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  • RSMAS - Research Associate II - CIMAS R100047167

    The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Research Associate II position to work as a Data Management Specialist at the Physical Oceanography Department (PhOD) at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (NOAA/AOML).

     The successful applicant will provide scientific support such as data processing, auditing, editing, reporting, etc. The incumbent will support software development, data analysis, data management, product development and operations of a suite of observing platforms, such as XBTs (eXpendable BathyThermograph), underwater gliders, satellites, etc. Duties include but are not limited to contribute to the development, updating, maintenance and improvement of data quality control, data processing, generating graphics, and web sites development and maintenance.

     DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS

    • Assist with developing software as needed for XBT, underwater glider, and satellite data analysis. Assist with developing software to create and maintain online products to be updated automatically, using data from the above-mentioned instruments.
    • The employee will create and maintain web pages to display products obtained from the above projects, maintain and improve software programs for the monitoring of upper ocean water mass properties and dynamic features.
    • The employee will process data and generate graphic to extract useful scientific and operational information regarding temporal and/or spatial variability of the upper ocean for weather, ocean, climate, and fisheries studies.
    • Assist with the maintenance of the web pages of the XBT and underwater glider related projects.

     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • The successful applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field, and at least two years of relevant experience in database management and software development for data processing.
    • Necessary technical skills include programming in Matlab, Python, shell scripts, and php for web pages.
    • It is preferred that the incumbent also has knowledge of software and automatizing data processing systems in various programming languages, such as C, Python, and Java, within the Linux operating system.

    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information. 

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  • RSMAS - Senior Research Associate II - CIMAS - R100046308

    The Department of RSMAS - CIMAS has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Sr. Research Associate to work in the RSMAS campus. This position is situated in the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS).  The principal objective of the position will be to provide scientific support such as data processing, auditing, editing, reporting, etc.  The work will involve close collaboration with scientists at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML).

     Incumbent will support software development, data management, and operations of a suite of field observing platforms, such as XBTs (eXpendable BathyThermograph), underwater gliders, etc. Duties include but are not limited to contribute to the development, updating, maintenance and improvement of data quality control, data processing, generating graphics, and web sites development and maintenance. The incumbent is expected to assist with the development of software as needed for the maintenance and updating of the automatic data processing system, creating and maintaining programs for data quality control, maintaining and improving programs for transport calculation, and maintaining web pages for the XBT and underwater-related project.

     

    • Contributes to basic and applied research activities by collecting and analyzing data, maintaining databases etc...
    • Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures
    • Participates in the publication of significant results, to include authorship of scientific monographs
    • Advances expertise through continued education, training and/or research.
    • Maintains an overview of relevant research findings.
    • Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance.

     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field
    • At least one year of relevant experience in database management and software development for data processing.
    • Technical skills include programming in Matlab and shellscripts and php for web pages.
    • It is preferred that the incumbent also has knowledge of software and automatizing data processing systems in various programming languages, such as C++ and Fortran, within the Linux operating system.

     The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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  • RSMAS - Senior Research Associate II - CIMAS - R100050264 (Internal position opening within the University of Miami)

    The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common mission of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making the University a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 16,000 faculty and staff from all over the world.

     

    The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Senior Research Associate I position to work in Miami.

     

    The position is within the Physical Oceanography Division of NOAA/AOML. The incumbent will develop software for the US Argo Data Assembly Center (DAC). Duties include but are not limited to:

    • writing and maintaining software in higher level languages (mainly Java, Fortran, C/C++) and shell scripting;
    • writing applications using web services (SOAP);
    • designing, developing and documenting robust software packages;
    • transitioning software to operational application;
    • contributing to the monitoring of the processing system and the reprocessing of data. 

    Minimum Qualifications:

           Applicants must have a Masters degree or higher in computer science, information technology, or related field.

    Necessary skills include familiarity with:

    • UNIX/LINUX-based systems;
    • developing and designing software using higher level languages (Java, c++) and shell scripting;
    • writing applications using web services (SOAP).

    The applicant must be able to work efficiently as part of a team and must have excellent time management, communication, and documentation skills.

    Apply online at: www.miami.edu/careers. Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.  

    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information. 

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  • RSMAS - Postdoctoral Associate - CIMAS - R100045909

    The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Physical Oceanography. The research involves using state-of-the-art numerical model simulations to assess and to improve predictions of severe convective storm activity over the United States on subseasonal timescales (i.e., 10-40 days).

    The successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing several high-resolution numerical weather forecasts using GFDL’s Unified Forecast System (USF). He or she will assess the skill of the USF model for predicting severe storms and other hazards (e.g., tornado outbreak, severe wind, extreme rainfall, hail, etc.) on S2S timescales. The incumbent will also investigate whether convection and remote teleconnections from the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) are well represented in the UFS, and help improve the prediction of severe convective storm sand other hazards over the United States. The successful candidate will also develop hybrid statistical-dynamical forecast tools in combination with the predictions from the UFS to inform the CPC operations and stakeholders of US regional severe storm outbreak risks. The successful candidate will be responsible for actively participating in scientific discussions among AOML, GFDL, SPC, NSSL, and CPC; presenting findings at scientific meetings; and publishing results in scientific journals.

