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2-year Postdoctoral Position in Biogeochemical Oceanography at Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), France
Deadline: 31 June 2023
In the framework of the FORMAL project https://iscd.sorbonne-universite.fr/research/sponsored-junior-teams/formal-2/, we are offering a two-year postdoctoral position. FORMAL focuses on studying marine life on all spatial and temporal scales, using a combination of observation and modeling tools, and is funded by the Institute of Computing and Data Sciences of Sorbonne Université (ISCD; http://iscd.sorbonne-universite.fr/). Within this context, the postdoc will use satellite-based products as well as BioGeoChemical-Argo (BGC-Argo; https://biogeochemical-argo.org) float observations to study the seasonal and sub-seasonal dynamics of plankton communities in the Southern Ocean.
Lecturer in Marine Remote Sensing at the University of Plymouth, UK
Deadline: 3 April 2023
The Marine Sciences team within the School of Biological & Marine Sciences at the University of Plymouth is seeking to appoint a new Lecturer with expertise in marine remote sensing. Applications which demonstrate high competence in either development of remote sensing methods or in the application of remote sensing to the marine environment are welcomed but you will be expected to lecture on, and advise students and colleagues, on the latter. You will be a highly motivated and dynamic academic who will be expected to become a productive member of the Marine Physics Research Group (MPRG), the Marine Conservation Research Group, or the Coastal Processes Research Group (CPRG), all of which have strong international recognition and are key contributors to the marine portfolio in a university with a top 5 global ranking in marine science impact.
The appointment will complement and build on our existing research and teaching strengths, please visit: https://www.plymouth.
This role is closely aligned to our BSc programmes in Oceanography and Coastal Processes, Ocean Science and Marine Conservation, and Ocean Exploration and Surveying, and the postgraduate programmes, MSc Applied Marine Science, MSc Marine Conservation, and MSc Hydrography, and you will have the opportunity to contribute to teaching across the Marine Sciences Subject Group https://www.plymouth.ac.
Satellite Data Analyst/Scientist at The Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
Closing date: 10 March 2023
The The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is recruiting 1 Satellite Data Analyst/Scientist for a contract of fixed duration (2 years).
You will work in the REMSEM (Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Monitoring) team in the Operational Directorate Natural Environment (OD Nature) of RBINS on projects in the field of operational ocean colour satellite data services including the development of processing chains, cloud processing, data cube systems, product quality control and ocean colour algorithm development. The REMSEM team uses satellite data to measure parameters of environmental relevance such as the concentrations of chlorophyll a (phytoplankton) and suspended sediments in marine environments. A description of their remote sensing activities can be found at http://odnature.naturalsciences.be/remsem/.
The employment contract will start as soon as possible and be of fixed duration of 2 years with possible extension if funding permits.
Salary is defined according to the standard scale for federal government scientists as published in the Moniteur Belge/Belgisch Staatsblad A.R./K.B. 2.6.2010 (publication 10.6.2010), for grade SW1 or SW2 with index = 1.9999 (Jan 2023). The nominal workplace is Brussels 1000 (29 rue Vautierstraat), with typically 5-20 days per year abroad for workshops, conferences, and other meetings and with significant homeworking possibilities (typically 3 days per week).
Free public transport is offered from home to workplace as well as a bicycle bonus.
How to apply
Application letter and curriculum vitæ should be addressed to Dimitry Van der Zande, and should be sent before 12:00 10th of March 2023 (by email to jobsREMSEM2023@naturalsciences.be. Selected candidates will be invited for an oral interview by videoconference in March 2023.
PhD student in Marine Biology, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University
Closing date: 15 March 2023
The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences invites applications for a four-year PhD position as part of the project ‘The use of OLCI/Sentinel-3 and MSI/Sentinel-2 data for assessing the effect of climate change in coastal and inland waters’.
