Postdoctoral Research Associate-Physical Oceanography, Shelf-Deep Ocean Exchange Processes
Posting DetailsPosition Details Posting Number G/R01760P Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate-Physical Oceanography, Shelf-Deep Ocean Exchange Processes Department Skidaway Inst of Oceanography About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department
(SkIO) is a multidisciplinary research institution located on a 700 acre campus on Skidaway Island. The Institute’s primary goals are to further understanding of marine and environmental sciences, conduct leading edge research on marine and coastal systems, and train tomorrow’s scientists. Skidaway Institute faculty members are part of the Department of Marine Sciences at UGA and serve as mentors and advisors for undergraduate and graduate students. Our campus is also a host to Georgia Southern University’s Applied Coastal Research Lab, NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, The University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium, The Nature Conservancy, and Savannah State University/SKIO’s CIRE Lab.College/Unit/Department website www.skio.uga.edu Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 05/01/2019 Posting Date 03/27/2019 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Savannah Area EOO Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.Position Details Position Information
Minimum Qualifications should list both the minimum degree and the field which the degree must be earned. If prior work experience is required, the posting should list both the job in which the experience must be gained, and the minimum duration that will be accepted.Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary
This position will perform research on cross-shelf and shelf edge exchange processes, utilizing datasets from Cape Hatteras gathered during the multi-institutional NSF-sponsored project, Processes driving Exchange At Cape Hatteras, or ‘PEACH’. Examine how shelf circulation responds to the strong forcing agents of this dynamic region. Data sets include short and long-range HF-radar, autonomous gliders, and shelf/shelf-edge mooring data.Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position
Ph.D. in Oceanography, Civil Engineering, or equivalent, with experience in analysis of physical oceanographic data (required)
Extensive familiarity of typical physical oceanographic datasets and analysis techniques (required)
Experience over a range of temporal and spatial shelf scales (preferred)
Previous exposure to glider and/or HF radar data is also valuable.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Independently motivated and enthusiastic about research.
Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal), and quantitative analytical skills are essential.Physical Demands
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