Oregon State University Research Associate (Post Doc) in Corvallis, Oregon

Internal Job Number: P01147UF


The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.

This Research Associate (Post Doc) (RAPD) will conduct research on the dynamics that drive the circulation and transport in the inner continental shelf, including processes such as wind forcing, shoaling and breaking internal waves, and shoaling surface gravity waves. The RAPD will be part of a multi-institutional team of scientists engaged in the Inner Shelf Dynamics Departmental Research Initiative (Inner Shelf DRI; https://scripps.ucsd.edu/projects/innershelf/) sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, and will participate in planning and execution of field work to be conducted in central California in late summer and early fall of 2017. The field work includes deployments of moored instruments and intensive ship surveys, coordinated with remote sensing experiments in the region. The RAPD will take a lead in analysis and interpretation of data from this experiment and will assist the Principal Investigators (PIs) in overseeing laboratory and field activities; mentoring undergraduate students; and contributing to public outreach events highlighting the broader impacts of the research.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and three oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus, the 84-foot coastal research vessel Pacific Storm, and the 54-foot coastal research vessel Elakha. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has more than 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and a M.S. degree in Marine Resource Management. The college has undergraduate programs in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences, with several minors and certificate programs.

CEOAS faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, including efforts promoting equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups.

Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):

Requires PhD or terminal degree and experience in the academic discipline/unit.

Requirements :

PhD in Oceanography, Physics, Engineering or related field.

Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.

Demonstrated research experience in coastal physical oceanography.


The incumbent is required to take part in research cruises for approximately six weeks in the first year of the project; working conditions may be less comfortable (wet, cold, physically demanding) and hours may be longer when at sea. The incumbent is required to participate in standard ship deck operations during deployment and recovery of oceanographic platforms and instrumentation, which will require lifting of objects of approximately 30 pounds in weight.

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Additional Salary Information: $55,000-$62,000