Position reference: R100054764


The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science invites applications for a Postdoctoral associate position in NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC). The research will support NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) at AOML and SEFSC, specifically by supporting Ecosystem-based fishery management needs in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. South Atlantic regions.


The successful candidate(s) will:

  • Interpret and statistically analyze complex data sets
  • Test and develop hypotheses related to ecosystem processes throughout the Gulf of Mexico and/or South Atlantic
  • Build or update tools to assist U.S. fishery managers in decision making, such as conceptual models, ecosystem models or other predictive models
  • Participate in coordinating and executing stakeholder engagement activities including conducting interviews and facilitating workshops,
  • Present findings at scientific meetings and publish the results in scientific journals


  • The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in physical or biological oceanography, marine ecology, marine biology, population dynamics, fisheries, statistics, or a related field
  • Experience with statistical analyses and expertise in oceanography, marine ecosystem ecology or population dynamics
  • Demonstrated experience in programming languages such as R, Perl, Python, MATLAB, etc.
  • Previous experience working with large and diverse data sets
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability and desire to work as part of a collaborative team but also the ability to work independently to complete complex interdisciplinary ecosystem analyses
  • Previous experience with participatory modeling, ecosystem modeling and/or use of downscaled climate models is desired

Apply online at www.miami.edu/careers (position reference: R100054764). A statement of interest, CV, and the names of 3 people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.

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