Ocean colour research allows for a synoptic analysis of marine and inland waters. Besides assessing the spatial distribution and phenology of phytoplankton blooms it also allows for a deeper understanding of the physiochemical drivers (such as wind speed and light attenuation) of phytoplankton growth and production. By combining MERIS data from the ESA ENVISAT program (2002-2012) and OLCI data (since 2016) from the Copernicus program (Sentinel-3 satellite) we can now derive long term time series of essential climate change variables for climate change analyses, especially when combined with other ocean colour data and/or in situ data as well.
Additionally, MSI data (from Sentinel-2 satellite), which has a better spatial resolution (10-60 m) than MERIS and OLCI (300 m), allows for improved monitoring of coastal and inland waters. The first part of the project will be on development and testing of algorithms and products, while the second part will be on how we can use these techniques for a better understanding of the effects of climate change on phytoplankton phenology in coastal and inland waters.
The PhD project is funded by the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA) as part of the research project ‘The use of Copernicus Sentinel-3 data for research and societal needs’ and is therefore bound to the general objectives and deliverables of this research project. Demonstrated experience with the analysis of ocean colour data (e.g. BSc or Masters thesis) is a prerequisite for this position.
Research Positions at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Oceans & Atmosphere Section, University of California San Diego
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego invites applications for one or more full-time Researcher positions. They seek candidates in all areas relevant to the Oceans and Atmosphere Section, broadly including physical oceanography, atmospheric science, climate science, biogeochemistry, hydrological science, and related fields.
The Researcher series at SIO parallels the Professor series in terms of independent research and service, but it carries no teaching requirements. Researchers receive 25% of their annual salary support from institutional sources. Researchers are expected to establish an externally funded research program that provides the remainder of their salary support. Researchers at SIO often serve as undergraduate and graduate student advisors.
They seek motivated, broad-thinking scientists to develop vigorous research groups and provide intellectual leadership in their fields while complementing existing expertise in the Oceans and Atmosphere Section.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales. Read the full description and apply online.
2 Positions (Research Scientist and Research Engineer) at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Rome, Italy
The Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), is looking for 1 Research Scientist and 1 Research Engineer to work within the group of Satellite Oceanography in Rome (Italy).
Deadline for application: February 16th, 2023
Applications must be done on https://selezionionline.cnr.it
Gross salary: around 35Keuro per year (+ meal vouchers + health insurance). It includes pension treatment.
1-year contract, with possibility to extend up to the end of the project. The ITINERIS (Italian Integrated Environmental Research Infrastructure System) project has started on Nov 1st, 2022 for a duration of 30 months.
1) Call N. 400.6 ISMAR PNRR – CODE 02 – 1 Research Scientist for scientific and technological research activities in the framework of the EUROARGO observatory system.
Requirements: at least three years’ experience in the analysis of remotely sensed in situ or satellite data and in the development of inversion methods and/or algorithms for applications in the field of physical and/or biological and/or optical oceanography; knowledge of at least one programming language (C, C++, MATLAB, Python, Fortran, IDL, R).
2) Call N. 400.5 ISMAR PNRR – CODE 02 – 1 Research Engineer for technological development activities for ITINERIS project/EUROARGO
Requirements: at least three years’ experience in operation and maintenance of oceanographic and/or optical instrumentation and/or lab instruments; experience in field work, acquisition, post-processing of metadata and data; knowledge of at least one programming language (C, C++, labview, Arduino, MATLAB, Python, Fortran, IDL, R, QGIS)
Full English call and requirements at the bottom of each link.
More info and job opportunities (AI scientist, IT tech, project management etc) at CNR-ISMAR on https://www.cnr.it/it/concorsi
19 Jan 2023: Research Technician, Center for Discovery and Innovation, CCNY/LDEO, New York City, NY, USA
Research Technician Position, Center for Discovery and Innovation, CCNY/LDEO, New York City, NY, USA
Research Technician position is currently available with the Tzortziou Bio-Optics Laboratory at the Center for Discovery and Innovation, City College of New York, and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. The selected candidate will participate in interdisciplinary studies integrating field measurements, laboratory experiments, and satellite remote sensing observations to assess the impacts of anthropogenic pressures and environmental hazards on inland, coastal, and open ocean biogeochemical cycles, ecological processes, and ecosystem services across temporal and spatial scales. The environmental stressors addressed in ongoing lab projects include urban development, human population shifts, atmospheric pollution, eutrophication, acidification, global warming, sea level rise, permafrost thawing, and changing hydrological regimes.
