilience to changing conditions across the British Columbia coast, encompassing overlapping gradients at an appropriate scale to tease apart biological and climate drivers.  The research is expected to address the following:

  1. Define spatiotemporal kelp resilience.Develop a spatiotemporal map of kelp extent based on (a) Contemporary (2005 to present) satellite data, including the Google Earth Engine kelp mapping tool (developed by the Hakai Institute) and high resolution satellite imagery in collaboration with the BC Kelp Analytical Mapping Group; (b) Intermediate (70s to 90s) data from large-scale coastal kelp inventories, as well as archived government data and coarse resolution satellite imagery from the Google Earth Engine kelp mapping tool and SPOT image archive; and (c) Available historical (1850-1950) spatial data based on British Admiralty Charts. (publication expected)
  2. II. Define the environmental and biological drivers of kelp change.Examine how environmental gradients in temperature and other climate drivers influence the spatiotemporal extent of kelp. From this analysis, we will determine the status of this important habitat and its capacity for resilience (resistance or recovery). (publication expected)

Ideal qualifications: A Ph.D. degree (completed by the time of appointment) in optical remote
sensing and Earth/biology/geography systems discipline.  Expertise in remote sensing and nearshore habitat ecology is ideal.  Other fields of expertise to be considered include oceanography, climate and atmospheric sciences, marine ecology, scientific computing and statistics, and strong collaborative skills.

Technical skills required: Programming skills (R, MATLAB®, python), statistical analysis skills, satellite imagery processing, analysis of multi-dimensional large data sets.

Application closure date: March 29, 2020.

Start date: As soon as possible

Position Length: Two years, pending annual review

Salary: $55,000

Applicants must submit:

  • A CV, including the e-mail and phone number for three references;
  • A short cover letter explaining the applicant’s motivation for working on the project and how previous experience qualifies them for this position;
  • Reprints of 3 published papers, if available.

Submit applications to:

Maycira Costa (maycira@uvic.ca)

Overall project background: Bull kelp(Nereocystis luetkeana) and giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) are important canopy-forming kelp species found in marine nearshore habitats on the west coast of Canada. These kelp species form complex, three-dimensional habitat that supports a diversity of fish, invertebrates, and marine mammals.  Canopy kelps are also amongst the most productive primary producers on the planet, serving as an important source of carbon to coastal food webs.  Canopy-forming kelps show high seasonal and interannual variability as their recruitment, growth, and survival are influenced by several abiotic (e.g., temperature, salinity, nutrients, light) and biotic (e.g., grazing, intraspecific competition) drivers.  As a result, kelp populations are expected to change in response to shifts in underlying environmental conditions associated with climate change.  They may also shift in response to changes in the biotic community (e.g., sea otter recovery, sea star wasting disease) or human activities (e.g., sea urchin harvest, kelp harvest).  Traditionally, kelp ecology has focused on individual research sites or regions encompassing a gradient of climate or biological drivers.  We aim to quantify kelp resilience to changing conditions across a larger scale – focusing on the British Columbia coast – encompassing overlapping gradients at an appropriate scale to tease apart biological and climate drivers.

10 February 2020: Postdoctoral researcher (2 years), Marseliie / Sète, France

Modeling the dynamics of Sargassum algae in the North Tropical Atlantic

Profile
Since 2011, massive amount of Sargassum algae are stranding on the coasts of the Lesser Antilles, Central America, Brazil and West Africa, causing severe economical, ecological and health issues. Sargassum satellite index revealed that these strandings come from colossal quantities of algae drifting from the central tropical Atlantic, disconnected from the historical Sargasso Sea. The origins of the rise and continuation of these blooms are still debated (Johns et al 2020).

This job opportunity is part of the FORESEA project (FOREcasting seasonal Sargassum Events in the Atlantic) funded by the French Research Agency ANR. The overall aim of FORESEA is to build a forecast model of Sargassum dynamics at basin and regional scales. State of the art datasets are available within this project :

  • (i) a new satellite-derived Sargassum index archive covering the last decade
  • (ii) dedicated physical-biogeochemical interannual simulations based on NEMO-PISCES model and
  • (iii) a surface drifter database.

Using these datasets, the candidate will design an innovative Lagrangian approach to simulate Sargassum algae physical and biological dynamics (drift, growth and decay). After validation, the model will be used to identify the major drivers of seasonal and interannual fluctuations of Sargassum, and explore capabilities for forecasting the Sargassum influx in the Caribbean region.

Applicants should have a PhD in physical or biogeochemical oceanography (or related fields) with an experience in numerical modeling, excellent communication skills, and willingness to engage into multidisciplinary work.

Laboratories and contacts:

MIO, https://www.mio.osupytheas.fr/, Marseille, France
MARBEC, http://www.umr-marbec.fr/, Sète, France

Interested candidates should send a CV and a motivation letter including two referees to Léo Berline (leo.berline@mio.osupytheas.fr) and Christophe Lett (christophe.lett@ird.fr). The postdoc is expected to start in the first half of 2020. Review of applications will start in
February 2020 until the position is filled. Duration is two years.

Johns et al. (2020):  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102269


27 January 2020: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, Canada

Hakai Coastal Initiative Postdoc Position in Ocean Remote Sensing and spatial-temporal dynamic of coastal marine biophysical provinces of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska

Applications are being accepted for a Hakai Postdoctoral position at the University of British Columbia, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and the University of Victoria, Department of Geography as part of the Hakai Coastal Initiative.  The postdoc will be based in Victoria, Vancouver Island, and work under the supervision of Dr. Costa at UVic and Dr. Hunt at UBC.  The focus of the research is to derive the spatial-temporal dynamic of coastal marine biophysical provinces of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska based on satellite imagery.  The research is expected to address the following:

  1. Define the spatial-temporal dynamic of the biogeochemical properties of the coastal oceans of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska? Task: Define the coastal marine biophysical provinces based on time series of Sentinel 3 derived products (2016 to present).  This analysis will be used to identify spatially distinct Coastal Ocean Biogeochemical provinces and resolve coastal dynamics at high spatial resolution. (publication expected)
  2. Conduct inter-comparison of Sentinel 3 and other products to address retrospective long term analysis (2002- present) of the coastal oceans of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. Task: Investigate the integration of satellite-derived products at different temporal and scale resolutions to conduct long term analysis. (publication expected).

The technical objective of the postdoc project: In collaboration with the Hakai Institute (https://www.hakai.org/), the postdoc is expected to build upon the already developed imagery processing tools for batch processing of satellite imagery that can be operationally maintained by the Institute.

