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)

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

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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

 


19 March 2019: Software Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, USA

Software engineer to support the Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OBDAAC) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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 445366.

 


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.

Apply Now: https://npp.usra.edu/applicant_connect/?action=editOpportunity&proj=14722&sem=552


27 February 2019: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant: Marine Remote Sensing Analyst, University of Hull, UK

An opportunity is open to work at the University of Hull using state-of-the-art high performance computing (@HULL_HPC_VIPER) to automate image processing, build DataCubes, and create products. You will work in the Department of Biology and Marine Sciences with an experienced project team combining marine biology, physics and offshore engineering in Project Aura (www.aurawindenergy.com).

You will lead the development of automated data processing for the east coast region of the UK to deliver analysis-ready data and tailor-made products and services for a range of maritime users. In a fast-moving field, you will use your knowledge and network to keep up-to-date with latest developments in the processing and use of satellite data, particularly Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2. You will liaise with other project partners and be able to demonstrate the benefits of the project’s services to customers.

The knowledge and qualifications that you will have are:

Essential:

  • An analytical and numerical background with a PhD in a subject such as Computer Science / Remote Sensing / Information Technology / Maths / Physics / Image Processing or related subjects
  • Strong numeracy, Python programming and developmental skills, and ability to exploit published scientific literature and technical reports if needed
  • Knowledge of parallel processing and parallelization of code; specifically to build a data processing pipeline to pre-process satellite optical and radar images.

Please see the full requirements of the post in the job description at https://jobs.hull.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=FS0400. Interviews will take place in early April 2019.

For informal enquiries please contact: Dr Rodney Forster (r.forster@hull.ac.uk) Dept of Biological and Marine Sciences.

 


14 February 2019: Data & Web Services Engineer, Geospatial Applications, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
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. For further information see:  https://advanced.advorto.com/PML/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=21061#.XF26BHd2uUl

11 January 2019: Ocean Colour Remote Sensing Ph.D. Position, Geesthacht, Germany

Ph.D. Position  in the area of Ocean Colour Remote Sensing
Code no. 2019/KO 1
The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, is located near Hamburg. You can find more information at http://www.hzg.de. The Institute of Coastal Research investigates the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of the coastal ocean and the impact of anthropogenic influences on the natural state.

Long-term satellite time series of ocean color are ideally suited to investigate spatial and temporal changes and patterns of algal blooms in coastal seas in response to physical or anthropogenic drivers. Algorithms for these optically complex coastal waters have been developed by the Remote Sensing Group at the Institute of Coastal Research.

We offer a PhD position (m/f/d) to study the interaction between physical and biological processes in coastal waters based on remote sensing of ocean color and additional oceanographic and climatological data. Of particular interest are the spatial and temporal patterns of algal blooms in coastal seas, especially their origin and phenology in relation to stratification, bathymetry, storms, flood events, or long-term changes.

We invite applications for a Ph.D. position (m/f/d) in the research group Remote Sensing at the Institute of Coastal Research with preferred starting date as soon as possible. The position is limited to three years with the degree being awarded through the University of Kiel.

The tasks of the successful candidate will include:
– utilization of satellite ocean color data, mainly Sentinel-2/MSI, Sentinel-3/OLCI, and different climatological data
– investigate spatial as well as short- and long-term patterns and drivers of phytoplankton growth in coastal waters of the north Sea and global shelf seas
– investigate phytoplankton abundance and optical diversity
– presentation of results in scientific publications and on international conferences
– working as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team within the institute and with external academic partners

Essential qualifications:
– a Master’s in oceanography, marine or atmospheric science, physics or related disciplines
– good knowledge of ocean dynamics
– experience with data analysis and statistics
– excellent communication skills and team player
– good communication skills in English (German is of additional advantage)

Desirable qualifications:
– experience in optical remote sensing and ocean color
– profound programming skills (e.g. in python or matlab)
– willingness to participate in measurement campaigns, e.g. on board research vessels or airplanes

For further questions please contact Prof. Burkard Baschek (burkard.baschek@hzg.de) or Dr. Martin Hieronymi (martin.hieronymi@hzg.de).

