Research Specialist (postdoctoral-level position) in oceanography
A position as an Assistant Specialist III (recent PhD) is available in the Earth
Research Institute within the Maritorena/Siegel Research group at the University of
California, Santa Barbara. The successful candidate will work on the NASA Measures
ocean color project at UCSB (http://wiki.icess.ucsb.edu/measures). We are looking for
someone to analyze and validate global, advanced, satellite ocean color products (e.g.
IOPs, PSD, PFT, merged products) and/or to develop and implement new bio-optical
models to understand ocean color variability in the UV spectral region including
The candidate must have a PhD in oceanography or related discipline, a working
knowledge of ocean optics, experience in the analysis satellite ocean color data sets,
a strong publication record, and the desire to work on highly interdisciplinary
problems. The Specialist series is a research position that carries with it the
expectation that the candidate will bring to a project special skills, experience, and
knowledge. The candidate will be responsible for carrying out his/her own research and
coordinating critical team activities. He/she must be able to work independently in
the field, including in potentially remote study areas.
The position is full time and offers a salary of $45,732 per year and full benefits.
The initial appointment is for one year beginning November 15, 2012, continuation
beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funds.
Applications will be reviewed starting on December 1, 2011. The position will remain
open until filled. Please send a cover letter describing your research interests and
experience, curriculum vitae, names of three referees including names, email
addresses, and telephone numbers, and representative publications to:
email@example.com, please include code Ocean Color in the subject line of the
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the
diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and
service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action