The lab is searching for a highly motivated early career scientist with a background in environmental sciences and a willingness to be part of an interdisciplinary team effort. The Lab Technician will be expected to participate in fieldwork related to biogeochemical and ecological processes in aquatic (freshwater and marine) environments, conduct bio-optical measurements, assist with the design and planning of experiments, carry out laboratory experiments, maintain appropriate protocols, and assist with data processing, statistical analysis, and data management. Experience in programming (e.g., Matlab, Python) is preferred.
Salary: $45,000-$55,000/year (depending on prior experience), with a competitive benefits package and opportunities for participation in conferences for communication of results, networking, and interaction with the scientific community.
To apply, please e-mail:
- statement of interest and
- a curriculum vitae
to Prof. Maria Tzortziou (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Aquatic Remote Sensing, Center for Discovery and Innovation, CCNY/LDEO, New York City, NY, USA
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Remote Sensing of Aquatic Environments is currently available with the Tzortziou Bio-Optics Laboratory at the Center for Discovery and Innovation, City College of New York, and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. The selected candidate will participate in interdisciplinary research that integrates ground-based and satellite (multi- and hyper-spectral) remote sensing observations to assess the impacts of anthropogenic pressures and environmental hazards on inland, coastal, and open ocean biogeochemical cycles and ecological processes.
The position requires a PhD in Environmental Science, Oceanography, Engineering, or related disciplines and previous experience in ocean optics and remote sensing algorithm development. The successful candidate will participate in interdisciplinary studies involving fieldwork (including coastal Arctic measurements) and remote sensing retrievals of biogeochemical variables from multi- and hyperspectral sensors. The position requires self-motivation, creativity, ability to work well within a multidisciplinary and dynamic environment, strong analytical skills, programming experience (e.g., Python, MATLAB, R), experience in field data collection methods, and good communication skills.
Salary: $60,000-$75,000/year, with a competitive benefits package. Additional support will be provided for research expenses and participation in conferences for communication of results, networking, and interaction with the scientific community.
To apply, please e-mail:
- statement of interest,
- a curriculum vitae, and
- contact information of three references
to Prof. Maria Tzortziou (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The start date is Summer-Fall 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately.
22 Dec 2022: Post Doc - Ocean Color and Hyperspectral Sensing of Coral Reef, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Postdoctoral Research in Ocean Color Remote Sensing for Corals & Seagrass
We are seeking an outstanding researcher who has well-developed skills in the field of Ocean Colour Remote Sensing and optical oceanography (2-yr project). The project aims to better understand the corals and seagrass diversity at different spatiotemporal scales in the Arabian Gulf, using a combination of field observations, radiative transfer simulations and satellite remote sensing. Moreover, a set of instruments for the determination of hyperspectral absorption and scattering properties of water as well as algorithms for their estimation from earth observations will be developed and used.
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 to detect and map corals and seagrass for the Arabian Gulf coastal line. Strong programming skills are required and demonstrated ability to develop and improve algorithms for ocean color products including the atmospheric intervention.
• PhD in remote sensing, oceanography or a related discipline preferably with some postdoctoral experience.
• Experience in analyzing data from various satellite sensors, e.g., Sentinel, MERIS, MODIS, etc.
• Experience in field ocean color NASA protocols of radiometric measurements using the
hyperspectral sensors and correction of in-situ measurements.
• Experience in advanced processing regional ocean color data using SeaDAS, ENVI-IDL, Matlab,
Python, FORTRAN and/or other data processing software packages.
• Experience in evaluating and recalibrating ocean color algorithms using in situ measurements.
• Experience in evaluating aerosol retrievals and developing aerosol retrieval algorithm.
• Appropriate skills in batch processing large data sets and satellite database management.
• Hands-on experience in using ESRI software ArcGIS Desktop and ability to integrate imagery with
other GIS data.
