Employment Opportunities

CDD RESEARCH SCIENTIST POSITION IN SEDIMENT DYNAMICS NUMERICAL MODELLING IN BREST AT IFREMER

IFREMER is seeking a highly motivated research fellow or postdoctoral researcher, specialized in sediment dynamics modelling, to join their team at Ifremer, Brest, France.  The research position includes modelling the sediment dynamics in the Bay of Biscay and is a fixed term contract (18 months). The successful candidate will be in charge of producing a 20-year hindcast of the sediment dynamics with the CROCO/MUSTANG sediment transport model. Using this hindcast, together with in situ and ocean color data, he/she will focus on the relation between sediment dynamics and forcing (including storms) at the inter-annual timescale.  He/she will publish the outcome of the study in peer-reviewed publications. Deadline for applications: July 15, 2020. Click here for more information and to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Associate for investigating mapping/reconstruction approaches for sea level at ODU, Norfolk, Virginia

The Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (OEAS) Department at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, in association with the Centre for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO), seeks to fill a postdoctoral research associate position for investigating different mapping/reconstruction approaches for sea level as measured by a combination of tide gauges and saltmarsh records over the last ~300 years. The position will focus on the integration of ancillary datasets from hydrographic profiles, sea surface temperature, cryospheric and hydrological fingerprints, ocean models and vertical land motion estimates and the development of probabilistic frameworks considering the inherent uncertainties in each of these components. The envisaged project will contribute to the upcoming cycle of the NASA Sea Level Change Team. The ideal candidates have to demonstrate a strong background in sea level research in general and experience in using and analysing ocean model outputs and large observational datasets. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Oceanography, Coastal Engineering, Earth system science, climate studies, or related fields. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

Complete applications, including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a statement of research interests and contact information of 3 references should be submitted via the ODU research foundation webpage by July 30, 2020 for full consideration. For further information, please contact Sönke Dangendorf (sdangend@odu.edu).

Coastal Modeling Position at USGS St. Pete

The U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (St. Petersburg, Florida) has an opening for a federal contracting position with Cherokee Nation Technologies focused on coastal numerical modeling of hydrodynamics, coastal morphology and sediment transport. The successful candidate will work directly with me to support projects assessing short- and long-term drivers of coastal change including storms, sea level rise, and restoration.  Please consider applying or share as appropriate. Any questions on the position description can be directed to me by email (dpasseri@usgs.gov).

Essential duties: development and application of coastal numerical model, support dissemination of data and numerical model output, development of scripts and computational tool, analysis and merging of spatially and temporally variant data sets on a variety of scales.

Education and/or experience: a Ph.D. in Oceanography, Coastal Engineering or a closely related field is highly desired; a Master’s degree in coastal engineering, oceanography, coastal geology, marine science or related field is required; experience with developing and running numerical hydrodynamic and/or morphodynamic models such as Delft3D, XBeach, ADCIRC, SWAN; experience in data collection and field work or related internships.

For more information on the position and to apply, click here.

Ocean Modeller | Job position at CMCC Foundation, Italy

Deadline: 30/06/2020

The CMCC is taking into consideration the possibility to hire a talented, motivated and proactive Ocean Modeller to support the research and the service improvement activity.  CMCC is a non-profit research institution with the aim to investigate and model the climate system and its interactions with society and the environment. Its OPA division deals with the development of models and methods for interdisciplinary research on marine operational forecasting, on the development of services and applications for all maritime economy sectors, including transport. OPA contributes to the European service Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service CMEMS with operational model forecasting and reanalysis products for both the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The location is CMCC – Ocean Predictions and Applications (OPA) office in Via Augusto Imperatore 16 Lecce (Italy). This position is for Ocean Modeller (i.e., Post Degree or Post Doc for research career at CMCC) with strong knowledge of coastal processes and unstructured grid modelling, and programming skills. For more details, click here.