We offer:
– multinational work environment with over 950 colleagues from more than 50 nations
– extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
– flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
– excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
– remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits

The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and these equals severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Geesthacht is located 35 km southeast of Hamburg in Northern Germany. Its location combines proximity to Germany’s second largest city and its cultural offerings with easy access to numerous outdoor activities in a beautiful setting. We are a family-friendly employer and operate our own kindergarten on campus.

Please send your application indicating job offer code no. 2019/KO 1 including your CV, certificates of your university degrees, transcripts, a list of publications, description of research experience and goals, and a list of up to three references to personal@hzg.de.

Proposed closing date for applications is February 10, 2019.

 


9 January 2019: Aquatic Remote Sensing Scientist, Brisbane, Australia

Aquatic Remote Sensing Scientist

The Aquatic Remote Sensing team in the Coasts program in CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Research Scientist specializing in underwater bio-optics, Ocean Colour Radiometry (OCR) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for coastal and marine applications. The position requires a strong background in the development of remote sensing methods in optically complex waters across a range of applications (including oil spills, harmful algal blooms, water quality assessment) and their quasi-operational implementation for application in Australian and international coastal water domains.

The aims of the position are to contribute to research on the optical, radar and biogeochemical relationships in optically complex waters and develop new technologies and tools for satellite detection of marine pollution and water quality assessment in Australian and international coastal water domains.  The successful candidate will contribute skills to help deliver reliable detection, monitoring and mapping tools for Australia’s aquatic ecosystems, ultimately leading to improved management of Australia’s aquatic resources focusing on the coastal waters.

Duties will include

  • Develop innovative tools and techniques related to bio-optics, OCR and SAR processing;
  • Harness the growing volume of publicly available data sources such as from the Copernicus Programme, as well as work on establishing proprietary datasets in collaboration with our partners;
  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO;
  • Produce high quality scientific and technical outputs including journal articles, conference papers and presentations, patents and technical reports;
  • Represent CSIRO at leading national and international conferences and forums;
  • Contribute to the development of innovative concepts and ideas for further research.

Location: Brisbane QLD is preferred, Canberra ACT will be considered
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 59201

Experience and Eligibility:

  • A PhD in remote sensing, physics, oceanography or similar discipline.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including at national and international conferences.
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate issues related to optically complex waters and develop innovative tools and techniques related to bio-optics, ocean colour radiometry and SAR technological solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience of in situ measurement and instrument expertise to utilize and operate bio-optical instrumentation and experience in participating in bio-optical research surveys.
  • The willingness and ability to undergo standard medical examination with audio.

For further information see: https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Brisbane%2C-QLD-Aquatic-Remote-Sensing-Scientist/523474800/?locale=en_GB

 

Closing Date: 28th January 2019

 


2 January 2019: Marine Earth Observation Scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Marine Earth Observation Scientist

PML is looking for a versatile remote-sensing scientist to work on new national and international research and development projects in the PML Earth Observation science group. Current projects focus on R&D in satellite data analysis and processing methods for monitoring water quality in coastal, transitional and open-ocean water bodies from the regional up to the global scale.

Scientific areas include: high resolution remote sensing of coastal suspended particulates, eutrophication indicators and open-ocean observation of the ocean carbon cycle. The work will use 1 km and 300m optical satellite data from Sentinel 3 OLCI and 10-60m data from Sentinel 2 MSI in a cutting-edge computing environment including a recent £1M investment in a GPU-based processing cluster

The post is initially for three years, but given the on-going success of the PML EO group extension for longer duration is anticipated.

Key Deliverables

  • Research and development of scientific methods dealing with: different sensors, configurations, and atmospheric and biogeochemical retrieval algorithms.
  • EO product development and validation of water quality parameters and critical elements of the marine carbon cycle.
  • Spatial, temporal and other statistical analyses of EO data.
  • Scientific publication and reporting (including oral presentations) of results.

Experience & Eligibility Requirements

The appointment will be made at Scientist grade and candidates would possess a PhD or equivalent experience in Earth Observation, limnology, oceanography or a similar numerical field (mathematics, statistics, computing, or physics). The successful candidates will need to demonstrate strong computing skills as appropriate for quantitative remote sensing R&D (most of our software is implemented in Python) as well as numerical and mathematical skills. The post holder will work both individually and in a team, as required, be self-motivated, with good communication skills, including in scientific writing.

