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Funding and Opportunities

Call for Participation. Call for participation in the Broadband OBS recovery cruise for the GeoPRISMS Eastern North American Margin Community Seismic Experiment (ENAM CSE). The cruise will take place March 26 – April 10 offshore North Carolina. Students, postdocs, and early-career scientists are particularly encouraged to apply; no experience with this type of data collection is necessary. Learn more.
Posted 2.4.15

Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development in the Resource Conservation and Climate Change program area. This program supports the development of the science, technologies, and methods needed to manage DoD's installation infrastructure in a sustainable way. Learn more.
Posted 11.11.14

Professional Development Program. The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is now accepting applications for the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU (MS PHD'S–GEO REU) Professional Development Program. Applicants can apply online at:
Posted 9.2.14

Competition. The XPRIZE Foundation is collaborating with ocean philanthropist Wendy Schmidt to offer $2 million dollars in prizes to address ocean acidification through the development of breakthrough pH sensor technology. Visit the website for more information.
Posted 4.30.14

Scholarships/Fellowships. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship programme that provides up to AU$272,500 for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world. For more information or to apply, visit
Posted 4.28.14



Oceanographer Specialised in Biogeochemical Data Assimilation. In the Mercator Ocean Research and Development department you are responsible for developing assimilation of biogeochemical data for the analysis and forecasting systems: develop, maintain, upgrade the methods; develop biogeochemical analysis and forecasting systems with modelling and data assimilation;
take part in the commissioning of analysis and forecasting systems; provide scientific input for maintaining production systems; contribute to European research projects; collaborate with external partners; participate in the scientific exploitation of our work. Learn more.
Posted 3.13.15

PACE Postdoctoral Fellowships Call for Applications. The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs seeks recent or anticipated PhDs who have strong expertise in climate science and who are interested in applying their knowledge of the climate system to increase decision-making capacity in climate-sensitive sectors. Scientists undertake research projects and develop tools that will apply climate prediction information to climate-impacted decisions. This year there are two projects to choose from: Stream flow forecasting (Colorado/Rio Grande River basins) and Water budget forecasting for hydropower (Great Lakes Region). Learn more.
Posted 3.5.15

Carry out a self-developed PhD project with Professor Boetius at the MPI for Marine Microbiology. The Hector Fellow Academy is looking for ambitious PhD students to work with Professor Boetius in Bremen, Germany. Students are employed as research assistants for a period of three years and receive material expenses for their research project. Applications have to be submitted by April 30th, 2015 via our application portal. For further information regarding the application process and the Hector Fellow Academy visit our webpage.
Posted 3.2.15

Assistant Professor, Coastal Oceanography. The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in biological or chemical coastal oceanography. The new faculty member will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program, advise graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The anticipated start date is September 2015. Learn more.
Posted 3.2.15

Southern Ocean Postdoctoral Researcher. Los Alamos National Laboratory seeks a Southern Ocean Postdoctoral Researcher to study the role of the Southern Ocean in mediating the oceanic update of heat and carbon dioxide. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in physics, physical oceanography, atmospheric sciences, computational physics, applied math or closely related field. Experience and knowledge related to the design, construction and evaluation of computational models required. Job ID IRC37677. Learn more.
Posted 2.26.15

Science Assistant Position at NSF. NSF's Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Program is looking to hire a new Science Assistant. The Science Assistant will work with the Program Officers as well as others in the OCE Division, providing service to the Programs and simultaneously developing an understanding of key aspects of the science and engineering enterprise that will be valuable to a future professional scientific career. Learn more.
Posted 2.24.15

Bio-Optical Research Postdoc Fellowship. CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship is seeking to appoint a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow, with a background in marine bio-optical research, to investigate the mechanisms that determine the 3D structure of phytoplankton productivity and carbon cycling in ocean ecosystems. The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team with internationally-recognised expertise in marine bio-optics, satellite ocean colour and ocean biogeochemistry. Learn more.
Posted 2.20.15

