Coastal Ocean Modeler

Florida Atlantic University
Fort Pierce, Florida
$42,000 - $54,000
Jun 30, 2020
Jul 30, 2020
Ocean Science
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute located in Ft. Pierce, FL is seeking applications for a Coastal Ocean Modeler position in the area of coupled physical-biogeochemical modeling in estuarine, coastal and shelf oceans. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated modeler who conducts interdisciplinary work to understand water quality and ecosystem health in freshwater lake, estuaries and coastal oceans.

The Coastal Ocean Modeler is expected to work with a team of scientists in an innovative and collaborative culture. 

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement coupled physical-biogeochemical models for studying harmful algal blooms, water quality, and carbon cycle in various freshwater lakes, estuarine and coastal regions.
  • Perform numerical simulations, analysis of the model results, and data analysis, and prepares scientific reports, presentations and/or publications.

Additional duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate research within the team and collaborators.
  • Occasionally participate and assist in field and/or lab work.

Minimum Qualification

Master's degree from an accredited institution in Marine Science, Oceanography, or related area, and one year of ocean modeling related experience required. 

Strong skills in programming languages such as Fortran, Matlab, and/or Python. 

Significant knowledge of at least one of the generic coastal ocean models (e.g. POM, ECOM-si, ROMS, FVCOM). 

Significant knowledge of physical oceanography, marine chemistry, and/or marine biology.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ08799).

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.