Research position in numerical modeling of estuaries at Univ. of Oregon

Description: Coos Bay, Oregon, is a seasonal estuary located in the PNW, embedded within the California Current System. Inside Coos Bay lies the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, the site of decades of water quality monitoring and restoration efforts. An ongoing project is examining the interactions between 1) estuary dynamics, 2) planned restoration scenarios, and 3) sea level rise scenarios using a well-developed numerical model. The successful applicant will enjoy opportunities to further develop high-resolution numerical simulations of the estuary, analyze and interpret model output, communicate results to local stakeholders, and work with an expert team including scientists from OSU and PNNL.

The university seeks a researcher with strong quantitative skills, preferably with experience in one or more of the following: numerical ocean modeling, estuarine dynamics, or observational estuarine oceanography; although all candidates with physical oceanography, environmental fluid dynamics, or estuarine dynamics backgrounds will be considered. The primary research tool will be a numerical ocean model (FVCOM) coupled with existing restoration scenario planning under several sea level rise scenarios. The successful applicant should have a MSc degree (at minimum) in a related-discipline. Applicants should have some experience with computational/data analysis methods (e.g., MATLAB, Python, FORTRAN), a record of good written and spoken communication skills, and a collaborative attitude. Applicants with PhDs are welcome to apply; possibilities exist to turn this into a postdoctoral experience if desired.

To apply: Please send 1) a cover letter that states your interests and 2) a curriculum vitae, which should list information for three references, to Dave Sutherland (dsuth@uoregon.edu). Review of applicants will begin June 30, with a preferred start date of Oct. 1, 2020. The successful applicant will join a vibrant interdisciplinary group. The position is for six to nine months initially with the possibility of extension. For more information, contact Dave Sutherland (dsuth@uoregon.edu). NOTE: Given the health pandemic and the relatively short duration of this position, applicants wanting to work remotely will be considered.

 Academic Position: Strategic Research Professorship in Eco-Hydro-Morphodynamics

In the Science, Engineering and Technology Group of KU Leuven, jointly between the Faculty of Engineering Science, Department of Civil Engineering (CE), and the Faculty of Sciences, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES), there is a full-time academic position available to perform research on the interactions between hydrodynamics, sediment transport and biota.  Rivers, estuaries and coastal environments are faced with many challenges following natural environmental change and human disturbances, yet are very complex systems characterised by an interplay between geomorphological, ecological and hydraulic processes that is so far poorly understood. While engineers seek for sustainable solutions to protect the earth against threats by natural disasters or human disturbances, more and more we try to learn from nature which seems to be able to engineer itself. In view of climate change, nature-based solutions are a promising way to go, but there is still is big gap of knowledge and understanding about how nature functions, how living materials interact with water and sediments to create or sustain their ideal habitat or how they adapt to changing conditions. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research record and with educational competence within the field(s) of (eco-)hydraulics and/or (eco-)morphodynamics. The full details of the job description and how to apply online can be here. Application deadline: Friday October 30th, 2020

PhD projects on Flow slides: Dilative slope failures feeding turbidity currents at the World’s most dynamic beach
Coastal flow slides at Amity Point, Brisbane, Australia, occur every two weeks, indicating that this site may just be the World’s most dynamic beach. Funding has been obtain to investigate this beach and this includes the following three PhD topics of
1. 2DV investigation of the vertical retreating flow slide (dilative slope failure).
2. The formation and recovery of the erosion embayments, which typically get to a diameter of the order 50m in plan.
3. The longer term, years to decades, development of the shoals in the channel between Nth Stradbroke and Moreton Islands in order to asses worsening versus easing of the erosion threat to the Amity point area at the planning time scale.
If you are interested or know suitable candidates, please email either Peter Nielsen or David Callaghan (dave.callaghan@uq.edu.au) or visit their research page.
Postdoctoral Research Associate for investigating mapping/reconstruction approaches for sea level at ODU, Norfolk, Virginia

The Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (OEAS) Department at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, in association with the Centre for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO), seeks to fill a postdoctoral research associate position for investigating different mapping/reconstruction approaches for sea level as measured by a combination of tide gauges and saltmarsh records over the last ~300 years. The position will focus on the integration of ancillary datasets from hydrographic profiles, sea surface temperature, cryospheric and hydrological fingerprints, ocean models and vertical land motion estimates and the development of probabilistic frameworks considering the inherent uncertainties in each of these components. The envisaged project will contribute to the upcoming cycle of the NASA Sea Level Change Team. The ideal candidates have to demonstrate a strong background in sea level research in general and experience in using and analysing ocean model outputs and large observational datasets.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Oceanography, Coastal Engineering, Earth system science, climate studies, or related fields. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

Complete applications, including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a statement of research interests and contact information of 3 references should be submitted via the ODU research foundation webpage by June 30, 2020 for full consideration. For further information, please contact Sönke Dangendorf (sdangend@odu.edu).

Senior Professional Engineer – Revised Job Announcement

Palm Beach County is seeking a Senior Professional Engineer to manage, design, permit, implement and coordinate contracts associated with capital construction projects for beach nourishment, inlet management, dune restoration, shore protection and wetland restoration; coordinate with other governmental entities, consultants and contractors; and provide engineering support to the petroleum contamination cleanup and natural resources stewardship programs. This supervisory position manages a team consisting of two professional engineers and three technical staff.Palm Beach County is one of the fastest growing counties in Florida and the nation. The Department of Environmental Resources Management employs 120 environmental and engineering professionals dedicated to quality shore protection, environmental protection and restoration. For more details, please see the Job Announcement and Application.

PhD position in Nearshore Dynamics at Utrecht University

The Coastal Morphodynamics group of the Department of Physical Geography at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, seeks a highly motivated candidate for a PhD position on the dynamics of mixed sands at man-made beaches in mixed-energy coastal environments. The full announcement, including details on the project, employment terms and how to apply, can be found here. The deadline for application is June 21, 2020 and they aim to start the project in the fall of 2020.

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Ocean Modelling, NUI Galway, Ireland

NUI Galway is looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher for a 2.5-year full time post. This position is funded by The Marine Institute and is available starting August 1st, 2020. If necessary, it may be possible to arrange a later start date.The successful candidate will be based at the National University of Ireland Galway and contribute towards a recently awarded project in the field of Ocean Modelling. The project is aimed at improving  forecasting skill of the Marine Institute operational modelling system. The successful candidate will work with colleagues in the Marine Institute Ireland to reduce diverse sources of model uncertainties in the MIOMS through data assimilation and soft modelling techniques in order to improve the performance of the MIOMS. For more details, click here.

Doherty Visiting Professor

The faculty of the Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences (OEMS) in Florida Tech’s College of Engineering and Science invite applications for the 2020–2021 academic-year Doherty Visiting Professorship. The endowment to OEMS from the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, Inc. provides $30,000–$40,000 for a part-time appointment (depending on the experience of the successful applicant, benefits desired, and market conditions) and is ideally suited as matching funds for a sabbatical. Their focus is to integrate science, engineering, and management in the marine environment. OEMS offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in oceanography, meteorology, coastal zone management, ocean engineering including naval architecture, environmental science, environmental resource management, Earth remote sensing, marine biology and ecology, sustainability, and conservation biology. They are seeking an established professional from academia, government, or industry with an advanced degree in science, engineering, or management and a clear vision for her/his time at the University.

Applicants should send a statement of interest not exceeding two pages in length, a two-page curriculum vitae, and a cover letter including contact information for three references to Dr. Steven M. Lazarus, Professor and Program Chair, Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology at slazarus@fit.edu.

ASBPA announces RFQ for management duties

The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) is pursuing a contract for a Managing Director to work under the direction of the Executive Director. The contract for management services will cover a broad array of organizational needs that include conference organization, ASBPA communications and outreach, board and officer relations, coordination and business administration. Click here for more details.

