Ocean Career: FAU Harbor Branch Coastal Ocean Modeler

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Coastal Ocean Modeler in Ft. Pierce, FL.

Develop and implement coupled physical-biogeochemical models for studying harmful algal blooms, water quality, and carbon cycle in various freshwater lakes, estuarine and coastal regions.

Perform numerical simulations, analysis of the model results, data analysis, and prepares scientific reports, presentations and/or publications.

Coordinates research activities between related projects and within the team and with collaborators.

FAU Benefits and Perks

  • Excellent benefit packages including Medical (PPO/HMO $50 per month single & $180 per month family), Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending plans, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and much more.
  • State retirement options including tax-deferred annuities and Roth 403(b) plans.
  • State employees Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
  • Flexible work arrangement plans
  • Sick Leave Pool Program
  • Paid time off (eligible employees) including vacation and sick leave, 1 personal day, 9 paid holidays, and paid winter break (at President’s discretion)!!
  • Paid Community Engagement Volunteer Service Day
  • Employee Educational Scholarship Program (EESP) for eligible Staff/Faculty - Tuition assistance after 6 months of full-time employment. For in-unit faculty, the EESP program may be extended to spouses and dependent children (eligibility rules apply).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in Marine Science, Oceanography, or related area of specialization is required.
  • Significant knowledge of at least one of the generic coastal ocean models (e.g., POM, ECOM-si, ROMS, FVCOM); At least one year of actual ocean modeling related experience is required.
  • Strong programming and mathematical skills are desired; familiar with high performance computing (HPC) environment and significant knowledge of Fortran, Matlab, and/or Python is required.
  • Significant knowledge of physical oceanography, marine chemistry, and/or marine biology is required.


$48,000-$54,000 per year.

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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