The Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University in cooperation with NOAA is searching for a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct research on coastal water quality dynamics and modeling in Biscayne Bay, Florida. The position will be housed and advised at Mississippi State University and also co-advised by the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, Florida.
Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct research on spatially and temporally variable water quality dynamics and land cover in Biscayne Bay, Florida, develop situationally appropriate models, write reports and peer reviewed publications, and other duties assigned by supervisor.
PhD in environmental science, engineering, or related field. Five or more years of related experience.
Experience with coastal watershed processes, nutrient dynamics, and phytoplankton dynamics
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
GIS modeling, water quality modeling, computer coding, and statistical software
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
The applicant must have the ability to perform routine office work and field work in inclement weather in the summer climate, including long hours and weekends. Extended periods of time may be spent on-site at Biscayne Bay, Florida.
Instructions for Applying:
Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/
Apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a copy of transcript(s). Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.
Position contingent upon funding availability.
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