Ideal qualifications:

A Ph.D. degree (completed by the time of appointment) in an optical remote sensing and oceanography and/or Earth systems discipline.  Expertise in ocean colour remote sensing/ocean ecology biogeochemistry is ideal.  Other fields of expertise to be considered include oceanography, climate and atmospheric sciences, marine biogeochemistry, phytoplankton ecosystem ecology, scientific computing, and statistics.

Technical skills required: Programming skills (MATLAB®, python), statistical analysis skills, satellite imagery processing, analysis of multi-dimensional large data sets.

Application closure date: February 30th, 2020.

Start date: As soon as possible

Position Length: Two years, pending annual review

Salary: $59,000 + benefits

Applicants must submit:

  • A CV, including the e-mail and phone number for three references;
  • A short cover letter explaining the applicant’s motivation for working on the project and how previous experience qualifies them for this position;
  • Reprints of 3 published papers, if available;

Equity and diversity are essential for academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nations, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Submit applications to:

Maycira Costa (maycira@uvic.ca) and Brian Hunt (b.hunt@oceans.ubc.ca).

Overall project background:

The coastal oceans of BC and SE Alaska are highly complex, influenced by oceanographic, climatic, and continental runoff processes that vary at different timescales.  This region of interaction between continental runoff and the coastal ocean supports diverse food-webs and determines the habitat available to forage fish and salmon, and controls biogeochemical cycling.  To date, no attempt has been made to characterize the spatial and temporal dynamics of the BC and SE Alaska coastal oceans.  This limits, for example, our ability to understand the ocean conditions experienced by juvenile salmon along their migration route.


24 January 2020: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of South Florida, Optical Oceanography Lab, USA

Postdoctoral scholar in Ocean Color Research and Applications, University of South Florida, Optical Oceanography Lab

The Optical Oceanography Lab of the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida (USF) is offering a Postdoctoral Scholar position in the field of coastal ocean color research and applications. We are seeking an outstanding scientist with a recent doctorate in aquatic science, remote sensing, or a closely related field to work on Federal and state funded projects.

Minimum:  Doctoral degree in aquatic science, remote sensing, or closely related field. Strong programming skills and willingness to work with interdisciplinary research teams are required.

Preferred:  The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in scholarly productivity in either field research, atmospheric correction, bio-optical inversion, or inter-disciplinary science. The successful candidate is expected to make significant improvements in remote sensing algorithms to assess algal blooms, optical water quality, and biogeochemical properties in coastal and inland waters. The successful candidate is also expected to derive customized and validated data products and apply these products in addressing inter-disciplinary Earth Science questions.

The position is available immediately, with an initial 1-year appointment. The appointment can be extended, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding availability. Salary is commensurable with experience.

The College of Marine Science at USF is a rapidly expanding group spanning all of the major marine science disciplines. We encourage interested applicants to review our research programs by visiting our web site at: http://www.marine.usf.edu . For information regarding the available position, please contact Dr. Brian Barnes, bbarnes4@mail.usf.edu. More information about the OOL can be found at https://optics.marine.usf.edu.

Apply:

Apply online at https://gems.fastmail.usf.edu:4440/psp/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=24193&PostingSeq=1

Or by searching for JobID 24193 within the careers@USF portal (https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/).

Please submit a statement of research interests, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three referees, no later than 7 February 2020 although the position will remain open until filled.  For disability accommodations, please call (727) 553-3942 at least five (5) working days in advance of need.

USF is an EO/EA/AA Institution


23 January 2020: Scientific programmer, LOG laboratory, Wimereux, France

Scientific programmer, LOG laboratory, Wimereux, France

Position duration: 1 year, starting date: 3rd March, 2020
Location of the position: Laboratoire d’Océanologie et de Géosciences (http://log.cnrs.fr/, Wimereux, France)

The “Remote Sensing and Hydrodynamic” team at the Oceanology and Geosciences laboratory in
France is seeking applications for a full-time scientific programmer/analyst to work on marine optics.

Duties:

– maintain and configure scripts and tools for data analysis and vizualisation
– implement algorithms to retrieve optical parameters and biogeochemical properties from space
– manage large multi-sensor databases.

Typical education and experience:

– background in physics or one of the physical sciences,
– experience in C, C++, Fortran, Matlab or Python, R, PostgreSQL
– Unix/Linux environment
– English read, written and spoken

Application:

The application (CV and motivation letter) should to be sent by email to Lucile Duforet-Gaurier (lucile.duforet@univ-littoral.fr) and Vincent Vantrepotte (vincent.vantrepotte@univ-littoral.fr) by 14 February, 2020.


20 January 2020: Two Postdoctoral Fellowships, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Postdoctoral fellowships in Water Color Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Amazon River-to-Sea Continuum

The Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA, University of São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil) invites applications for two Post-doctoral fellowships, supported by the São Paulo Research Support Foundation (FAPESP) thematic project TROCAS II (Biogeochemical blindspots along the lower Amazon River continuum: from land to the atmosphere and ocean, co-funded by the US National Science Foundation). The TROCAS objective is to understand the large-scale drivers that create the spatial and temporal variability in carbon remineralization and CO2 fluxes, expressed as Net Ecosystem Exchange (NEE), from the lower Amazon River out into the Amazon plume. The project is based at CENA, with partner institutions, coordinated by Dr. Victoria Ballester (CENA) and Dr. Jeffrey Richey (CENA/University of Washington, USA).

The post-doc for remote sensing, to be supervised by Dr. Ballester and Dr. Milton Kampel (National Institute for Space Research/INPE) will be expected to:

  • Develop and validate algorithms for estimating pCO2 in the study region, using in situ and water color remote sensing data coupled to field measurements.
  • Generate a time series of at least 10 (ten) years of pCO2 by applying the algorithm generated in the satellite images.
  • Analyze the spatiotemporal variability of pCO2 in the study region.
  • Be available to participate in field work campaigns in the Amazon region (10-30 days).
  • Contribute to the cyber-informatics of project databases and cloud access, as part of the elaboration of a dynamic information framework for final project presentation.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  1. A PhD. degree in Remote Sensing, Oceanography, Biology or related fields.
  2. Experience in above and below water radiometry including collecting and processing in situ radiometric and bio-optical data, fieldwork in the study region, and laboratory biogeochemical analyzes.
  3. Experience in one or more image processing and geoprocessing software such as SeaWiFS Data Analysis System (SeaDAS), ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth Engine.
  4. Experience in statistical analysis of time series.

