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This jobs posting page is currently undergoing a transition to a new system. Until the new job posting system is implemented there is no charge to post an announcement on this page. To post an announcement, please send the following information to Jennifer Ramarui (

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If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Ramarui at or call 1-301-251-7708.

Job announcements on this page will be removed by June 1, 2015. Instructions and links to the new job posting system will be provided when available. If the position is closed before then, please let us know so we can remove the ad. The TOS Executive Director reserves the right to reject any announcements that are not appropriate for posting on this web page. Funding opportunities will still be posted on ths page at no charge.

Funding and Opportunities

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



PhD Position in Marine Biogeochemistry. The PhD work will have a main focus on carbon cycling and sequestration by marine bacteria, carbon aggregation in seawater and the transport of DOC-POC aggregates from surface waters to marine sediments, which also involve carbon export. Learn more.
Posted 4.15.15

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