RSMAS - Senior Research Associate II - CIMAS

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-02-05
Req: R100028772
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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 Senior Research Associate II position. The research will involve close collaboration with scientists at RSMAS, the Physical Oceanography Division at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Atmospheric Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML).

The incumbent is expected to coordinate efforts of the team of the US Argo Data Assembly Center (US DAC) in collaboration with the US Argo data manager as well as members of the US Argo Consortium. Duties include but are not limited to: (1) maintaining and revising existing decoders as well as developing new decoders as needed due to changes in technology; (2) designing and coordinating adaptations of the data processing system to new requirements due to changes of float technology as well as decisions by the International Argo Data Management Team (IADMT); (3) maintaining software for downloading data; (4) coordinate updating documentation of the processing system including instructions for the operators in collaboration with members of the US DAC team; (5) interaction with IADMT, US Argo partners and Global DACs; (6) The incumbent is expected to advise some CIMAS employees when necessary.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree and at least 1 year of relevant work related experience with evidence of tangible contributions to the dissemination of new research information. The incumbent must be willing and physically able to participate in oceanographic research cruises and work productively in a shipboard research environment. Necessary skills include working knowledge of Unix and Linux computers, shell scripting, higher level programming languages (C, C++, Java, Fortran, Matlab), familiarity with the decoding of data from autonomous instruments (Argo floats), some experience in the design and implementation of automatic data processing systems.

Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills in order to communicate with a diverse group of people in large collaborative projects.

Apply online at:  Curriculum Vitae, statement of interests, and the names of three people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.

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Posted: 2/7/2019
Application Due: 7/15/2019
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