Staff and Research Positions

Technical positions

Sedimentary Basin Analysis and Modeling Position, Berg-Hughes Center and Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University (for more information).

Graduate Fellowships in Sedimentary Basin Modeling, Berg-Hughes Center and Deaprtment of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University (for more information).

Assistant Research Scientist (VPR NOV R120262)

S00011FY13 Duties include contributing to the mission of GERG and OCNG through research involving ocean-observing systems including their design, fabrication and deployment, data acquisition, data modeling, and data management. This will involve collaborating with faculty, scientists, technicians, engineers, and students at GERG and elsewhere in the department and University who are involved with ocean technology. 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 by serving on graduate student advisory committees and engaging undergraduate/graduate students in research opportunities. Required: Ph.D. in related field with postdoctoral experience. The position requires a background in observational oceanographic methods and instrumentation. Preferred: Ph.D. in physical oceanography with 3 years of postdoctoral experience; cruise experience; success in obtaining research funding; transportation worker identification credential certification; passport; working knowledge of oceanographic sampling equipment; excellent oral and written communication skills; and management experience.

To apply for Assistant Research Scientist (VPR NOV R120262), send application packet (Curriculum Vita, statement of research and teaching interests, names and email addresses of at least 3 references, and up to four reprints) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Assistant Research Scientist (VPR NOV R120262)

S00011FY13 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 Resource Geosciences. Collaborate with faculty, scientists, technicians, engineers, and students at GERG and others elsewhere in the department and University who are involved with similar areas.  Efforts include proposal development in their area of expertise. 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 position requires a Ph.D. in related field with postdoctoral experience and a background in Resource Geosciences. Working knowlege of geochemical analytical instrumentation and quality assurance/quality control procedures are preferred.  

To apply for Assistant Researc Scientists (VPR NOV R120262), submit by email attachment: CV, statement of research interests names and email addresses of at least three references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sr. Marine Inst. Specialist: Glider Technician (GERG NOV S00011FY13)

These positions are responsible for the maintenance, configuration, programming and deployment of underwater autonomous gliders and subsequent data handling.. Specific duties include: maintaining the glider lab, setting up, servicing and ballasting autonomous Gliders, maintaining proper traceable records, developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for ballasting; mission planning, running simulations, writing mission code, handling data; assisting research professors/clients in designing glider routes and mission parameters; deploying, retrieving and operating gliders at sea; setting up glider demos for teaching purposes; assisting with other programs at GERG as required;. Required: BS in science or engineering. 5 years' experience servicing and setting up oceanographic instrumentation; ability to work aboard a ship for extended periods; valid driver's license; ability to obtain passport and international travel visas; and excellent oral and written communication skills. Preferred: MS in science or engineering with 5 years' experience in oceanographic equipment, previous experience setting up, ballasting and programming gliders. Experience with BASIC programming. Experience with satellite communications and communication protocols, TWIC certification, Advanced Open Water SCUBA certification. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Management experience.

For a full job description and to apply for this Sr. Research Associate position visit the TAMU Employment website (reference: NOV S00011FY13)

Screening of applications for all positions above will begin Oct. 30, 2012. We anticipate engaging the newly hired director in filling some of the Oceanography/GERG positions.

Also see Faculty positions available at GERG.


Post-Doctoral Research Associate  

Candidates are expected to have experience using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS), and have a solid background in programming in a variety of languages. Individuals should be creative, organized, motivated, have excellent communication skills, and able to work well as part of a large group. Annual salary is $50,000, negotiable, commensurate with experience. Review of the applications will begin immediately, and proceed until the position is filled. Please email a statement of research interests, CV, and names of three references to: Dr. Robert Hetland ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from under-represented and minority groups. 


Graduate Student Opportunities in Oceanography  

The Department of Oceanography and the Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium seeks an M.S. or Ph.D. graduate student in oceanography who is interested in oceanographic data management and informatics. The consortium will soon begin a three-year program collecting various types of physical and chemical oceanographic data from moored and drifting buoys, research vessels and aircraft. Several numerical models will simulate the transport and fate of spilled oil and dispersants. The student will work with consortium scientists under the direction of the Data Manager, Dr. Matthew Howard, Research Scientist, to assemble and prepare the project's data sets and selected model outputs for submission to the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative's data management unit and appropriate long-term repositories. The ideal candidate will have some programming experience, familiarity with UNIX and software such as MatLab or IDL. The graduate student will work 20 hours per week and will receive a stipend, tuition and fees, and health insurance. The Department of Oceanography is home to 30 faculty members and 75 graduate students and conducts research around the world. For more information on applying please see http://ocean.tamu.edu/future-students. To apply for graduate admissions go to http://admissions.tamu.edu/graduate/default.aspx.

Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from under-represented and minority groups.


Associate Research Specialist/Laboratory Manger, Stable Isotope Geosciences Facility 

 We invite applications for a Laboratory Manager position for the Stable Isotope Geosciences Facility (SIGF). SIGF houses a Picarro cavity ring-down spectrometer and three mass spectrometers (MAT253, MAT252, DeltaPlus XP) and associated peripheral devices (Kiel IV carbonate device, two EAs, TC/EA, Gas Bench II, and GC-combustion system).

The successful candidate must have at minimum a B.S. degree in science and three years experience with light stable isotope mass spectrometers and peripherals. Candidates with a graduate degree (M.S.) in Earth Sciences and at least three years experience with multiple peripherals (elemental analyzer, GC-combustion, automated carbonate device) will be given preference.

Responsibilities include (1) conduct and/or supervise maintenance and repair of research instrumentation; (2) train and supervise graduate and undergraduate students, lab technicians, post-docs, and research scientists using the Facility; (3) develop and improve analytical methods and instrumentation; (4) maintain quality control and tracking of all data; (5) participate in facility design, promotion, planning, and growth; and (6) oversee Facility's financial management. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

The facility is supported by the College of Geosciences and the Departments of Geography, Geology & Geophysics, and Oceanography. Users include faculty and students from these departments, from other departments across the University, and from the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).

Interested candidates should send by email a letter of application outlining analytical experience, a current curriculum vitae, and addresses of three references to Dr. Ethan Grossman (e-grossman@ tamu.edu), Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA 77843-3115. In addition applicants should apply online at http://tamujobs.tamu.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2011 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and encourages applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information visit www.stableisotopes.tamu.edu or contact Ethan Grossman ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Brendan Roark ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), or Niall Slowey ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

 


 

Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through the recruit¬ment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the Americans with Disabili¬ties Act. We encourage applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career partners.

 
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