Postdoctoral Research Scientist

East Boothbay, Maine
Mar 30, 2017
Apr 29, 2017
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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

 in simulated Subarctic Atlantic physical-biological interactions

Bigelow Laboratory invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist (PDRS) to participate in a research project on potential control by physical transport flows (advection, export, mixing) on primary production in the Subarctic Atlantic – Arctic Ocean region.  Specifically, the PDRS will be responsible for analysis of historical field- and satellite-derived data for model  validation; the PDRS will be also encouraged to lead on some aspect of the project by selecting one of our sub-questions as his/her own. The research will be carried out in collaboration with ocean color and regional biogeochemical general circulation models for the subarctic Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.  Minimal requirements are a Ph.D. in marine science, oceanography, remote sensing, climate or ecosystem modeling, applied math, or related field.  Preferred qualifications are an ability and interest to work across biological and physical disciplines as well as strong modeling, quantitative, and statistical skills.  The preferred candidate will have published (or submitted) their dissertation chapters in peer reviewed journals, since excellent written and verbal skills are crucial. 

The position is full-time, with a funding period of two years pending funding availability and satisfactory annual review. The position has an expected start date of July 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Work will be performed at the Bigelow Laboratory campus in East Boothbay, ME (, in collaboration with Drs. María Vernet (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) as well as Canadian, Norwegian and Danish co-investigators; international travel will be required.

Bigelow Laboratory's new campus is located in scenic, coastal Maine with abundant opportunities for outdoor and cultural activities. It is about an hour drive from Portland and a 3-hour drive from Boston. For further information, go to  Questions regarding this position can be addressed to Dr. Patricia Matrai at, but applications must be submitted online to:

Bigelow Laboratory is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.