RSMAS - Research Associate I - CIMAS

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-07
Req: R100043825
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The University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (CIMAS) is accepting applications for a research associate working on coral reef ecosystems. The successful applicant will work with a diverse team of scientists, postdocs, and students at NOAA and UM laboratories in Miami, Florida as part of the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division (OCED) Coral Program at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML).

The Coral Program at NOAA/AOML is interested in how climate change and ocean acidification will be, and already are affecting the construction (coral growth, calcification) and breakdown (bioerosion, dissolution) of coral reef habitat, as well as the associated ramifications these processes have for ecosystem function. In light of widespread coral mortality and reef ecosystem degradation, we are actively engaged in identifying mechanisms of reef resilience, whether they be molecular, ecological, or chemical. These analyses will contribute to NOAA’s National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP).

This is a primarily laboratory-based position. The successful candidate’s duties will include, but are not limited to the following: 1) CT and microCT scanning and analysis, 2) 3D scanning for surface area and volumetric analysis, 3) Photomosaic construction, processing, and analysis, 4) Data QA/QC and archiving 5) Outreach, communication, and the development of online tools for visualizing and accessing AOML’s digital 3D library. Some assistance with field operations is possible, however is not required. The successful applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree in marine science or a related field from an accredited university, however preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree. They must be highly motivated, organized, and able to adapt to a dynamic lab environment. Proficiency with computers is a must as this position will primarily involve computer-based work such as digital image analysis. Strong analytical and laboratory skills are required. Experience with small boats and AAUS SCUBA diving certification are desirable but not required. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a close familiarity with coral reef ecosystems, coral densitometry, coral calcification, and bioerosion.

Apply online at: A statement of interest, Curriculum Vitae and contact information for 3 persons who can provide letters of recommendation are required.

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Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time