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HBOI Graduate Research Assistant

Florida Atlantic University
Fort Pierce, Florida
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

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Ocean Science
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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HBOI Graduate Research Assistant

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Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University is seeking an HBOI Graduate Research Assistant - Fort Pierce, FL.

The student will conduct research on estuarine and/or coastal water quality, phytoplankton blooms and/or ecosystem dynamics using numerical modelling as a tool. The preferred subject will be harmful algal blooms (HABs) but the student is welcome to select a relevant research subject (e.g., nutrient cycles, phytoplankton blooms, seagrass dynamics, or ocean acidification) that is best suited for her/his interest, background, and skills. 

The research will be largely based on existing numerical model(s) for South Florida estuaries and coastal regions developed in this. The student will be responsible for further improvements and testing. The student will then conduct numerical simulations and present the results as a MS thesis and/or for publications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be a degree-seeking FAU graduate student with a minimum of five credit hours (or nine if international) and a minimum 3.0 GPA. 

Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, Marine sciences, and/or Environmental Sciences.

Must be accepted by the Marine Science and Oceanography at HBOI or one of the related MS programs.

Must have a strong interest in modeling and studying marine ecosystems

Solid knowledge in physics, biology, and biochemistry.

Significant mathematical and programming (Matlab, Fortran, Python) skills are preferred.


$352.00 per week.

College or Department:

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute


Harbor Branch (HBOI)

Work Days and Hours:

Flexible hours based on class schedule and supervisor's approval.

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

This is a part time position.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume is required for this position. Make sure to attach the required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents will result in disqualification.

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