• Demonstrated ability to publish research findings in peer reviewed journals.
• Excellent communication skills in English scientific writing/publishing and presentation.
The application package should include:
• Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications.
• Sample of relevant published research papers.
• A list of 3 potential referees.
Applications should be submitted by email to Dr. Maryam Rashed Al Shehhi
(email@example.com). The expected starting date is during first quarter of 2023.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.
16 Dec 2022: 2 Assistant Professor of Oceanography Positions, The University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island, USA
The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, Rhode Island, USA
The coastal ocean is undergoing dramatic transformations due to both local anthropogenic pressures and global climate change. The resilience of coastal marine regions is dependent on interactions among a dynamic set of components, including complex biological systems (including humans), shifting chemical baselines, and altered land-sea-air interactions. The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) seeks applicants for two faculty positions at the assistant professor level to address changes occurring in coastal regions across the globe. Successful applicants will develop research and teaching programs that address the fundamental underpinnings of coastal ocean systems and apply them through transdisciplinary studies to coastal processes and resilience. New faculty will join GSO during the onset of a $170 million investment by Rhode Island in redevelopment of URI’s Bay Campus, including a new, $35 million ocean engineering and large-scale tank facility and the commissioning of a new, state-of-the-art regional class UNOLS research vessel R/V NARRAGANSETT DAWN.
GSO encourages applications from researchers whose work directly intersects or has capacity to contribute to coastal processes and resilience. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Biological oceanographers with a focus on middle and upper trophic level biology in the coastal water column and/or benthos.
- Physical oceanographers with a focus on processes in estuarine or continental shelf regions, ranging from circulation to submesoscale and mixing.
- Chemical oceanographers with a focus on natural or anthropogenic biogeochemistry focused on coastal regions, including coastal resilience, organic geochemistry, and trace elements to fundamental disciplinary topics.
- Geological oceanographers with a focus on coastal hazards, history and rates of coastal change, and coastal processes (including sea level change, sediment transport, erosion and deposition, human coastal modification, seafloor morphological change, continental margin tectonics, and geodesy).
We particularly encourage applicants who use tools and approaches that encompass remote sensing/optics, machine learning, process-based modeling and data assimilation, bioinformatics, instrument development and use of new and innovative autonomous platforms.
The GSO recognizes that oceanographers do not reflect the diverse spectrum of humanity and that oceanography will be strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. GSO strives to be a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion – and to change the way the STEM world approaches these issues with real commitments to representation, social, and environmental justice. We seek innovation and inspiration for the next generation of ocean scientists, educators, and explorers. As such, we particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented, marginalized, or excluded in our field and/or have demonstrated leadership towards building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment.
Read the full job description here. Job applications must be submitted directly online only at https://jobs.uri.edu.
Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
Bringing light to life: a global study of the interface between underwater light and marine phytoplankton
Historically, oceanographers have used the pigment chlorophyll-a as the primary currency of photosynthetic biomass because it is relatively simple to measure in seawater and is found in all marine phytoplankton. Yet, both the light reactions of photosynthesis that ultimately fuel the metabolism of photoautotrophs and the colour of the ocean used to detect chlorophyll biomass from space are related to the absorption of photons by all phytoplankton pigments in phytoplankton and not by a single pigment. Using bio-optical measurements collected across the global ocean (from field observations and from satellites), this project will look beyond chlorophyll-a and develop a mechanistic understanding of how light energy is processed by the ocean’s microflora whose growth supports the rest of marine life and makes phytoplankton a key player in the global carbon cycle.
This project is part of the DPhil in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. Funded places are awarded on a competitive basis according to academic achievement and potential to excel as a DPhil student.
The deadline for applications for 2023-2024 entry is early January 2023. Late applications will not be considered for scholarship funding.
