Mississippi State University in coordination with NOAA is seeking to fill a postdoctoral research associate position in water quality dynamics and statistical analyses starting immediately. The position will be advised from Mississippi State University through the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering but stationed (i.e. located) at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, Florida.
NOAA recently designated Biscayne Bay, Florida as one of ten national habitat focus, based in large part on warning signs of eutrophication. This designation states that NOAA will try to make significant habitat improvements in Biscayne Bay within 3‐5 years. The first goal in the implementation plan is to “by 2020, understand major sources of nutrients that contribute significantly to phytoplankton and algal blooms in Biscayne Bay and work with resource managers to enhance policies and management approaches for improving water quality.” In response to this goal, this project will focus on data analysis and the eventual development of a finite element water quality model for Biscayne Bay.
The minimum qualification for this position is a PhD in environmental science, engineering, or related field. Preferred qualifications include experience with nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics, water quality modeling, computer coding, time series analysis, statistical software, and data quality assurance and quality control. We are looking for an independent and productive candidate with a proven track record in research and publications. The position is dependent upon annual funding.
Interested candidates should send 1) cover letter, 2) CV, and 3) list of three references to Anna Linhoss firstname.lastname@example.org.