For further information see: https://advanced.advorto.com/PML/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=21006#.XCx4nfZ2vug

Closing Date: 28th January 2019


18 December 2018: Postdoctoral position in Coastal Remote Sensing, Old Dominion University, USA

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in Coastal Remote Sensing, Old Dominion University, USA

The Old Dominion University’s Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmosphere sciences invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to work with Dr. Richard Zimmerman and Dr. Victoria Hill. Applicant will work on a NASA-funded project to evaluate the use of high spatial resolution multispectral imagery for nearshore coastal environments including seagrass meadows and kelp forests, as well as marginal ice zones in the Arctic Ocean. Opportunity exists to participate in other projects involving carbon cycling in coastal environments, ecosystem modeling and ecological physiology of aquatic macrophytes, phytoplankton and ice algae. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in oceanography or a related discipline completed by the time of appointment, with strong mathematical skills. Interests in remote sensing and GIS is a plus. Highest priority will be given to applicants with experience in ocean color remote sensing, marine bio-optics and GIS, as well as programming knowledge of MATLAB®, IDL®, python, R, Fortran and/or C++. Ability to work with multiple PI’s and students in a collaborative environment is imperative. The successful candidate will be an employee of the Old Dominion University Research Foundation, entitled to employee benefits applicable to Post-Doctoral full-time status employees including health care. The position is currently funded for one year, with possibility of annual renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding availability. Review of applications will begin immediately; the position is available 2 January 2019 and will remain open until filled. This is not a state funded position.

Applicants are asked to send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interests, and the names and contact information (phone, e-mail and address) of three references to https://hera.odurf.odu.edu/careers/. Refer to position 18-062. AA/EOE/M/F/Disability/VETS/Drug Free.

14 December 2018: Postdoctoral Investigator - Submesoscale Dynamics and Ocean Color, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

Postdoctoral Investigator In the area of Submesoscale Dynamics and Ocean Color
Code no. 2018/KO 8
The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, is located near Hamburg. You can find more information at http://www.hzg.de. The Institute of Coastal Research investigates the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of the coastal ocean and the impact of anthropogenic influences on the natural state.

One scientific focus of the Institute is the investigation of submesoscale dynamics. In view of phytoplankton biomass dynamics, the remote sensing group at HZG uses spectral data obtained from satellites, aircrafts, a zeppelin, and drones as well as from in situ water sampling. One aim is to gain reliable ocean color information from the diverse platforms in optically complex waters and link these observations to the dynamics of submesoscale structures and their interaction with phytoplankton.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral investigator position (m/f/d) in the research group Remote Sensing at the Institute of Coastal Research with preferred starting date on March 1, 2019. The position is limited to three years.
 
The tasks of the successful candidate will include:

  • utilization and interpretation of airborne thermal and ocean colour data of very high spatial and temporal resolution
  • investigation of the influence of submesoscale structures on phytoplankton distribution, productivity, and physiology
  • analyse short and long term drivers of phytoplankton growth and blooms
  • planning of and participation in international research expeditions, e.g. on board research vessels or airplanes
  •  scientific publication and presentations
  • working in a multidisciplinary team within the institute and with external academic partners

Essential qualifications:

  • a doctoral degree in physical oceanography, marine science, engineering, or related discipline
  • good knowledge of ocean dynamics, preferably of small-scale or submesoscale dynamics
  • experience in optical remote sensing and ocean colour
  • knowledge of processing and interpretation of observational data
  • good programming skills in Matlab and/or Python
  • strong academic publication record
  • good communication skills in English (German is of additional advantage)
  • high degree of creativity and flexibility
  • willingness to participate in research cruises and travel

For further questions please contact Prof. Burkard Baschek (Burkard.Baschek@hzg.de) or Dr. Rüdiger Röttgers (ruediger.roettgers@hzg.de).

