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Faculty Research Assistant: Ocean Instrumentation and Underwater Gliders

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. This position contributes to research in oceanography and ocean observing. The successful candidate will join the OSU Glider Research Group (http://gliderfs2.ceoas.oregonstate.edu/gliderweb/ ) working on a variety of field programs off the US west coast and at various sites and on research vessels around the world. Responsibilities include:

Instrumentation – preparing, maintaining and trouble-shooting oceanographic instrumentation, including autonomous underwater gliders, and organizing lab activities;

Fieldwork – mobilizing logistics, going to sea, deploying oceanographic instrumentation, piloting glider missions;

Data analysis – downloading and processing data, including applying sensor calibrations, managing metadata, and conducting data quality control and formatting.

The successful candidate will coordinate research and glider efforts with other project team members and assist with analysis of the data. Current projects include studies of hypoxia, ocean conditions in Oregon’s marine reserves, observations of fronts and eddies in the far western Pacific, and glider-based observations of boundary currents along the Vietnamese coast.

For full consideration, apply by 8 March 2023. Closing date is 14 April 2023. The anticipated start date is as early as 1 April 2023.

To find out more or to apply, visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/132392