MS/PhDStudent Assistantship in Coastal Engineering / Resiliency

The University of Georgia (UGA) School of Environmental, Civil, Agriculture, and Mechanical Engineering is seeking a highly-motivated MS or PhD student to begin Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. The graduate student will work under Dr. Matthew Bilskie. The general scope of work includes high-performance computational modeling of astronomic tides, hurricane storm surge, and wind-waves and their impacts on coastal systems and communities for present and future conditions (including climate change and sea level rise).

Candidates should have been awarded a B.S. degree in Civil, Environmental, or Coastal Engineering or related field (M.S. is preferred for PhD students). The ideal candidate will have experience with computer programming /scripting (Matlab, Fortran, Python, R, bash scripting, etc.), the Linux command line, and GIS. Strong communication and writing skills are essential as well as the ability to work within a lab group setting. Although it is not necessary to have all of these skills at the start, the ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn from others and the motivation to self-teach skills. Please contact Dr. Matthew Bilskie by email at gradprogram@engr.uga.edu with the subject heading “UGA Graduate Student Inquiry – Dr. Bilskie” and provide a cover letter, CV and contact information for at least two references.

Postdoc positions in sediment transport and soil biogeochemistry, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

A couple of postdoc positions are now available at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and affiliated with St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.  There are currently projects related to coastal sediment transport and soil biogeochemistry. The projects will be mainly laboratory based, e.g., flume experiments, microfluidics, and etc.

Interested applicants are welcome to directly send your CV to Dr. Judy Yang (judyyang@umn.edu). For more information, click here.

Postdoc in wave studies, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

The Integrative Oceanography Division at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar Employee for the Coastal Data Information Program under the supervision of Dr Eric Terrill and Dr Sophia Merrifield.

They invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to study the physics of ocean surface wave processes, wave statistics, forecasting, observational methods, hindcast trend analysis; or some combination of these sub disciplines.  The applicant will be expected to use modeling tools and observational datasets, primarily in support of collaborative work with the US Army Corps of Engineers.  The successful applicant will have skills in oceanography, wave physics, data analysis, ocean wave modeling (e.g. WaveWatchIII), and signal processing.

Initial appointment will be for 12 months, renewable for a second year, subject to performance and availability of funding.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is not a tenure-track position.  Position can begin as soon as April 2020, and no later than September 2020.  Additional information can be found here. To apply: email postdoc@cdip.ucsd.edu a SINGLE PDF with a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references with the subject: “CDIP postdoc position”

Civil/Coastal Engineer

Edgewater Resources is a design, engineering and development consultancy focused on marinas and waterfronts worldwide. This position is a critical and valued role for the work we do, which is often fast-paced, interesting and challenging. The ideal candidate will be passionate about maritime projects and will support the firms’ effort to apply sustainable design to natural and made coastal, riverine and aquatic environments. Please sent resume or interest to hello@edgewaterresources.com with the subject line: Edgewater Resources Job Posting. For more information, click here.

Civil/Coastal Engineer – Project Manager

Edgewater Resources is a design, engineering and development consultancy focused on marinas and waterfronts worldwide. This position is a critical and valued role for the work we do, which is often fast-paced, interesting and challenging. The ideal candidate will be passionate about maritime projects and support the firms’ effort to apply sustainable design to natural and made coastal, riverine and aquatic environments. Please sent resume or interest to hello@edgewaterresources.com with the subject line: Edgewater Resources Job Posting. For more information, click here.

Washington State Dpt of Ecology seeks Ocean Acidification Senior Scientist (Natural Resource Scientist 4)

The Environmental Assessment Program (EAP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Ocean Acidification Senior Scientist (Natural Resource Scientist 4) position. This position will be located at the Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. The Ocean Acidification Senior Scientist position serves as the designated technical expert in the agency on ocean acidification science. The department is seeking applicants who have excellent attention to technical details, possess the ability to work independently and take initiative, are flexible, team-oriented, and have the ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse audience. For more information, click here.

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