We offer:
– multinational work environment with over 950 colleagues from more than 50 nations
– extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
– flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
– excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
– remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits

The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and these equals severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Geesthacht is located 35 km southeast of Hamburg in Northern Germany. Its location combines proximity to Germany’s second largest city and its cultural offerings with easy access to numerous outdoor activities in a beautiful setting. We are a family-friendly employer and operate our own kindergarten on campus.

Please send your application indicating job offer code no. 2018/KO 8 including your CV, a certificate of your doctoral degree, a list  of publications, description of research experience and goals, and a list of up to three references to personal@hzg.de.

Proposed closing date for applications is January 31, 2019.

 

11 December 2018: Science and Technology Management Scholarship, Azores University, Portugal

Science and Technology Management Scholarship (BGCT)

Place: Azores University, DOP | Okeanos Centre, Faial Island, AZORES, PORTUGAL

Project: iFADO : Innovation in the Framework of the Atlantic Deep Ocean
Research area: Oceanography
Level: Master or PhD
Duration: One year (beginning in January 1st, 2019) renewable up to 3 years
PT link: https://idia.azores.gov.pt/Concurso.mvc/Edital/618?concursoId=1234
Deadline: 3rd to 14 th of December, 2018

The Oceanography team at DOP-Okeanos Centre is looking for a highly motivated researcher in the oceanography field to be part of the European Project iFado. We appreciate if you can disseminate between your contacts or institutions for a successful application process.

If applicants experience any problem registering to the Regional Science Foundation (FRCT) send directly your application to frct@azores.gov.pt with cc to: ana.mp.martins@uac.pt




27 November 2018: Software developer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, USA

Software developer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, USA

SAIC has an opening for an experienced software developer to support the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.  This position will support scientific software development and algorithm evaluation for retrieving geophysical properties from satellite radiometers.  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 441898.



21 November 2018: Engineer position in radiometric data processing for ProVal Argo float, Lab. Oceano. Villefranche (LOV), France

Engineer position in radiometric data processing for ProVal Argo float, Lab. Oceano. Villefranche (LOV), France

A new kind of profiling float has been developed at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV) with the objective to provide a new autonomous platform for in situ radiometric measurements. The ProVal float is a unique Argo float dedicated to radiometric measurements for Ocean Color Cal/Val activities. It allows to retrieve 4 remote sensing reflectance (Rrs) spectra per radiometric profile from 2 sets of radiometers symmetrically mounted on 2 arms and from 2 phases of acquisition (profiling and buoy modes). Several floats have already been deployed in the Mediterranean Sea and Southern Ocean and acquired more than 600 profiles (ongoing).

The procedures to retrieve the most accurate Rrs spectrum representative of each profile, as well as other ocean color products (e.g., diffuse attenuation coefficients), have to be developed for this new platform along with dedicated Quality Control protocols. Estimation of uncertainties as well as match-up analyses of Ocean Color satellite data will also be conducted with the ultimate goal to establish the potential role of such platform for the calibration and validation of ocean color sensors and produce an “operational method” to provide data in near real time to space agencies.

A 1-year position, funded by the CNES (French space agency), will be open at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV, FRANCE) to work on the data processing and Quality Control (QC) of the ProVal data set. The successful candidate will benefit from the dynamic environment of the OMTAB team at LOV which has a long history of high quality research in each of the topics related to this project: marine optics, in situ radiometric measurements and vicarious calibration (BOUSSOLE project: www.obs-vlfr.fr/Boussole/) and BGC-Argo floats (www.biogeochemical-argo.org). Our team is composed of 7 researchers, 6 engineers, 3 post-doctoral fellows and 4 PhD students. The person recruited will be under the responsibility of Edouard Leymarie in charge of the ProVal project. He/She will work closely with Vincenzo VELLUCCI in charge of the BOUSSOLE project. International collaborations will also be possible (M. Lewis, Dalhousie University, Halifax and E. Boss, University of Maine, USA).