The post-doc for modeling, to be supervised by Dr. Paulo Rosman (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and Dr. Richey,will be responsible for extending the current application of the environmental hydrodynamic modeling system SisBaHiA (www.sisbahia.coppe.ufrj.br) in both space (from lower river into inner shelf) and process detail. The successful candidate will:

  • Fine-tune physical model attributes and estimates of biogeochemical process rates.
  • Initiate calibration/validation of the model to in situ data.
  • When the model is capable of accurately estimating present day biogeochemical fluxes, run the model under scenarios of future change.
  • Explore coupling with an upstream basin hydrology model (e.g., VIC), and with downstream marine models (e.g., ROMS).
  • Contribute to the cyber-informatics of project databases and cloud access, as part of the elaboration of a dynamic information framework for final project presentation.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  1. A PhD. degree in Engineering, Oceanography, or related field.
  2. Experience in coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical modeling, preferably including SisBaHiA.
  3. Experience with computer programming languages and working with/developing hydrologic modeling frameworks, hydrologic data compilation, remote sensing experience a plus.

Brazilian and international applications are welcomed. The selected candidates will be involved in the planning and execution of research activities and may also act as co-advisor for project graduate and undergraduate students. Successful candidates will be expected to have fluency in English and Portuguese. A good track record of publications in high impact journal publications is expected. Experience in the Amazon region is a plus.

Period and Start of Activities

The fellowship duration is 24 months. Renewal may be for two additional periods of up to 12 months each, for a maximum of 48 months. The candidate should start the activities immediately after the fellowship is authorized by FAPESP.

Values and Conditions

  • Monthly (tax-free) fellowship of R$ 7.373,10, plus 15% of the annual amount for research-related expenses (technical reserve).
  • The candidate must have completed the doctorate no more than six years before the beginning of the fellowship.
  • The fellowship requires full dedication to the research project (except under the conditions described in resolution PR N° 13/2009 of July 15, 2009).
  • The fellowship holder must not have any formal or informal employment, nor receive, during the fellowship contract, a fellowship from another Institute, salary or remuneration arising from the exercise of activities of any nature.
  • To implement the fellowship, the selected candidate must present all the documentation required by FAPESP. For further details, please visit: http://www.fapesp.br/270.

How to apply

The submission deadline is February 20, 2020. Submissions are by email to: vicky@cena.usp.br and jrichey@uw.edu, mentioning in the Subject – “Remote sensing (or Modeling) postdoctoral fellowship, TROCAS II Project”, followed by your name, and submit the following files in PDF format:

  • A letter of interest of up to 2 pages in English, explaining your motivations for working on this project.
  • Short CV Lattes (for Brazilian applicants), including publications attesting the competence to work on the project, the candidate’s academic background and experience in related topics. For foreigners, please provide a short CV (maximum of 4 pages).

Selection

An initial screening will be based on the documentation presented. Candidates passing this screening will be asked for 3 letters of recommendation, and an interview (via Skype, if in person isn’t feasible). The selected candidate must submit the necessary documents for the FAPESP fellowship application within 15 days of its approval.

 

 


16 January 2020: Scientific Programmer/Analyst, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

Scientific Programmer/Analyst, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

NASA’s Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has an opening for an experienced scientific programmer/analyst to support the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA.  This position will support  implementation and evaluation of methods for retrieval of atmosphere and ocean optical properties and associated uncertainties using satellite remote sensing data.  The successful candidate must be eligible for unrestricted access to NASA facilities.

To view the detailed position description and qualifications and apply for this position, please visit the SAIC Careers Site: http://jobs.saic.com/ and enter Job ID 200519.


15 January 2020: Research Fellow, University of Stirling (UK)

Research Fellow, University of Stirling (UK)

The University of Stirling is looking to appoint enthusiastic and highly motivated research fellows to work across Horizon 2020 and UK projects on the development and application of satellite remote sensing for monitoring water quality in lakes and coastal waters and the integration of these data with novel in situ sensor observations. The successful applicants will join a rapidly growing and world-leading research group at the University of Stirling.

It is expected for the successful candidate to travel within the UK to different locations for the development and validation of satellite observations, the maintenance and deployment of in situ optical sensors, analysis of water samples, inter-comparison and evaluation of novel new sensors for in situ measurements and the curation, processing and analysis of in situ and satellite datasets.

Description of Duties

Applicants should have a willingness to a travel extensively within the UK and internationally for fieldwork. Skills in computer programming in one or more languages (e.g., Python or R) would also be an advantage for these positions. Valid UK or international driving licenses are also essential. There may also be opportunities for the successful candidates to contribute to other projects, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project students in the field and laboratory and contribute to and lead on applications for new research funding and fellowships.

Please contact Professor Andrew N. Tyler for further information about this position (a.n.tyler@stir.ac.uk). The deadline for applications is Sunday 02 February 2020.

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see the announcement at: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BXY571/research-fellow


8 January 2020: Earth Sciences Remote Sensing, Physical Scientist, NASA Ames Research, CA (USA)

Supervisory AST, Earth Sciences Remote Sensing, Physical Scientist

Two vacancies – Supervisor in the Atmospheric Science Branch and Supervisor in the Biospheric Science Branch. This is an unprecedented opportunity to join the Earth science leadership team at NASA Ames. The Branch Chiefs lead operations and provide technical and programmatic leadership of research portfolios in their respective scientific disciplines. Both branches oversee research portfolios that include strong measurement and analysis projects.

For further details see:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549836700


12 December 2019: Research Assistant in Ocean Color Remote Sensing, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Research Assistant Position in Ocean Color Remote Sensing

We are seeking an outstanding researcher who has well-developed skills in the field of coastal ocean color remote sensing and optical oceanography. The candidate will be studying the inherent and apparent optical properties of the Arabian Gulf water using in situ and satellite observations. The optical properties vary with the wavelength of the light, depth, and time. These measurements can be utilized together with numerical models for finding the amount and type of materials, including living microorganisms, and sediments within the water.

The successful candidate will be based in Abu Dhabi (UAE) at Khalifa University. The individual in this position will work on satellite data from various ocean color satellite sensors and field measurements from ocean and atmosphere to develop, validate, and evaluate algorithms for the remote retrieval of the ocean color and atmospheric products. For more information and how to apply  see the Position Announcement.

For queries please contact  maryamr.alshehhi@ku.ac.ae

Dr. Maryam R. Al Shehhi Assistant Professor,
Khaifa University Aby Dhabi,
UAE


11 December 2019: Postdoctoral Fellow (Ocean Modeller), Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Postdoctoral Fellow (Ocean Modeller)

We are seeking an outstanding scientist who can apply well-developed skills in physical oceanography and numerical modeling to address issues in coastal and shelf-scale oceanography related to system connectivity, productivity and spatial-temporal dynamics. The successful candidate will be based at Masdar Institute Campus, Abu Dhabi (UAE), part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The role of this position will be to define and initiate research into shelf-ocean interactions and coastal and shelf processes in Arabian Seas and Gulfs, especially the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The successful candidate will focus on improving the understanding of ocean circulation and the transport and fate of waterborne materials, and will also work closely with ocean color scientists in our group to observe and forecast adverse events in the marine environment, such as red tide, oil spills, and interpret the underlying mechanisms. For more information and how to apply  see the Position Announcement .

