Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Posting NumberG/R01572PWorking TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociateDepartmentSkidaway Inst of OceanographyAbout 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 ( 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 websitewww.skio.uga.eduEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date05/01/2019Posting Date03/26/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancySavannah 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.

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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 TitlePost-Doctoral Associate ADFLSAExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

The COBIA (Woodson) Lab at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, studying storm effects on circulation, turbulence and sediment transport on continental shelves. The successful applicant will examine existing data sets from a range of depths in the coastal ocean, and collaborate with Large Eddy Simulation (LES) modeling being performed by project collaborators. Examining the interplay between storm-driven variability and the dominant tidal, weatherband, and seasonal dynamics will be facilitated by use of extensive analysis tools already developed. Combined observational approaches in collaboration with associated LES modeling will offer a valuable opportunity for the Associate to develop a unique research capacity.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Ph.D. in Oceanography, Civil Engineering, or equivalent, with experience in analysis of physical oceanographic data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Applicants are expected to be independently motivated and enthusiastic about research. Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal) and quantitative analytical skills are essential.

Preferred: Familiarity with typical physical oceanographic data sets, and analysis techniques is required; with experience over a range of temporal and spatial scales (focusing on the continental shelf) preferred.

Physical Demands

Sitting for long periods of time.

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    Posted: 3/28/2019
    Application Due: 9/24/2019
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