For information: leymarie@obs-vlfr.fr

To apply: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR7093-EDOLEY-002/Default.aspx?lang=EN



14 November 2018: PhD Graduate Research Opportunity, Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA

PhD Graduate Research Opportunity in “Ocean and Climate Dynamics”
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Philadelphia

I am seeking a motivated doctoral student to join my Ocean Modeling group at Penn. (https://climate.sas.upenn.edu)
Scientific research directions are very broad and include:
– The role of Southern Ocean dynamics in the global climate (physics and carbon cycle)
– The response of ocean carbon, nutrients, ecology to natural variability and climate change,
including feedbacks.
– Ocean ecology and biodiversity from space and links with ocean physics
– Including evolutionary concepts into ecological models developed for the ocean.
– Linking the large scale hydrological cycle with the oceans.

Applicants must be self-motivated and hard working, with good written and verbal communication skills and analytical background. Strong background in some combination of physics, mathematics, oceanography, atmospheric science, chemistry or theoretical ecology is needed. Programming experience in current languages (e.g. Python, Matlab, etc.) is needed, as all research directions combine theory and computations.

Applications for the graduate program in the Earth and Environmental Science Department are due on January 15th 2018. Both US and international students can be accepted with standard fellowships and standard University benefits. Applicants are asked to send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interests, publications to Irina Marinov (imarinov@sas.upenn.edu), Dept of Earth & Environmental Science, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 240 S. 33rd Street Hayden Hall 153, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Dr. Marinov will also be at the AGU meeting in DC, 10-14 Dec 2018 to meet with
interested candidates.


14 November 2018: Postdoc Position in Ocean Color Remote Sensing & Ocean Ecology Modeling, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Postdoc Position in Ocean Ecology, University of Pennsylvania, USA

The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science invites
applications for a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Irina Marinov. The postdoctoral researcher will
be co-advised by Dr. Marinov (http://climate.sas.upenn.edu) and by Dr. Tihomir Kostadinov
(based at the California State University San Marcos, tkostadinov@csusm.edu) and will work on
a NASA-funded project to improve ocean color satellite algorithms for the retrieval of the particle
size distribution (PSD) and phytoplankton functional types (PFT), merge multiple ocean color
sensors’ data into a seamless PSD and PFT data sets, and investigate interannual variability
(relationships to ENSO, etc.) in both the ocean color data sets and the next generation (CMIP6)
IPCC-class climate models. Opportunity exists to collaborate with other researchers, nationally
and internationally.

Ideal qualifications: A Ph.D. degree (completed by the time of appointment) in an optical remote
sensing and/or modelling/theory of Earth systems discipline. Expertise in ocean color remote
sensing/marine bio-optics and/or ocean ecology and biogeochemistry modeling ideal. Other
expertise fields to be considered include: oceanography, climate and atmospheric sciences, marine
biogeochemistry, theoretical phytoplankton ecosystem ecology and photobiology. Ph.D. holders
in other quantitative disciplines will also be considered and are encouraged to apply, in particular
physics of electromagnetic waves and their interaction with matter (scattering and absorption),
electrical engineering, signal processing, astronomy with focus on optical spectroscopy, and other
disciplines that make use of spectral analyses, scientific computing and statistics.

Technical skills required: Advanced scientific programming skills (MATLAB®, python, R, or
similar languages), statistical analyses skills (signal processing, regressions), data processing,
analysis and visualization of multi-dimensional large data sets, ability to deal with large model
data sets. Strong quantitative skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with multiple PI’s
synergistically.

Ideal skills: familiarity with spectral analysis of multispectral optical data from passive remote
sensing instruments & in-situ bio-optical data sets, familiarity with netCDF, HDF and similar file
formats. Statistical skills such as uncertainty propagation analyses, Monte Carlo, etc.
Location: The postdoctoral researcher will be an employee of the University of Pennsylvania, and
will be based in Philadelphia in the Earth & Environmental Science Dept
(https://climate.sas.upenn.edu/). The researcher will make visits to California State University San
Marcos for training and coordination of collaboration with Dr. Kostadinov. Position guaranteed
for one year, with annual possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance. We will
begin reviewing applications immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Immediate start
date preferred. Salary commensurate with experience, with standard University benefits offered.
International applicants accepted.