For queries please contact  maryamr.alshehhi@ku.ac.ae


6 December 2019: Researcher in Ocean Remote Sensing, University of Toulon, France

Researcher in Ocean Remote Sensing

Position duration: 1 year and 10 months, starting date: 1 March, 2020
Responsable: Audrey Minghelli, associate professor (minghelli@univ-tln.fr) ; +33.4.94.14.22.29
Partners: Léo Berline (M.I.O), Cristèle Chevalier (M.I.O), Julien Jouanno (LEGOS) and Malik Chami (Sorbonne Université)
Location of the position: Laboratoire Informatique et Systèmes (LIS), group « Signal-Image », University of Toulon, campus of La Garde (Toulon, France)

Description of the Position:

Since 2011, massive strandings of brown algae (Sargassum) have affected the coasts of the West Caribbean, Brazil and West Africa (figure 1). Their environmental and socio-economical impacts are now considered very significant, leading to growing concern in the scientific community and civil society. The FORESEA Project (supported by the French National Research Agency, 2020-2022) aims at monitoring, modeling and forecasting the Sargassum strandings in the ocean. Satellite Sargassum detection is central to understanding and predicting the phenomenon. Classical methods detect Sargassum with spectral indexes (AFAI, MCI, FLH) and the main objective of the position is to improve the Sargassum detection techniques from space. A special effort will be dedicated to identify rafts when located under a layer of water and to complementary make use of available satellite images (e.g., Sentinel-2 and 3, MODIS, VIIRS…) to monitor Sargassum at different scales (from 10 m to 300 m). From these multiscale observations, we expect to gain understanding on the observability of the Sargassum with high coverage – low resolution sensors such as MODIS, and on the dynamical properties of the Sargassum rafts (organization, aggregation, break-up, drift). To reduce the processing time, deep learning methods can be considered.

The schedule of the work will consist in (i) gathering the satellite ocean color data of interest for the project, (ii) correcting the satellite data for the atmospheric effects, (iii) applying the current bio-optical algorithms (and improving them if necessary) to identify and to determine the Sargassum abundance from satellite data.

Education and required skills

  • PhD in image processing and/or remote sensing;
  • Basic knowledge in radiative transfer modelling,
  • Deep learning methods, skills for the redaction and synthesis (oral and writing).
  • Good communication skills (oral and writing).
  • English read, written and spoken.
  • Knowledge in IDL, Matlab, Python language, ENVI software and Linux operating system is appreciated.

Application (CV and motivation letter) should to be sent by email to Audrey Minghelli (minghelli@univ-tln.fr) by 8 February, 2020.


2 December 2019: Biological Oceanography – Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Biological Oceanography – Assistant Professor Position

The Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites qualified applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position in Biological Oceanography at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall 2020.

USM offers an exceptional environment for a successful career in marine science with tremendous strength in collaboration across science, engineering, education and outreach. A regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized leader in marine science, SOSE comprises two academic divisions (Marine Science and Coastal Science), several R&D centers (Hydrographic Science Research Center, Center for Fisheries Research and Development, and Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center), and a fleet of research vessels. SOSE is rapidly expanding with a Center for Ocean Enterprise just breaking ground in October 2019 and a regional-class R/V funded by NSF to be delivered in 2022.

Division of Marine Sciences offers graduate and undergraduate programs across traditional marine science emphasis areas in biological, physical, chemical and geological oceanography, as well as hydrographic science and ocean engineering. The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and the M.S. degree in Hydrographic Science are delivered at the NASA Stennis Space Center, where Marine Science faculty benefit from close working relationships with a number of on-site federal agencies, including the Naval Research Laboratory-Stennis Space Center, the Naval Oceanographic Office, the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the USGS and NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center. The Marine Science and Ocean Engineering B.S. degree programs are delivered at the USM Gulf Coast Campus in Long Beach, MS, at USM’s main campus in Hattiesburg, MS, as well as at the recently opened USM Marine Research Center, which features a state-of-the-art fabrication lab, testing tank, and laboratory space.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography, biological oceanography, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience, and a demonstrated record of scholarship, service, grant development, communication, and commitment to diversity. The successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, and provide outstanding teaching in their field of specialization. The successful candidate should also demonstrate the potential to contribute across disciplines and promote the continued interdisciplinary growth of the academic and research programs within SOSE. Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications for the position, including a research plan, teaching philosophy with a curricular plan, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least four references. References will not be contacted until later stages of the search. Salary packages will be nationally competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications must be submitted online at: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1255&site=1. For inquiries about the position, contact Xiaodong Zhang, Chair of the Search Committee, at 1-228-688-3178 or Xiaodong.Zhang@usm.edu. Review of applications begins 1 February 2020 and continues until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2020. The successful candidate will be required to pass a NASA background security check to work at Stennis Space Center, and a USM employment background check.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply. For more information about Southern Miss, visit our website at http://www.usm.edu.


26 November 2019: NASA Earth Science Division Director, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

NASA Earth Science Division Director, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

Summary

The incumbent serves as the Director of the Earth Science Division (ESD), Science Mission Directorate (SMD), reporting to the Associate Administrator (AA). The incumbent is responsible for the implementation of ESD’s annual budget of approximately $1.9 billion.

To view the detailed position description and qualifications and apply for this position, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552569500


18 November 2019: Software Engineer at NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Software Engineer at NASA/GSFC, USA

SAIC has an opening for an experienced software engineer to support the Ocean Ecology Laboratory (OEL) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.  This position will perform web site and database development to support scientific satellite data product distribution and information dissemination for the OEL.  The successful candidate must be eligible for unrestricted access to NASA facilities.

To view the detailed position description and qualifications and apply for this position, please visit the SAIC Careers Site: http://jobs.saic.com/ and enter Job ID 1927334.


9 October 2019: Postdoctoral Fellow in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, Eawag (Lausanne) and University of Zurich, Switzerland

Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems. The Department of Surface Waters – Research and Management (Surf) is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in hyperspectral remote sensing of lake water quality.

The aim of this position is to explore the use of automated optical ground measurements and hydrodynamic simulations for the development of a new water quality retrieval algorithm for hyperspectral data. The position is part of a collaboration between Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and the University of Zurich.

Since summer 2019, measurements of inherent and apparent optical properties are recorded several times a day nearby a research platform in Lake Geneva (www.lexplore.ch), while hydrodynamic circulation is simulated with an operational 3D hydrodynamic model (www.meteolakes.ch). Remote sensing of water quality parameters is typically limited by assumptions concerning optical properties and their vertical homogeneity. Using automated measurements and simulations, we can replace current assumptions with qualified information and consequently enable better remote sensing algorithms.

