Senior Research Associate II; Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami

Job Title: 
Senior Research Associate II
Job Location: 
Miami, Florida

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The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami invites applications for a Senior Research Associate II position to work collaboratively with scientists involved in building the Biogeochemical Argo (BGC Argo) array at NOAA/AOML, MBARI, NOAA/PMEL, U. Washington, WHOI, and CIMAS. The efforts will take place at AOML/CIMAS through coordination between the Argo Data Acquisition Center (DAC), the float providers and the ocean biogeochemistry groups..


The successful candidate’s duties will include, but are not limited to the following: 1) Software development and processing of biogeochemical data from profiling floats, 2) Developing and implementing automated quality control and adjustment procedures, 3) Analysis and interpretation of the processed data, and 4) Involvement in intercomparison efforts such as participating BGC-Argo deployment opportunities such as the GO-SHIP decadal repeat hydrography program. 


Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in biological, chemical or physical oceanography; computer science; or a related field from an accredited university.  They should have at least 1 year of research experience gained from education/training or in employment. Strong analytical and software skills are required. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with ocean biogeochemical cycles of oxygen, nutrients, inorganic carbon, and biological-biogeochemical interactions. Proficiency in using Linux/Unix computers is desirable. Experience with developing and using software in various programming languages, including Java, Fortran, C and higher-level languages such as Matlab for data analysis and interpretation is highly desirable.


Apply online at:  Curriculum Vitae, a statement of interest, and the contact information for 3 persons who can provide letters of recommendation are required Scripting language such as Python or shell scripting is required. Some skills in analyzing/evaluating large code are highly desirable. Experience in parallel computing is a big plus point. 


Apply online at: Cover letter indicating your employment qualification in US, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of previous accomplishments, and contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.

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