Applicants are asked to send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interests,
publications, transcripts, and the names and contact information (phone, e-mail and address) of at
least three references to Irina Marinov (imarinov@sas.upenn.edu). Dr. Marinov will be at the
CMIP6 and AGU meetings in Washington DC, 8-14 Dec 2018 and can meet in person with anyone
interested.


18 October 2018: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Environmental Sensing, University of Stirling, UK

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Environmental Sensing, University of Stirling, UK

  • Lecturer (Grade 8)/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Grade 9) in Environmental Sensing & Monitoring
  • Lectureship (Grade 8) £40,792 – £48,677 per annum; Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor £50,132 – £58,089 (Grade 9)
  • Full time, Open Ended
  • Closing date Monday 10th December.
  • Start date is negotiable.

Applications are invited for a Grade 8/9 lecturer/senior lecturer/associate professor position in the Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BES).  We seek to appoint a colleague in Environmental Sensing.

Understanding the processes and impacts of environmental change in complex, highly dynamic environmental systems and providing early warnings of emerging hazards and threats to society necessitates the development and deployment of novel sensor networks operating at spatial and temporal resolutions of observation beyond those achievable through conventional monitoring programmes.  In a climate of cost savings and scaling back of monitoring programmes, there is a very real need to develop and combine sensor, platform and data handling technologies to improve and extend our monitoring capability and ultimately, our understanding of environmental systems. These solutions may include sophisticated, high-end technologies as well as scalable, low-cost sensors and citizen-orientated technologies that will drive high-impact science and provide new opportunities for commercialisation. In particular, current UK and European research funding opportunities (e.g. NERC, Industrial Strategy, Global Challenges Research Fund, Horizon 2020) highlight the need for the development and exploitation of novel environmental sensors to bridge the gap between conventional field-based and Earth observation monitoring methods. The successful applicant will complement the existing capability and world-leading research of the Earth Observation Group and will be expected to collaborate across the Division and Faculty more generally, especially within the fields of landscape and catchment science in areas focussing on environmental change. The applicant will contribute novel solutions-orientated teaching within existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a discipline appropriate to sensor and network development (such as engineering, physics, remote sensing, Earth and environmental science), a strong publication record, and a commitment to growing the research capability and capacity of environmental sensing and Earth observation and its applications more broadly at Stirling.  Candidates wishing to be appointed at Grade 9 must also demonstrate significant grant capture success, as detailed in the appointment criteria for the post. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake and lead internationally excellent research, deliver high quality relevant teaching, provide appropriate administration support and other activities in Biological and Environmental Sciences, and integrate with activities across the Faculty of Natural Sciences to support and develop the Faculty’s academic profile.

Applications for part-time or flexible working will be considered for this post.

For further information and informal discussion, please contact Professor Alistair Jump (a.s.jump@stir.ac.uk; Head of BES) or Dr Peter Hunter (p.d.hunter@stir.ac.uk; Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing.

View the full posting for further details.


4 October 2018: 3-year Post-doc position in Arctic coastal waters remote sensing, Canada

3-year Post-doc position in Arctic coastal waters remote sensing in Canada

 Advisors:

Simon Bélanger, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)

CJ Mundy, University of Manitoba

Salary:

41k$CAD/yr

Date:

The position is open from January 1st 2019 and ends December 31th 2021. Application should be sent before Nov 1st 2018.

 The project:

University of Québec at Rimouski (UQAR) has an opening position for a postdoctoral fellow to participate to a project entitled “De-icing of Arctic Coasts: Critical or new opportunities for marine biodiversity and Ecosystem Services?” (the ACCES project). The ACCES project is funded within the frame of the joint Belmont Forum-BiodivERsA Call on biodiversity scenarios.  The project addresses the impact of sea ice loss on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Arctic coastal zones across relevant spatial scales for management decisions. The specific objectives are to: determine to what extent changes in hydrography, nutrient dynamics, underwater light and sediment load impact primary producers’ biodiversity, distribution and bloom phenology; identify consequences of sea ice decline on nearshore biodiversity, distribution and trophic structure; start dialog with relevant stakeholders to document and analyse their development strategies and knowledge-needs in light of different de-icing scenarios. Satellite remote sensing will used in support of the project, in particular to study long term change in water colour and light availability in various coastal zones targeted by the project (Alaska, Greenland, Svalbard and Canadian Archipelago). A special attention will be devoted in modelling photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) in the water environment and mapping primary producers in the coastal zones, i.e. phytoplankton and macro-algae growing on hard substrates. We will also analyse satellite remote sensing time series to detect temporal trends in the physical environment (ice, clouds, suspended material, organic matter) that can impact the underwater light environment in the coastal sites of interest.