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Meteorology, Physical Oceanography, or a related field and a demonstrated ability in publishing results in peer-reviewed journals. Highly desirable qualifications include knowledge of Unix/Linux and the ability to analyze large datasets from model outputs. Prior experience with deterministic and probabilistic prediction skill assessment is desirable, but not required.

    Apply online at: www.miami.edu/careers. Applications should include curriculum vitae, a covering letter stating research interest, experiences and the contact information for three professional references. The appointment will be initially one year, renewable depending on the performance.

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  • RSMAS - Postdoctoral Associate - CIMAS - R100047993

    The Department of Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to work in Miami, FL.

    We seek a postdoctoral associate to join our group and work as a biologist in the Marine Mammal Program of the NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center.  The incumbent’s primary activities will be developing and implementing a framework to assess the risk of interactions between vessels and North Atlantic right whales using information on whale distribution and abundance, vessel traffic, and models of encounter and mortality rates.

     Candidates for this position should have:

    (1) Ph.D. in oceanography, marine biology, statistics, or related discipline

    (2) demonstrated experience in programming languages such as R or Matlab

    (3) previous experience working with large, spatially explicit data sets

    (4) the ability and desire to work as part of a collaborative team

    (5) demonstrated technical writing ability

    (6) demonstrated ability to work independently to complete complex tasks.

    The position will be located at the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Marine Mammal and Turtle Division located in Miami, FL. Remote work may be required due to considerations related to COVID-19.

     Curriculum Vitae and the contact information for 3 people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.


    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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  • RSMAS - Programmer II - CIMAS - R100047946

    The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Programmer II position to work in Miami. The position is within the Physical Oceanography Division of NOAA/AOML. The incumbent will be developing software for the US Argo Data Assembly Center (DAC). Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Writing software in higher level languages (mainly Fortran, Java, C/C++)
    • Design/develop robust software packages;
    • Writing shell scripts;
    • Transition software to operational application;
    • Document what the code does and how it needs to be used;
    • Contribute to monitoring of the processing system as well as reprocessing of data.

    Minimum Qualifications:

           Applicants must have a Bachelors degree or higher in computer science, information technology, or related fields and 3 years of relevant work related experience.

    Necessary skills include some familiarity with

    • Familiarity with UNIX/LINUX-based systems,
    • Designing software,
    • Writing software in various higher level languages,
    • Shell scripting. The applicant must have excellent time management, communication, and documentation skills.

    Apply online at: www.miami.edu/careers. Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.


    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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  • RSMAS - Research Associate I - CIMAS- R100047652

    The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami in Miami, FL, invites applicants for a Research Associate position (1-year term limited, no benefits). We seek an individual to join the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division supporting coastal fieldwork, and laboratory analyses at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, FL.

    This position will utilize a solid foundation in coastal ecology fieldwork, data collection, data QA/QC and lab analysis techniques, including water quality laboratory work. Beneficial experience can include work in environmental data analyses and habitat assessment. Certification in small boat operations preferred but not required.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Conducting fieldwork on small and large research vessels.
    • Conducting ecological field work, including water quality, benthic habitat monitoring, and small fish community assessments
    • Processing and database entry and management of nutrient, chlorophyll and microbial analyses from water samples.
    • Participate in and provide logistical organization and support for small boat fieldwork operations in Biscayne Bay and coastal areas.
    • This work will be done in hot temperatures, sometimes adverse weather conditions and at sea on boats.
    • When necessary, assist the group in other laboratory sample analyses and data entry, data QA/QC, and database management as well as computational and statistical analysis when required.

     
    Requirements:

    Candidates for this position should have a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology/Ecology, Biochemistry, Oceanography, or a related field experience, and a minimum of one year (more preferred) of demonstrated experience in (1) Biscayne Bay (or similar region) fieldwork and parametrization (2) Ocean chemistry laboratory work or related lab work  (3) participating in and leading field surveys including small boat driving experience (4) the ability and desire to work as part of a collaborative team, including during overnight research vessel surveys and fieldwork trips away from Miami for up to 12 days at a time, and (5) excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills, good organizational skills, meticulous laboratory methods, and the ability and availability to participate in and support fieldwork trips, including the ability to conduct work on uneven terrain and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Experience with R or GIS preferred but not required.

    The position will be located at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory's Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystem Division in Miami, FL.  
    Apply online at: www.miami.edu/careers. A resume/CV, cover letter and 3 references are required with application.


    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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