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University of Southern Mississippi - Post Doctoral Researcher - MS

July 27, 2020 3:22 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

Position Details:

Location John C. Stennis Space Center
1020 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 39529
United States
Division Marine Science
Position Type Staff
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded Yes
Posting Close Date Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applicants begins immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. 
Be sure to include: 1) a cover letter detailing qualifications; 2) a current curriculum vitae and; 3) names and contact information for three references.

Southern Miss is an R1 Carnegie Research University – Highest Research Activity and is the premier university in the Gulf South for marine science. The Division of Marine Science is located at the John C. Stennis Space Center, which is a “federal city” that boasts the world’s largest concentration of oceanographers. The successful candidate will be required to pass a NASA background security check to work at Stennis, and a USM employment background check.

Job Summary

Work closely with the USM Marine Science faculty on the continued development of an ocean data collection system in the Mississippi Bight region with a focus on developing capabilities for autonomous platforms to repetitively map the seafloor and water column parameters. The successful candidate will work under the mobile bathymetry and water column data collection system task of the project titled “High-Resolution Coastal Test Area Sensor and Model Development.” The project aims to improve the predictive capability of coastal ocean models supported by realtime observations of key coastal environmental variables.

The research topic includes realtime survey planning onboard the autonomous platform, developing and executing autonomous data collection missions, new data processing techniques for bathymetric and water column data collected with multi frequency multibeam sonars.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to present research findings at scientific conferences, meetings, and workshops. Publish articles in scientific journals and contribute to and write new funding proposals.

More details about the position can be found here.

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