We are looking for a motivated person at the post-doc level who will be involved in the following tasks:
• Development of a processing chain for hyperspectral data using existing methods
• Investigate relationships between vertical density gradients and optical
non-uniformities
• Identify spectral features that are sensitive to optical non-uniformities
• Implement and validate a retrieval algorithm that exploits hyperspectral, ground measured and simulated data at once

The successful candidate will have a PhD in remote sensing, data science, or similar. He will have an in-depth understanding of statistical analysis and excellent programming skills (e.g. Python, Matlab). Proficient spoken and written English, good organizational skills and an independent working style are required.

Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Applications must include a motivation letter and a CV. The period of appointment is 12 months with the option to extend by another 18 months, starting as agreed upon. Eawag offers a unique research and working environment and is committed to promoting equal opportunities for women and men and to support the compatibility of family and work. Applications from women are especially welcome. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult www.eawag.ch and www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment.

For further information please contact Dr Daniel Odermatt, E-mail daniel.odermatt@eawag.ch.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please click the link below to take you directly to the application form:

https://apply.refline.ch/673277/0743/LOFQ2yDTMSU1l1kJAQvasO6M1doeOOh0SFumoT80cGXVme3YEbcRw4/apply


4 October 2019: Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Ft. Pierce, FL. USA.

Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor in Engineering/Technology

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Ft. Pierce, FL is inviting applications at all professorial levels in the area of ocean engineering and technology. The successful applicant will develop and manage a research program concentrating on prototype development, testing, and scientific application in the field of marine optics. Associated technologies may involve optical sensing approaches for biogeochemical, optical, and physical oceanic properties, underwater and/or above water active and passive remote imaging systems, satellite remote sensing, hyperspectral imaging techniques, nonlinear optics for environmental sensing, lidar and other laser-based approaches, thermal imaging, compressive sensing, light-matter interactions for detection, underwater communication, bioluminescence detection, approaches for the active expression and detection of camouflage, and other applications related to marine optics. Responsibilities will include developing, enhancing and maintaining test equipment and facilities as necessary. Interest in these areas follows from the FAU strategic plan “Race to Excellence” and a new associated initiative on persistent surveillance in the marine environment.

Successful candidates at the Assistant Professor level are expected to establish a strong independent research program while successful candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level are expected to have a strong on-going record of scholarly research activity. All candidates are expected to demonstrate commitment to collaboration with the research groups within HBOI. Although the position has a core focus on research, formal teaching opportunities are also available. This position includes a start-up package and lab and office space.

FAU HBOI is one of the nation’s premier oceanographic centers, integrating all research at FAU that focuses on the research and management of ocean, estuaries and freshwater bodies. It is home to a research community of approximately 200 ocean scientists, staff and students that drive innovation in marine science and engineering, ocean optics, ocean dynamics and modeling, conservation of coral reefs, marine drug discovery, and studies of marine mammals and fisheries. More about FAU Harbor Branch and the institute can found at http://www.fau.edu/hboi/.

Minimum Qualification: 

  • PhD in Ocean Engineering, Physical Optics, or closely related field from an accredited institution required at time of application.
  • Knowledge and experience in optical modeling and optical laboratory setup are essential.
  • Experience in developing and managing a successful research program is necessary for consideration at the Associate and Full Professor levels, nominally over time periods of 5 and 10 years of experience, respectively.
  • Strong public presentation and communication skills are required.
  • Must be motivated to work on highly interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Experience in optical payload development for autonomous deployments is preferred.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor in Engineering Technology on the Office of Human Resources’ job website (https://fau.edu/jobs)  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, Statement of Research, at least three contacts for references/recommendations and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now REQ07446.

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

 FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.


6 September 2019: PhD candidate, Earth Observation of Response of Estuaries to Extreme Events, University of Twente, The Netherlands

PhD Candidate, Earth Observation of the Response of Estuaries to Extreme Events

Job description

The Department of Water Resources (WRS) of the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente is looking for a PhD student with expertise in coastal and estuarine systems and remote sensing.

The WRS Department works in the domains of Water and the Environment, focusing on water, food, energy and ecosystems security and sustainability. The department uses earth observation and in-situ ground truthing in combination with hydrologic and earth systems modelling and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the assessment and monitoring of the water, energy and biogeochemical cycles to support planning and management of water resources and freshwater and coastal ecosystems under global change.

The aim of this PhD project is to study the response of estuarine ecosystems to extreme events. Estuarine systems are inherently dynamic, shaped both by water from the river and the sea. You will develop remote sensing techniques for estimating the impact of extreme events (e.g., high waves during storms, floods, droughts) on estuarine systems, using time-series of satellite images. You will investigate how estuarine systems respond, depending on the nature, and intensity of the extreme events, and how, how fast and under what conditions systems can recover and adapt to these impacts (for example via bio-morphological interactions). You will focus on the effects of extreme events on sediment dynamics and water quality in estuarine systems. The research will result in a PhD thesis.

For more information and how to apply, see the job announcement at: https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/!/989907/phd-candidate-earth-observation-of-the-response-of-estuaries-to-extreme-events


6 September 2019: Assistant Professor, Earth Observation of Coastal Water Systems, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Assistant Professor, (Tenure Track position) Earth Observation of Coastal Water Systems

Job description

The Water Resources (WRS) Department of the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente works in the domains of Water and the Environment, focusing on water, food, energy and ecosystems security and sustainability. The department uses earth observation and in-situ ground truthing in combination with hydrologic and earth systems modelling and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the assessment and monitoring of the water, energy and biogeochemical cycles to support planning and management of water resources and freshwater and coastal ecosystems under global change.

We are seeking a highly talented and motivated individual, complementing our existing expertise in coastal systems and processes. We particularly encourage applicants with one (or more) of the following research interests/ specializations to apply: flooding and flood risk, drought and salinity impacts, biogeochemical fluxes and water quality, sediment dynamics, and impact of climate variability on coastal water systems, combined with earth observation techniques and analyses.

You are expected to build a vigorous, productive, externally funded research program, mentor MSc and PhD graduate students, and develop and teach graduate courses in your specialization. You are also expected to contribute to projects in the department and to contribute to the educational programme(s).

For more information and how to apply, see the job announcement at: https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/!/989852/assistant-professor-tenure-track-position-earth-observation-of-coastal-water-systems


6 September 2019: Ocean Optics Scientist, Sea-Bird Scientific, Bellevue, WA or Philomath, OR, USA

Job Description: Ocean Optics Scientist, Sea-Bird Scientific

Reports To: Director of Science

Sea-Bird Scientific was formed in 2010 by the union of Sea-Bird Electronics (Bellevue, WA), WET Labs (Philomath, OR) and Satlantic (Halifax, NS) (wholly owned subsidiaries of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR)). Sea-Bird Scientific is the world’s leading provider of advanced technology for oceanographic research enabling the world’s leading scientists to push the boundaries of ocean knowledge. Sea-Bird Scientific works with a global network of international representatives and partners to serve customers in more than 30 countries around the world. Our dedicated team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests with a common goal of serving the world’s oceanographic community with leading edge technology and solutions. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at one of our locations gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging “stretch” opportunities.