Scientist or Technical Scientist. The Research and Development Center for Ocean Drilling Science (ODS) of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) has one opening for a full-time tenure-track Scientist or Technical Scientist in the area of subducting plate and arc-trench systems. The successful applicant will participate in scientific drilling projects and will lead an integrated research and development program using techniques such as laboratory analyses/experiments, downhole logging, exploration geophysics, and/or geo-modeling. Learn more.
Posted 2.17.15

Dean of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Dean of SFOS is responsible for providing academic integrity, vision, leadership, and administration for the School. Candidates should have experience working with outside stakeholders including state and federal agencies, industry and non-governmental groups, and culturally diverse communities. This is a 12-month executive management position based in Fairbanks but requires extensive travel. Salary is based on experience and qualifications and includes an excellent retirement and benefits package. Learn more.
Posted 2.17.15

Biogeochemical Modeling Postdoctoral Researcher. The Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP), a multi-institutional center headquartered at the Oregon Health & Science University, is accepting applications for a Biogeochemical Modeling Postdoctoral Researcher. The primary responsibility will be to advance, through team modeling, the understanding and prediction of biogeochemical pathways and ecological processes in the Columbia River coastal margin. Modeling development will leverage an existing circulation modeling system and will benefit from an extensive biogeochemical observation network. Learn more.
Posted 2.17.15

Assistant Professor in Chemical Oceanography. The School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in chemical oceanography with expertise in carbon biogeochemistry, and interest in research that makes use of the new ice-capable, Global Class Research Vessel Sikuliaq. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography or closely related discipline. Post-doctoral and teaching experience is preferred. Application deadline is March 1st, 2015. Learn more.
Posted 2/6/15

Oceanographic Data Specialist, University of Hawaii at Manoa. To support the Hawaii Ocean Time-series and other related oceanographic research projects, we are seeking a sea-going data specialist to collect, process, catalog, and archive data sampled at Station ALOHA. Closing date of this position is 2/18/15. Full details of the job can be found at Click on "Employment"; "Apply"; and "See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job." Job Opening ID No. 15038. RCUH is an EEO/AA employer.
Posted 1/27/15

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Aquatic Biogeochemistry. The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama has an immediate opening for a full-time postdoctoral associate. The position requires a PhD in Oceanography, Marine Science, or Aquatic Chemistry obtained within the last 3 years, and expertise in Nitrogen Cycling and familiarity with membrane inlet mass spectrometry. The successful applicant will join a newly funded study examining nitrogen cycling in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more.
Posted 1.26.15

Director, Center for Gulf Studies. The Center for Gulf Studies seeks an individual to lead the advancement of Gulf of Mexico science from various oil-spill restoration and recovery resources. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in marine science or other relevant earth science field and have a minimum of 10 years related experience. A strong record of collaborative research, successful grantsmanship and management of large, multidisciplinary projects is desirable. The position will be domiciled at The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Marine Science. Learn more.
Posted 1.21.15

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marine Ecology. The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut ( invites applications for a 1-year (2015–2016) Visiting Assistant Professorship (possibly renewable for a second year) to teach Marine Ecology, supervise independent student research, and participate in 3 field seminars (offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters. Learn more.
Posted 1.21.15

Oceanography/Earth Science Instructor (Tenure-track), North Orange County Community College District. Requires Master's in geology, geophysics, earth sciences, meteorology, oceanography, or paleontology or Bachelor's in geology AND master's in geography, physics or geochemistry; OR the equivalent. The initial salary placement range is $56,764- $85,940 depending on applicable education and experience. Application package must be received by 5:00 pm, February 25, 2015. EOE. Learn more.
Posted 1.21.15

Harry Hess Fellows Program. The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University announces competition for the 2015–2016 Harry Hess Fellows Program. This honorific postdoctoral fellowship program provides opportunities for outstanding geoscientists to work in the field of their choice. Research may be carried out independently or in collaboration with members of the Geosciences Department. Learn more.
Posted 1.21.15