You can find the admissions portal and further information about deadlines, eligibility and the DPhil in Earth Sciences at: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/dphil-earth-sciences
Interested applicants can also contact Dr. Heather Bouman by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants should also consult the department website at: https://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/teaching/graduates/dphil-projects/
Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Optics and Biogeochemistry
The post holder will join a research team from multiple disciplines including geophysics, biogeochemistry, ocean optics and marine ecology with responsibility for carrying out research for a large project. In partnership with key stakeholders from government and industry, the team will build a decision-making framework for environmental impact assessment of proposed sites for sub-sea CO2 storage in offshore reservoirs.
The postholder will be responsible for mapping marine phytoplankton, primary production and total suspended sediments using ocean colour satellite data around a sub-seabed carbon capture and storage (CCS) site in the Southern North Sea.
You will be responsible for managing your own academic research and administrative activities, adapting existing and develop new scientific techniques for monitoring phytoplankton standing stocks and primary production in UK shelf seas. You will use in situ and satellite datasets to produce a multi-decadal time series of satellite-based ecosystem and water quality indicators for the study region that will be used to establish robust baselines against which perturbations can be detected. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources and contribute ideas for new research projects. You will collaborate in the preparation of research publications, develop ideas for generating research income and occasionally present papers and posters.
You will hold, or be close to completion, of a relevant PhD/DPhil and have expertise in the use of remote sensing data for marine environmental research. You must also have excellent communication skills.
For further details of the role please see the full job description.
This role is available from 1 April 2023 and is fixed term for 12 months.
Deadline for applications: Midday on 11th January 2023. Interviews will be held in early February.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department.
Please see link for the position here: Job Vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Optics and Biogeochemistry.
14 Nov 2022: Graduate Research Assistantships in Environmental Science, Tzortziou Bio-Optics Lab, Center for Discovery and Innovation, New York City
Graduate Research Assistantships in Environmental Science, Tzortziou Bio-Optics Lab, Center for Discovery and Innovation, New York City
Are you interested in participating in research that explores impacts of anthropogenic pressures, environmental hazards, and climate stressors on coupled natural-human systems? If so, please consider joining our group.
Fully funded graduate (PhD or MSc) research assistantships in Environmental Science are currently available with the Tzortziou Bio-Optics Laboratory at the Center for Discovery and Innovation, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. The selected candidates will participate in interdisciplinary studies that integrate field measurements, laboratory experiments, and satellite remote sensing observations to assess impacts of anthropogenic pressures and environmental hazards on inland, coastal, and open ocean biogeochemical cycles, ecological processes, and ecosystem services across temporal and spatial scales. Specific environmental stressors addressed in ongoing projects in our Lab include urban development, human population shifts, atmospheric pollution, eutrophication, acidification, global warming, sea level rise, permafrost thawing, and changing hydrological regimes. You can learn more about our research here.
We are searching for highly motivated students with a BSc. or M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, Oceanography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or closely related discipline, ability to work well within a multidisciplinary and dynamic environment, strong analytical skills, strong research interest in aquatic biogeochemistry and optics, and good communication skills. Students will gain skills in field data collection methods, sample processing, laboratory experiments, programming, remote-sensing satellite algorithm development, and satellite data analysis. The exact scope of the MSc/PhD project will be defined in collaboration with each candidate.
Support will be provided for participation in international conferences and workshops for communication of results, networking, and interaction with the scientific community.
Please e-mail (i) statement of interest, (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) unofficial transcript(s), and (iv) contact information of two references to Prof. Maria Tzortziou (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). The start date is Fall 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately.
14 Nov 2022: PhD position in remote sensing and bio-optics of coastal/estuarine waters, Louisiana State University, USA
PhD position in remote sensing and bio-optics of coastal/estuarine waters
The Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University has a NASA/NOAA funded PhD position for a student interested in conducting research in remote sensing and bio-optics of estuarine/coastal waters in a large river-dominated system in the northern Gulf of Mexico under the supervision of Eurico D’Sa.
The applicant will have completed a master’s degree in remote sensing, physics or related field and have familiarity in aquatic sciences, programming experience (e.g., Matlab, R), and strong quantitative skills. The position starts summer/fall 2023.
To apply for this position, please send an email to Eurico D’Sa (email@example.com)