Applicants with expertise in satellite remote sensing data analysis (ocean colour, including high resolution imagery from Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2, and passive and active microwaves) are encouraged. In addition, expertise in the following areas would also be useful:

  • Radiative transfer modelling in the atmosphere/ocean system,
  • Arctic coastal environments (physical and/or biological oceanography), and
  • Mapping coastal vegetation using optical and/or acoustic technologies.

The research environment

The Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) is a leading research university in marine sciences and northern environmental studies. Over the years, the quality of its infrastructures, education and research, the development of areas of research excellence (marine sciences and northern environmental studies) and the numerous awards won by UQAR have earned it broad recognition, both nationally and internationally. Rimouski is at 300-km east of Québec City and is blessed by its unique geographical location along the vast St. Lawrence Estuary, home to an exceptional natural environment and a rich maritime tradition.

The successful candidate will benefit from the dynamic training environment and the logistical and financial supports provided by the strategic research cluster such as BOREAS (https://www.uqar.ca/recherche/la-recherche-a-l-uqar/unites-de-recherche/groupe-de-recherche-sur-les-environnements-nordiques-boreas/presentation-objectifs-et-mission-boreas), Centre d’études Nordiques (http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/) and Québec-Océan (http://www.quebec-ocean.ulaval.ca/).

Application

Please email 1) your CV, 2) a motivation letter, 3) two references and 4) your main research contribution (i.e., publications) to Dr. Simon Bélanger (simon_belanger@UQAR.ca) before Nov 1st 2018.


17 September 2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow Position at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University, has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow to participate in developing and characterizing a hyperspectral ocean color imaging system for CubeSat nanosatellites. Applicants with expertise in assembling, characterizing and testing imaging systems are encouraged. Expertise in the following areas would also be useful:

1) Hyperspectral ocean color data and spectral mixing algorithms,
2) Optical system design, especially experience with digital micromirror devices and associated programming algorithms, and
3) Compressive sensing techniques with imaging, particularly with respect to algorithm coding.

Term and salary tbd, based on applicant expertise and availability.

Interested applicants send CV to Mike Twardowski, mtwardowski@fau.edu.


14 September 2018: PhD Student - Hyperspectral Radiometry on Argo Floats, University Oldenburg, Germany

The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg is a marine research center situated in Oldenburg and Wilhelmshaven. Within the project “SpectralArgo-N”, the ICBM Marine Sensor System (www.icbm.de/en/marine-sensor-systems/) of the ICBM located at the marine station in Wilhelmshaven hires one

PhD Student
conducting research focusing on

Hyperspectral Radiometry on Argo Floats

The position is open from January 1st 2019 and ends December 31th 2021 (salary according to 50% of TVL E-13, approx. 20-24 k€/year).

The Project “SpectralArgo-N” is focused on the assessment of hyperspectral light conditions in oceanic and coastal waters through ocean color remote sensing and bio-optical modeling. Hyperspectral radiometry along with other optical sensors will be implemented on biogeochemical-Argo floats and field data gathered for calibration and validation purposes. Optical and related biogeochemical parameters will be measured followed by comparison and tuning of ocean color remote sensing algorithm outputs.

We are searching for highly motivated candidates having a very good academic university degree (diploma or master) in marine science, physics, environmental science or some related subject. We expect a strong interest in marine optics and enthusiasm for optical sensor applications. We also expect experience in the conduction and analysis of environmental sensing experiments including data analysis making use of Matlab, R, python or comparable software tools. Experience in handling ocean color satellite remote sensing datasets using (e.g. with SeaDAS or SNAP) is an added advantage. Very good writing and reading skills in English are a must. Additional language skills in German are appreciated.

