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

Summary:

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

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

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

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

Primary duties and responsibilities:

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

Additional duties and responsibilities:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Must be a self-motivated and independent modeler with strong interest in conducting interdisciplinary work to understand water quality and ecosystem health in freshwater lake, estuaries, and coastal oceans.

Must be willing to collaborate with scientists within and outside of FAU in a university culture that fosters innovation and collaboration.

Must have a valid Florida driver's license.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position HBOI Postdoctoral Fellow Coupled Physical-biogeochemical Modeling of Water Quality and Harmful Algal Blooms on the Office of Human Resources' career website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) copies of official transcripts, (5) contact information for three references.

Information regarding FAU's faculty transcript requirements located in the Special Instructions section of the posted position on https://fau.edu/jobs

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

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

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration 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.

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