Sea-Bird Scientific is an EEO / AA employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information regarding our company’s, please visit the Sea-Bird Scientific website at www.seabird.com.

Purpose of Position:

Passion around accelerating the understanding of natural waters is your hallmark. Operating as a co-practitioner with the oceanographic scientific community to enable previously unobtainable scientific insights is your sweet spot.

As the Ocean Optics Scientist, you help make scientists successful and advocate for the advancement of science and partner with a cross-functional team to make our products. Sea-Bird Scientific’s strength is the fusion of science and technology. You are part of a team advocating for the advancement of science and technology.

This position can be based out of one of the Sea-Bird Scientific sites in Bellevue, WA or Philomath, OR

Please see the full job description for more information.


 

3 September 2019: Earth Observation Vacancies (up to 10) at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Earth Observation Vacancies (up to 10) at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

The Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) Earth Observation Science group has a world-class reputation in fundamental research on climate change and biogeochemical pools and cycles in aquatic systems; aquatic ecosystem and human health; and sustainable development issues in ocean, coastal and inland water environments. The group is one of the largest of its kind, with 30 open-ended (tenured) staff, and many international visitors and research students, creating a vibrant and dynamic working environment, comprising experts in ocean, coastal and inland water remote sensing, meteorology, in situ optics, biology, biogeochemistry and physics, Biogeochemical-Argo data, software engineering and computing. The group works with a variety of satellite sensors (ocean colour, altimeter, synthetic aperture radar, sea-surface temperature) and is engaged in processing of large amounts of data at European and global scales, developing novel algorithms and innovative applications. The group works closely with a number of outside collaborators from UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

The group has its own state-of-the-art data processing facilities, including a new £1M GPU-cluster to support artificial intelligence / machine learning, a 600 node processing grid, over 5 petabytes of data storage and complete global archives of key satellite sensors. The group also benefits from a newly completed suite of optical laboratories, instrumentation and access to the annual Atlantic Meridional Transect between the UK and the south Atlantic and local research vessels and moorings. With a global Earth observation processing capability, PML leads international projects, such as for the European Space Agency, and is facilitating capacity building in developing countries. The group is highly successful at earning research projects with funding from ESA, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), EC Horizon 2020, Copernicus, foundations (e.g. Simons Foundation) and international entities (e.g. KAUST).

The EO group is seeking to employ up to ten (10) new open-ended posts at either Scientist (post-doctoral or equivalent experience – salary up to £37,281) or Senior Scientist grade (salary up to £44,958).

Scientist grade posts will work in a variety of UK and international projects including:

  • research in the Red Sea and western Indian Ocean;
  • optical water-type classification in coastal and transitional waters;
  • monitoring the Carbon cycle from space;
  • investigating marine ecosystems and human health;
  • climate data records on ocean colour and lake colour.

Scientist-level applicants would have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant numerate discipline and will undertake and support high-quality research, data analysis and software development, with some flexibility in their weighting dependent on interests. You need to be highly motivated, capable of working independently as well as collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, and possess effective time management skills, to perform effectively in this busy and successful group.  Furthermore, over time Scientist-grades would be given the opportunity in time to develop their own ideas into research proposals.

Senior scientists are expected to have demonstrated success in supporting their own research with funding in EO of marine or freshwater science complementary to existing EOSA areas. They will also take leading roles in new or ongoing projects, and manage and mentor scientists working in related areas.

Finally, we would consider applications from candidates who do not hold a PhD or equivalent but who have demonstrated EO experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level and strong numerical and/or programming ability (at Junior Scientist level up to £28,652) who may wish to develop their career in Earth Observation within the group.

If you are interested in a role with our Earth Observation Group, please follow the link below and use the Apply Here link at the bottom of the page:

https://www.pml.ac.uk/Working_with_us/Vacancies/Earth_Observation_Vacancies_(up_to_10_posts)

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2019.  If you have questions: careers-at-pml.ac.uk

Please visit our new website at www.pml.ac.uk and follow us on Twitter @PlymouthMarine

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Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales, company number 4178503. Registered Charity No. 1091222. Registered Office: Prospect Place, The Hoe, Plymouth  PL1 3DH, UK.

 

30 July 2019: Postdoctoral Fellow in Ocean Optics and Particle Dynamics (University of Southern Mississippi, USA)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ocean Optics and Particle Dynamics (University of Southern Mississippi, USA)

Applications are being accepted for a PostDoctoral Fellow position in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering, the University of Southern Mississippi beginning September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The focus of the research is to derive the size distribution of particles by a combination of direct measurement and optical inversion as a part of NASA EXPORTS project. The work may include, but is not necessarily limited to:

  1. Conduct and analyze laboratory and field measurements to determine the volume scattering functions;
  2. Develop inversion algorithms that utilize polarization information in particle scattering;
  3. Analyze particle flux from surface to twilight zone.

Minimum: Ph. D. degree in the field of marine science, remote sensing, or a closely related quantitative discipline. Strong programming skills.

Preferred: The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in scholar productivity in conducting and interpreting field- and/or lab-based optical measurements, ocean color remote sensing, or inter-disciplinary science. The successful candidate is expected to make significant improvement in interpreting volume scattering function measurements collected in the field to advance the knowledge in hydrological optics and to derive biogeochemical stocks in aquatic environment.

This is full time, 12-month position, with a funding period of 3 years (pending annual review and funding availability). Annual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position also qualifies for a full benefit package. Interested candidates may address questions regarding the position to Dr. Xiaodong Zhang (xiaodong.zhang@usm.edu) but applications must be submitted through the USM’s Jobs link, https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=857&site=1. Review of applications will begin as soon as the applications are received.



29 July 2019: : Research Assistant - Marine Bio-Optics, Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group, Curtin University (Perth, Western Australia)

Research Assistant – Marine Bio-Optics, Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group (RSSRG) at Curtin University (Perth, Western Australia)

Description:
The Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group (RSSRG) at Curtin University (Perth, Western Australia), is part of a national and international network of scientists that undertake quantitative research in the field of Earth observations from space. We have a number of research projects going on, including field research related to calibration and validation of satellite ocean colour remote sensing observations, satellite data processing, development of data processing algorithms, and oceanographic research based on using satellite observations.

