Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Employer
University of North Carolina Wilmington - Center for Marine Science
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina
Posted
Jan 26, 2018
Closes
Feb 25, 2018
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

Summary of Position

The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography/Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Physical Oceanography/Remote Sensing within the SOCON Program (Sustained Ocean Color Observation with Nanosatellites – http://www.uncw.edu/socon). UNCW has entered into a PUBLIC/PRIVATE/FEDERAL partnership funded by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as a technology demonstration and “proof-of-concept” for development of a low-cost, high resolution, miniaturized multispectral ocean color imager (HawkEye) capable of flight on a CubeSat (SeaHawk) as a “game-changer” in the collection and dissemination ocean color data via nanosatellites. This position will become a member of the management, flight and science teams, working closely with the NASA Ocean Color Program on processing, distribution and archival of the imagery, and will have the opportunity to use these data in support of their own research interests. The SOCON team has completed the sensor development and is in the process of construction of 2 prototype CubeSats. The first is scheduled for launch in Q3 2018 with the second to follow within 6-months to a year. We are seeking an outstanding scientist with a doctorate in marine science, remote sensing, or a closely related field with a research focus on remote sensing of physical processes within the ocean and/or physical-biological interactions in coastal or mid-ocean ecosystems. Professional program management experience desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program and will have the opportunity to gain experience teaching within UNCW’s undergraduate and graduate programs in physical oceanography.
 

Minimum Requirements

• Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physical Oceanography, Ocean Sciences, or a related discipline. ABD’s will be considered if degree will be conferred by June 30, 2018.

• Exceptional communication skills

• Ability to work within diverse teams

• Program management skills
 

Preferred Qualifications

A doctorate in marine science, remote sensing, or a closely related field with a research focus on remote sensing of physical processes within the ocean and/or physical-biological interactions in coastal or mid-ocean ecosystems. Professional experience in program management.
 

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Center for Marine Science at UNC Wilmington is dedicated to providing an environment that fosters a multidisciplinary approach to questions in basic marine research.
The mission of the center is to promote basic and applied research in the fields of oceanography, coastal and wetland studies, marine biomedical and environmental physiology, and marine biotechnology and aquaculture.
 

College/School Information

College of Arts and Sciences: provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.
 The Center for Marine Science: is dedicated to providing an environment that fosters a multidisciplinary approach to questions in basic marine research. The mission of the center is to promote basic and applied research in the fields of oceanography, coastal and wetland studies, marine biomedical and environmental physiology, and marine biotechnology and aquaculture.
 

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
 

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
 

Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 19, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
 

Applicant Instructions

This is a full time, benefits-earning time limited 12-month position, with an initial funding period of three years (with annual review and possibility of renewal). For further information contact Dr. John M. Morrison at morrisonj@uncw.edu or (910) 962-2333.

Applications are to be submitted via the UNCW online system including: letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (summary of research), contact information for three professional references, and one to three samples of published materials submitted in a combined document submitted as ‘Other A’. Documents must be submitted as PDF files. Three current confidential reference letters should also be submitted directly by your referees by email directly to morrisonj@uncw.edu.

Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/10441

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