Job Opportunity: Research Associate with Scripps Institution of Oceanography


The Staff Research Associate will perform high precision quantitative analyses of oceanographic properties including: dissolved nutrients, dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide parameters and salinity. Prepare equipment and chemicals for research expeditions. Set up, operate, maintain and repair instrumentation at sea and on shore. Assist with operation of autonomous sensors. Assist with all facets of processing CTD and hydrographic data, from initial quality control to final report. Assist with set up and maintenance of computer hardware and peripherals used for data processing. Assist with management of software under Linux operating system used for data processing.

  • Must be willing and able to participate on research cruises of up to 2 months duration, for a total of up to 6 months annually.


  • Graduate degree in chemical oceanography or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Demonstrated experience in sea going analytical operations involving the high precision analysis of dissolved nutrients in seawater using a continuous flow analyzer, dissolved oxygen using automatic titrators, and salinity using salinometers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ocean data collection theories and practices. Proficient in oceanographic sample collection and processing techniques.
  • Proven experience with chemical analyses of sea water.
  • Demonstrated experience with the operation of hydrographic sampling equipment
  • Theoretical and practical experience with statistical analysis data processing software.
  • Demonstrated experience with the installation and configuration of computers and peripheral equipment (e.g. monitors, printers, plotters and backup media).
  • Proven ability to perform standard repetitive laboratory techniques. Ability to read, interpret and apply protocols in conducting research. Ability in following step wise experimental protocols.

Special Conditions

  • Must have a valid Driver License.
  • Must be willing and able to participate on research cruises of up to 2 months duration, for a total of up to 6 months annually.
  • Must be able to travel globally without restriction.
  • Must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

Applicaion Deadline: Fri 1/24/2020

For more information and how to apply, click here.

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