We have a new position available for a Research Assistant- Marine Bio-Optics. This role supports the Academic Project Lead by providing specialist technical expertise for, and management of, RSSRG activities carried out in the frame of the “Satellite ocean colour sub-facility”, funded by the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS; http://imos.org.au). Activities include:

  • Manage all aspects of the project in the field including deployment / recovery, servicing / maintenance, and data processing for the profiling bio-optical mooring that RSSRG plans to deploy off Rottnest Island, WA.
  • Liaise/work with the other groups involved into the IMOS “Satellite ocean colour sub-facility”, and more broadly with the Australian community involved into similar activities towards establishing data acquisition protocol documents, improving data processing codes and consistency of data collection and processing practices among this community.
  • Liaise with and manage relationships with relevant project partners and stakeholders, coordinating with all parties throughout all phases of the project.
  • Ensure the quality-control of the data and process to a level where it become usable for research. This includes data from radiometers, absorption/attenuation and backscattering meters, chlorophyll fluorescence, temperature / salinity / oxygen.
  • Ensure specialist equipment is maintained and fully operational, liaising with the manufacturer, as required.

More details and the link to apply: https://staff.curtin.edu.au/job-vacancies/?ja-job=56527



26 July 2019: PACE Applications Coordinator at NASA GSFC, USA

The PACE Applications Coordinator is responsible for implementing the PACE Applications Program, which aims to enhance the applications value and societal benefits of the PACE mission.

The specifics of the position are posted on the following web link:  PACE Applications Coordinator position.

 


19 July 2019: [Ocean-Color] Position Opening at NASA/GSFC, USA

SAIC has an opening for an experienced software engineer to support the Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OBDAAC) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.  This position will support archival, quality assurance, and redistribution of oceanographic and atmospheric field data used for calibration, validation and product algorithm development for ocean color missions.  The successful candidate must be eligible for unrestricted access to NASA facilities.

To view the detailed position description and qualifications and apply for this position, please visit the SAIC Careers Site: http://jobs.saic.com/ and enter Job ID 449254.


8 July 2019: Optical Instrumentation Engineer and Scientific Computing Engineer, Villefanche-sur-Mer, France

The BOUSSOLE project is seeking applicants for an optical instrumentation engineer and a scientific computing engineer positions

The BOUSSOLE project (“Buoy for the acquisition of a Long-term Optical Series”) is one of the two currently active open-ocean sites delivering data for system vicarious calibration of satellite ocean colour sensors, as well as for validation of the geophysical products delivered by these missions. BOUSSOLE has been running for the last 20 years from the marine optics group of the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV) in France (http://omtab.obs-vlfr.fr). The measurement site is located in the NW Mediterranean sea, 60 km offshore, where a buoy continuously records radiometric quantities and optical properties. Monthly cruises are carried out to service the mooring and collect additional data. All details on the project can be found at http://www.obs-vlfr.fr/Boussole/

BOUSSOLE seeks two highly qualified applicants to work on field data collection and management of an instrument pool (job description here) and on data processing and quality control (and here). These positions are initially for 2 years, full time, including a 6-month probation period, and could be extended depending on funding availability, and on the applicant performance and will.

Application:  You can apply either through the links provided above in this paragraph or by sending your CV plus motivation letter directly to the BOUSSOLE project manager, Vincenzo Vellucci: enzo@obs-vlfr.fr, with copy to the project PI, David Antoine: antoine@obs-vlfr.fr

Closing date: 26th July 2019.


18 June 2019: Scientific Python Guru, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Scientific Python Guru
Salary up to £37,281
Full time – Open Ended Appointment
Closing Date: 10 July 2019

We are looking for a Python guru interested to apply excellent coding skills to a range of satellite remote sensing challenges. You should be able to use Python to an excellent standard resulting in clear, concise, and well-constructed code that is efficient, elegant and robust.

The PML Earth Observation Science group is responsible for research and development of satellite Earth Observation products resulting in scientific publications and applications that can be commercialised by our Centre for Geospatial Applications. We provide data to arguably the largest and most ambitious Earth observation and climate change programmes currently underway: the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), Copernicus Land Monitoring Service and the ESA Climate Change Initiative.

It would be an advantage but not essential to have a background in Earth observation, satellite algorithm development or environmental science: primarily we need an experienced programmer capable of understanding complex issues, designing an effective solution, and delivering streamlined, well documented code in a team consisting of researchers and developers with strong programming expertise. As a python guru you will be able to advise others on best practise and efficient solutions.

The EO group resources include an in-house grid computing infrastructure of approximately 1,400 CPUs and 7 TB RAM; more than 8.5 PB of storage (and growing regularly); a cutting-edge GPU cluster boasting 1.3 Tb graphics processing memory and 230,000 compute cores optimised for deep learning; a 2 Gbps internet connection.

You should be able to demonstrate your Python programming prowess: this may take the form of an industry-recognised qualification, an undergraduate degree, or a post-graduate qualification, although these are not mandatory. It may be that you have chosen your own path to guru status and you can demonstrate your knowledge and experience in other ways. The post is based in our office in Plymouth and offered with an open ended contract at Technologist level, with a salary up to £37,281. In addition, you will have a generous 30 days of annual leave plus 8 days of public holiday. The position advertised is a full-time role at 37 hours per week. We also operate a flexible working policy.

Apply here: https://advanced.advorto.com/PML/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=21286; interviews will be held on 25th & 26th July 2019.


18 June 2019: Python guru (2 posts), Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Python Guru (2 posts)
Salary up to £37,281 or £44,958 per annum
Full time – Open Ended Appointment
Closing Date: 10 July 2019

We are looking for two Python gurus. You should be able to write Python to an excellent standard resulting in clear, concise, and well-constructed code that is efficient, elegant and robust.
Ideally, you will have a passion for Python that you can pass on to others; you should be able to explain our concepts, and your chosen approach to a problem, with clarity and passion.

The Centre for Geospatial Applications is responsible for producing Earth Observation data products using satellite data inputs on a commercial scale. We provide data to arguably the largest and most ambitious Earth observation and climate change programmes currently underway; our marine data is core to the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), and ESA’s Climate Change Initiative. You do not need to have any previous knowledge of Earth observation, satellite data formats, or algorithm development – we can teach you that part – but we do need an experienced and competent programmer capable of understanding complex issues, designing an effective solution, and delivering streamlined, well documented code that just works.

The resources that we work with to deliver our products will be available to you; these include an in-house grid computing infrastructure of approximately 1,400 CPUs and 7 TB RAM; more than 8.5 PB of storage (and growing regularly); a cutting-edge GPU cluster boasting 1.3 Tb graphics processing memory, and 230,000 compute cores optimised for deep learning ; a 2 Gbps internet connection.

