Position Announcements

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI)
Fort Pierce, Florida

Harbor Branch is seeking applicants for a two-year Postdoctoral appointment

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to define their own research topics/direction that fits into the HBOI strategic research plan (http://fau.edu/hboi/pdf/StrategicPlan.pdf). The candidate should also be willing to work with a team of scientists with various research interests in a university culture that fosters innovation and collaboration within our institute, with colleagues at FAU and other collaborators.

Posted Position # 979793

Post-doctoral Research Associate – Marine Organism Population Connectivity Modeling

This position will work on marine organism population connectivity and small-scale larval transport mechanism in the southeast US and the Caribbean Region, including the Bahamas and the Gulf of Mexico. The successful candidate will build upon our current off-line Lagrangian transport model to develop a comprehensive tool for connectivity studies. This model couples an Individual Based Model with physical parameters of the flow as well as a habitat distribution map. The candidate will work on several projects addressing transport and recruitment strategies around islands, transport from spawning aggregation sites, mesophotic and deep coral connectivity in the Caribbean Sea and in the Strait of Florida. The selected candidate is also expected to take part in field experiments involving gliders and advance underwater optical sensors to validate model results.  Further, the candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment involving coral scientists, ecologists, fish biologists, physical oceanographers and ocean engineers from HBOI and other collaborators.

We are looking for a motivated person with a multidisciplinary background in oceanography and experience in modeling (biological and/or physical) in a Unix/Linux environment.  The successful candidate is also expected to write proposals to continue the funding of  the position.

Minimum Qualifications 

(1) A Ph.D. in marine science, physical oceanography, fisheries science, quantitative ecology, or a related field (required) 

(2) Experience building and calibrating models, confronting them with limited data and expressing uncertainty, (3) Experience working with collaborators from diverse backgrounds and interest in working with interdisciplinary teams

(4) Excellent written and oral communication skills

(5)  Strong programming skills   

For further inquiry about position #979793, please contact Dr. Laurent Cherubin at FAU/HBOI, email:lcherubin@fau.edu with “HBOI Connectivity Post-doc Position” listed in the subject line. 

Salary Range


To Apply

All applicants must apply electronically to the posted position (reference applicable position number from above) on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://jobs.fau.edu), by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents.  Applications will be accepted through 01/20/2014 or until the position is filled. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and philosophy, contact information for three references including email addresses and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation call 561-297-3057 (561-955-8771 TTY/TDD)

Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution and is committed to the diversity of its workforce.

Florida Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is a research community of marine scientists, engineers, educators focused on Ocean Science for a Better World. For more information about FAU and HBOI, please visit www.fau.edu/hboi.