Assistant Research Scientist at GERG, Texas A&M University | POGO

Assistant Research Scientist at GERG, Texas A&M University

Duties include contributing to the research mission of the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) and the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University through research involving ocean observing systems including the design, fabrication, deployment, data acquisition, data modeling, and data management.

Collaborate with faculty, scientists, technicians, engineers, and students at GERG and others elsewhere in the department and University who are involved with ocean technology. Efforts include, but are not limited to, proposal development, participating in research cruises, cruise planning and preparation, glider operations, and ocean observing system support. The successful candidate is expected to identify and seek new interdisciplinary research opportunities through collaborative proposals to local, state, and federal agencies and industry. This position is expected to contribute to the teaching and mentoring mission of the University and College of Geosciences by serving on graduate student advisory committees and engaging undergraduate/graduate students in research opportunities. The estimated distribution of effort for this position is:

• Develops new funding opportunities through proposal writing, technological developments, and establishing collaborations with other academic and commercial entities (30); • Enhances technical capabilities through product development and marketing(5);

• Contributes to increasing the Department of Oceanography and GERG’s ocean observing capacity through interdisciplinary collaborative efforts with academic and commercial entities (5)

• Participating in research cruises, cruise planning and preparation (20);

• Interpretation of scientific data for reports and publications (25);

• Engages in effective communications, presentations and public relations (5);

• Serves on various college and departmental committees and represents GERG at various state and national associations (5);

• Other duties as assigned (5)



Received: Ocean Observing Team Lead Given: Potentially staff associated with research projects



Required: PhD in related field with postdoctoral experience. The position requires a background in observational oceanographic methods and instrumentation.

Preferred: PhD in physical oceanography with three years of postdoctoral experience; cruise experience; and success in obtaining research funding.



Required: None.

Preferred: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) certification, Passport.



Typical: Working knowledge of oceanographic sampling equipment.



Typical: Excellent oral and written communication skills; Management experience



Submit by email attachment: CV, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, names and email addresses of at least three references, and up to four reprints to:


This position will be open until filled by the suitable candidate.


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