The University of Oldenburg strives to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science and encourages applications from female candidates. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.

Applications should be handed in until October 14th, 2018 including a letter of motivation, CV and list of publications/presentations. Persons interested should send their application to Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski, ICBM, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany (preferred via Email: oliver.zielinski@uol.de).

See website: https://uol.de/stellen/?stelle=66230

 


11 September 2018: Remote Sensing Scientist – Ocean Colour, EUMETSAT, Germany

New Vacancy at EUMETSAT for a Remote Sensing Scientist – Ocean Colour, closing date 15 Oct 2018

There is a new vacancy open at EUMETSAT to work on the Copernicus and other relevant Ocean Colour data streams.

https://onlineapplication.eumetsat.int/views/vacancy/details.xhtml?vid=1247

VN 18/63 – REMOTE SENSING SCIENTIST – OCEAN COLOUR (COPERNICUS)

CLOSING DATE:  15 OCT 2018

Within the Marine Applications (MA) Competence Area of the Remote Sensing and Products Division (RSP), the Remote Sensing Scientist – Ocean Colour (Copernicus) will be responsible for and contribute to the scientific development, maintenance, validation and quality monitoring of ocean colour products derived from observations of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 marine mission and other Copernicus-relevant missions.


13 August 2018: PhD position OC remote sensing and phytoplankton in coastal waters: Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

PhD position (m/f) in the research area of ocean colour remote sensing and phytoplankton in coastal waters. 

Code no. 2018/KO 4
The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), centre for materials and coastal research, is located near Hamburg and in Teltow, near Berlin. You can find more information at http://www.hzg.de. The Institute of Coastal Research investigates the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of the coastal ocean and the impact of anthropogenic influences on the natural state.

The Remote Sensing Group at the Institute of Coastal Research of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht has an open PhD position (m/f) for coastal phytoplankton research based on remote sensing of ocean colour. We are interested in the spatial and temporal patterns of algal blooms in coastal seas, especially their origin and phenology in relation to storm or flood events. Satellites sensors provide adequate ocean colour observations on different spatiotemporal scales in a challenging environmental within optically complex waters, stratification, and coastal bathymetry. The biological response due to events will be quantified using additional oceanographic and climatological data.

We invite applications for a PhD position (m/f) in the research area of ocean colour remote sensing and phytoplankton in coastal waters with preferred starting date on November 1st, 2018. The position is initially limited to three years with the degree being awarded through the University of Kiel.

The tasks of the successful candidate will include:
– utilization of satellite ocean colour data with focus on Sentinel-2/MSI, Sentinel-3/OLCI, and climatological data
– investigate spatial and seasonal patterns of phytoplankton in coastal waters of North and Baltic Sea and global shelf seas
– investigate phytoplankton distribution and optical diversity
– analyse short and long term drivers of phytoplankton growth and blooms
– presentation of results in scientific publications and on international conferences

Essential qualifications:
– MSc/MEng in aquatic/marine or atmospheric science, geography, physics or related fields
– experience in optical remote sensing and ocean colour
– experience with data analysis and programming (python, matlab)
– willingness to participate in measurement campaigns, e.g. on board research vessels or airplanes
– demonstrated interest in a scientific career
– excellent communication skills and team player
– excellent knowledge of English (German is of additional advantage)

For further questions please contact Prof. Burkard Baschek or Dr. Rüdiger Röttgers (Burkard.Baschek@hzg.de, Ruediger.Roettgers@hzg.de).

We offer:
– multinational work environment with over 900 colleagues from more than 50 nations
– extensive options of vocational training (for instance, expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
– flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
– excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
– an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is an equal opportunity employer and particularly strives to increase the percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially.

Geesthacht is located 35 km southeast of Hamburg in Northern Germany. Its location combines proximity to Germany’s second largest city and its cultural offerings with easy access to numerous outdoor activities in a beautiful setting. We are a family-friendly employer and operate our own kindergarten on campus.

Please send your application indicating job offer code no. 2018/KO 4 including your CV, a list of publications, description of research experience and goals, and a list of up to three references to personal@hzg.de.

Closing date for applications is September, 16th, 2018.


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