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Position: Assistant/Associate Research Professor
Institution: Mississippi State University
Department: Northern Gulf Institute
Location: Hancock County, Mississippi, United States
Duties: Conduct scientific research, including publications in international peer-reviewed journals and associated development of management applications, using the data from NCEI products (WOD, TSG, ICOADS etc.) to better understand and manage the coastal regions in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Develop research proposals with NOAA and international partners to support NCEI research and product development agenda. Identify, coordinate, and correspond with data contributors to define data acquisitions and determine suitability for contribution to the long-term coastal data record within NCEI
Requirements: US Citizen or Permanent Residency is required. Ability to receive a Department of Commerce moderate risk clearance. PhD in Physical Oceanography or related field. Familiar with in-situ oceanographic data acquisition and processing. Proficiency in scientific analysis and stewardship of a variety of ocean in situ data sets, including TSG, CTD, ADCP, glider, and AUV data from NOAA and international partner platforms. Experience working at sea with oceanic instrument operations as well as data collection, processing, analysis, and interpretation. Knowledge of Linux and familiarity with quantitative programming languages (C, Matlab, Python and FORTRAN). Ability to write technical reports and scientific papers, and making oral presentations to diverse audiences Author of manuscripts published in scientific journals. Ability to innovate and work both as a team member and a team leader. Ability to work autonomously and manage projects independently (beginning through completion)
   
Text: Assistant/Associate Research Professor Apply now Job no: 497957 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 191001 - Northern Gulf Institute Location: Hancock County Categories: Faculty Position Open Date: Nov 8 2018 Department Profile: The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Center for Coasts, Oceans, and Geophysics (CCOG) applies established and emerging technologies to build the long term coastal data record, and develops products and services that enhance the understanding of historical trends, anomalies, and frequency of event occurrences in support of scientists and coastal managers. CCOG is implementing a Science Plan that, through the analysis of existing and new environmental marine data sets and the science-based development of decision support tools, will contribute to our understanding and successful management of marine resources in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. The program directly contributes to the Gulf of Mexico Recovery and Restoration Efforts. To complement and strengthen our current and future planned activities at CCOG, we seek an experienced physical oceanographer with strong scientific data analytical skills, management applications, fieldwork experience and programming proficiency. Mississippi State University (MSU), the lead institution of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Cooperative Institute, has been funded by NCEI/CCOG to support their endeavors. Anticipated Appointment Date: January 2, 2019 Tenure Track Status: Non- Tenure Track Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Conduct scientific research, including publications in international peer-reviewed journals and associated development of management applications, using the data from NCEI products (WOD, TSG, ICOADS etc.) to better understand and manage the coastal regions in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. 2. Develop research proposals with NOAA and international partners to support NCEI research and product development agenda. 3. Identify, coordinate, and correspond with data contributors to define data acquisitions and determine suitability for contribution to the long-term coastal data record within NCEI. 4. Conduct scientific appraisals of coastal data for long term archive. 5. Lead the development of a thermosalinograph (TSG) database for dissemination to our partners and the public. 6. Support other NCEI core products, such the World Ocean Database (WOD) and International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS). 7. Develop an innovative framework for integrating Gulf of Mexico restoration-related datasets into new and existing data products. Minimum Qualifications: • US Citizen or Permanent Residency is required. • Ability to receive a Department of Commerce moderate risk clearance. • PhD in Physical Oceanography or related field. • Familiar with in-situ oceanographic data acquisition and processing. • Proficiency in scientific analysis and stewardship of a variety of ocean in situ data sets, including TSG, CTD, ADCP, glider, and AUV data from NOAA and international partner platforms. • Experience working at sea with oceanic instrument operations as well as data collection, processing, analysis, and interpretation. • Knowledge of Linux and familiarity with quantitative programming languages (C, Matlab, Python and FORTRAN). • Ability to write technical reports and scientific papers, and making oral presentations to diverse audiences • Author of manuscripts published in scientific journals. • Ability to innovate and work both as a team member and a team leader. • Ability to work autonomously and manage projects independently (beginning through completion). Preferred Qualifications: • Certified/experienced NOAA NCEI Data Content Manager • Existing Department of Commerce moderate risk clearance. • Experience preparing scientific datasets and documentation for accession into NOAA National Data Archives, as well as experience in facilitation of creation of standards-based metadata. • Familiar with ocean gliders and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) data collection and analysis. • Experience using NCEI data products (e.g. WOD, ICOADS, TSG) or data types within those products. • Experience performing QA/QC and analyzing TSG, CTD, or ADCP data. • Competitive scientific grantsmanship and publication records • Familiar with the MS Office productivity suite or equivalent. • Familiar with the common data model format netCDF and associated tools. Instructions for Applying: Apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your transcript(s). For additional information, contact Just Cebrian at 251-423-4994 or Alice Chandler at alice@hpc.msstate.edu. Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online Restricted Clause: Position contingent upon funding availability. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population. Advertised: Nov 08 2018 Central Standard Time Applications close:
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