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Senior Research Associate

Company: University of Miami
Location: Key Biscayne
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Current Employees:If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click here to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet.Transforming LivesThe University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) invites applicants for a full time Senior Research Associate I position. We seek an individual to join our Ocean Carbon Cycle group to support fieldwork by installing and maintaining oceanographic instruments set up on a variety of ships including research vessels and commercial ships, and processing and quality controlling the data provided by these instruments. The position will be located in Miami, FL.The candidate is expected to develop under the mentoring of more established scientists in the group and will install, maintain and troubleshoot a variety of oceanographic instruments, both on ships and in the lab that are used to fully characterize the carbon system in seawater (pCO2, pH, alkalinity and DIC). They will also process samples and be involved in efforts to improve and document the protocols and methodology for sample analysis, data processing, and report writing.Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Installing, troubleshooting and maintaining oceanographic instrumentation on a variety of ships. Trips 2-7 days in duration are anticipated multiple times per year, often on short notice, to perform maintenance on systems when ships are in port.
  • Troubleshooting, maintenance and calibration of oceanographic systems in lab.
  • Processing and quality controlling the data collected on ships of opportunity and submitting quality-controlled data and metadata to a variety of repositories.
  • Sample analysis in lab for a variety of carbon system parameters.
  • Participation in research cruises (up to 50 days out at sea)MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Applicants must have a Master of Science degree in engineering, marine science, oceanography, physics, chemistry or related fields.
    • Experience with troubleshooting and maintaining oceanographic equipment is highly desirable.
    • Necessary skills include the ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities, time management, and work with a collaborative and diverse team
    • Participate on research cruises
    • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills, good organizational skills, and the ability and availability to assist and support fieldwork trips.
    • Ability to work and collaborate in a diverse group setting is essential
    • Good working knowledge of Excel. Experience with commonly used software and protocols in the oceanographic community such as NetCDF, Ocean DataView, MatLab/python/LabView or other programming languages will be a plus.
    • Basic knowledge of mechanics, electrics and electronics also a plus.The position is located at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory's Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystem Division in Miami, FL.

      The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.Job Status:Full timeEmployee Type:StaffPay Grade:r6

Keywords: University of Miami, Key Biscayne , Senior Research Associate, Other , Key Biscayne, Florida

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