Oceanography/Earth Science Instructor. Submission deadline: February 25, 2015. North Orange County Community College District is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Responsibilities include teaching lower division lecture, laboratory and field courses in introductory oceanography and earth science, and other courses as assigned. The initial salary placement range is $56,764- $85,940 depending on applicable education and experience. Learn more.
Posted 1.5.14

Assistant Professor in Marine Biology. The Department of Biology, Marine Biology, and Environmental Science at Roger Williams University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Marine Ecology, with preferences given to candidates with expertise in Applied Marine Microbial Ecology or Biological Oceanography. Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in the marine and natural sciences, and upper-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Learn more.
Posted 1.5.14

Assistant/Associate Professor of Marine Environmental Sciences. The Sea Education Association (SEA), a non-profit educational institution located in Woods Hole, MA, is seeking an individual to teach innovative and rigorous oceanography and environmental science programs on our Woods Hole campus and aboard our state-of-the-art sailing research vessels in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. A Ph.D. in a natural science is required; extensive field experience desired. Learn more.
Posted 1.5.14

Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Sciences. The Sea Education Association (SEA), a non-profit educational institution located in Woods Hole, MA, is seeking an individual to teach social sciences in our interdisciplinary SEA Semester programs, both on shore and at sea. We welcome applicants with significant experiences or training in anthropology, policy history, maritime history, and Atlantic, Caribbean, or Pacific studies. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required. Learn more.
Posted 1.5.14

Marine Scientist. The Environmental Company ( based in the State of Qatar, Arabian Gulf is seeking a qualified Marine Scientist to join the team with Experience in Marine Biology, field monitoring, analysis, and write scientific report and a Valid approved diving license. Learn more.
Posted 12.12.14

Graduate Fellowships in Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture. The Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) will create a globally recognized research network that advances new knowledge and innovation to strengthen Maine's coastal social, economic, and environmental communities. SEANET will be awarding 20 Ph.D. and Masters fellowships. Graduate students will investigate marine social ecological systems while developing sustainable ecological aquaculture in Maine. Learn more.
Posted 12.2.14

Postdoctoral Fellow. CIRA at Colorado State University seeks to fill a postdoctoral fellowship position for its collaborative research with NOAA/NESDIS in College Park, Maryland (office will be in College Park). Individual will be a member of the SST Team with responsibility for the development of improved cloud mask and SST algorithms for VIIRS onboard S-NPP and JPSS satellites, AHI/ABI onboard geostationary Himawari and GOES-R satellites, AVHRR onboard NOAA and MetOp satellites, MODIS onboard Terra/Aqua platforms, and SEVIRI onboard MSG. Learn more.
Posted 12.2.14

Director, CalCOFI Program and Professor. We seek a leader for the SIO component of CalCOFI who can provide strategic leadership, effectively manage the program, connect the program even more closely to our academic and research activities at SIO and partner institutions, promote understanding and use of the results nationally and internationally, and initiate creative scientific research. Participate actively in teaching and mentoring, secure support for graduate students, and sustain an innovative program of research. Learn more.
Posted 12.1.14

Program Director. The NSF is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director in the Marine Geology and Geophysics Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) in Arlington, VA. Specific details are on the USAJOBS website. To apply for a Permanent Appointment, see Job Announcement OCE-2015-0002. To apply for a Federal Temporary, IPA, or VSEE Appointment, see Job Announcement OCE-2015-0003.
Posted 11.21.14

Assistant Professor. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in geophysical fluid dynamics/climate dynamics. We seek a scientist who employs theoretical, observational, and/or numerical methods to study coupled geophysical fluid dynamical processes within the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and/or lithosphere. Learn more.
Posted 11.18.14

Program Associate, Marine Microbiology Initiative. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is seeking a Program Associate with a broad interest in Science to provide programmatic support to the Marine Microbiology Initiative. The primary responsibility is to ensure that the systems to manage grants and strategic workflows are implemented efficiently by the MMI team through effective coordination of team processes and activities. Learn more.
Posted 11.06.14