JOB SUMMARY

The coastal biogeochemical dynamics lab in the Department of the Marine Sciences located on the Avery Point campus at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher. The successful candidate will advance our understanding of the predictability of biogeochemical fields on seasonal to interannual timescales. This position will provide an opportunity to advance the understanding of the controls over regionally predictability of biogeochemical fields as well as their application to fisheries management. You will work on developing models, analyzing output, and delivering the relevant information to coastal communities who rely on this information for planning and decision-making. Visit our lab website (https://samanthasiedlecki.wixsite.com/coastalbiogeodynlab https://samanthasiedlecki.wixsite.com/coastalbiogeodynlab) for more information about our research. The position will also enable the postdoctoral scholar the opportunity to collaborate with scientists at NOAA. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of ocean biogeochemical cycling including carbon, oxygen and nutrient cycles in coastal environments, expertise in programming and large data set analysis, as well as model evaluation. Preference will be given to candidates with experience running ROMS models. The position will be located at the regional campus at Avery Point working predominately with the laboratory of Samantha Siedlecki.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Run simulations using a regional modeling framework like ROMS for the coastal ocean equipped with biogeochemistry Analyze model output and evaluate model performance using existing observational data; Quantify regional predictability of model fields on various timescales Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present results at national and international conferences.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Doctoral degree in Oceanography, or a closely related field Technical training or practical experience in programming (Python, Matlab or similar) Exposure to ocean biogeochemical cycling including carbon, oxygen and nutrient cycles through courses or research experience Experience with ROMS modeling Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment Excellent written and oral communication skills Ability to pursue research independently

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with biogeochemical model analysis and evaluation or large observational data set equivalent Demonstrated experience mentoring graduate or undergraduate students Publications related to the minimum qualifications Research experience with forecasts or projections

APPOINTMENT TERMS

The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding. Salary and benefits are competitive.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate?s compliance with the University?s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy https://policy.uconn.edu/2021/08/18/mandatory-workforce-covid-19-vaccination/. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495846 to upload a one-page statement of research interests and your qualifications for the position, a current CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references. For more information about the Coastal Biogeochemical Dynamics Lab please visit: https://samanthasiedlecki.wixsite.com/coastalbiogeodynlab https://samanthasiedlecki.wixsite.com/coastalbiogeodynlab. Preference will be given to applications received by December 15, 2021.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 15, 2021.

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