You should be able to demonstrate your Python programming prowess; this may take the form of an industry recognised qualification, an undergraduate degree, or a post-graduate qualification, although these are not mandatory. It may be that you have chosen your own path to guru status and you can demonstrate your knowledge and experience in other ways.

The role is based in our office in Plymouth and offered with an open ended contract. This post is offered at Technologist level, with a salary up to £37,281, or at Senior Technologist level, with a salary up to £44,958, depending on experience. In addition, you will have a generous 30 days of annual leave plus 8 days of public holiday. We also operate a flexible working policy.

Apply here: https://advanced.advorto.com/PML/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=21285; interviews to be held on Thursday 25th July and Friday 26th July.


22 May 2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioluminescence Response, Florida Atlantic University, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioluminescence Response

Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioluminescence Response, Fort Pierce, FL.

The Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioluminescence Sensor Development, will characterize the bioluminescence response of marine organisms with new prototype sensor systems being developed at HBOI. One sensor system will measure the temporal kinetics and intensity of bioluminescence responses concurrently with several ancillary measurements including a holographic imaging system, shear probes, and sensors to measure the optical properties of water. Several types of marine organisms will be tested in the lab, including phytoplankton, microzooplankton, Cnidaria, and krill. Another sensor system is a SPLATcam, which images the bioluminescence responses of organisms impacting a screen during water column profiling. The Fellow is expected to be involved in aspects of development and characterization of these systems. The Fellow is also expected to participate in field deployments with these systems, data interpretation in terms of organism distributions in time and space, and publication of results.

Minimum Qualification:  

  • Ph.D from an accredited institution with applicable coursework in an appropriate scientific degree required at time of application.
  • Strong proficiency in MATLAB required.
  • Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team with scientists, engineers of different disciplines (electronic, optical, software and computer), technicians and students required.
  • Ability to travel, perform fieldwork, and participate in oceanographic research cruises required.
  • Experience with organisms in the marine environment, bioluminescence behavioral responses, and ocean optics preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours when required to conduct fieldwork and research cruises.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.

 All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Postdoctoral Fellow Bioluminescence Response) on the Office of Human Resources’ job website (https://fau.edu/jobs)  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

Recommendation letters should be submitted directly Catherine Rossmell (crossmel@fau.edu).The subject of the email should clearly state the name of the candidate and the position.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now (REQ06054)

 Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

 FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.


21 May 2019: Research Opportunity: EPA ORISE post-Master's position, North Carolina, USA

A research opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), Exposure Methods and Measurements Division (EMMD) in Durham, North Carolina.

Data from satellite remote sensing can address and inform communities on water quality changes that impact societal uses, such as consumption and recreation. This research project explores issues relevant to understanding the general utility of remotely sensed data for cyanobacteria and seagrass occurrence monitoring using commercial satellite sensors such as Planet Dove and RapidEye, and Digital Globe World View platforms. This research project develops scientific approaches for mainstreaming satellite water quality capabilities into U.S. fresh and estuarine water quality management decisions (e.g.  www.epa.gov/cyanoproject). This research project is on the cutting edge of water quality monitoring and applied satellite operations transitioning to high performance and cloud computing resources. The research participant will be involved in geospatial statistics, computer coding, and ecological/human health exposure related research.

The research participant may have the opportunity to interact with multiple federal agencies and academics involved in a broader research effort addressing various issues related to satellite water quality research for inland waters and estuaries. The research participant will have the opportunity to gain experience using data and tools developed by multiple federal agencies and academic institutions. The research participant will also have an opportunity to gain experience in problem formulation, data analysis and interpretation, statistical and mathematical programming, and technical communication. The research participant will be encouraged to participate in writing manuscripts and presentations.

For more details see:  https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EPA-ORD-NERL-EMMD-2019-02
If there are any questions, please contact  Blake Schaeffer at schaeffer.blake@epa.gov.


18 April 2019: Data and Web Services Engineer, Geospatial Applications, Plymouth, UK

Data and Web Services Engineer, Geospatial Applications

The Geospatial Applications group is seeking a talented, reliable data and web services developer to join a small but growing team developing software and tools to work with Earth observation data from satellites. You will be a key member of data visualisation team within a wider group in the development of web-based technologies used by clients including major national and international commercial companies and organisations, as well as the UK Space Agency, European Space Agency, Science and Technology Facilities Council, and UK Government departments.

To view the detailed position description and qualifications and apply for this position, please visit https://advanced.advorto.com/PML/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=21061#.XLin_OPV672

 


11 March 2019: NASA PostDoc Opportunity with GEOAquaWatch, NASA GSFC, USA

NASA Postdoctoral Program Opportunities:  In situ and satellite-derived observations of global water quality: Validation and Assessment

Opportunity ID: 19249
Opportunity URL; https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/details/?ro=19249
Location:  Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Field of Science: Earth Science
Advisor: Stephanie Uz, Primary Advisor
301-286-0549
stephanie.uz@nasa.gov

Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizens Accepted
Lawful Permanent Residents Accepted
Foreign Nationals Accepted – Note: At this time, GSFC does not accept NPP applications from citizens of designated countries unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S. The Designated Countries List is available at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/

Description: The Applied Sciences Manager at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center seeks a post-doc candidate in the area of water quality. The new candidate will work closely with AquaWatch, the water quality initiative by the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) as well as Goddard labs that process and validate aquatic satellite data and develop a near-real time information system to monitor water quality using current multi-spectral satellite data and future hyperspectral data from PACE and any field campaigns associated with a potential mission on Surface Biology and Geology, currently an architecture study. Prospective candidates will work closely with AquaWatch to grow Earth Observation-derived water quality products to support effective monitoring, management and decision-making. This effort will contribute to building and maintaining an operational, collaborative global water quality validation system using available in situ data from the international aquatic science community. Validation activities will include quality checks of inland and coastal water quality products derived from satellites, metrics of algorithm performance, and refining data products. Validation will also ensure the satellite-derived products meet scientific requirements for research and global applications, including the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  In addition, data from robust, long-term in situ aquatic databases such as SeaBASS https://seabass.gsfc.nasa.gov and LIMNADES https://www.limnades.org/ will be incorporated along with new sources of data from developing countries and under-sampled regions. Another source of global in situ data is AERONET-OC, which contains globally distributed autonomous radiometer systems maintained at fixed coastal nearshore and inland sites. This validation effort will include building international partnerships (similar to the previous NASA SIMBIOS program) and exploiting networks such as AERONET-OC for product validation and water quality monitoring. Prospective candidates may also support capacity building in conjunction with NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) program, among others. Candidates should have experience in one or more of the following: aquatic remote sensing, bio-optical sampling, limnology, oceanography, environmental science, and/or data assimilation. Experience with NASA Earth science satellite missions or research activities is desirable.

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