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Geochemistry/Geochemical Sensing

Target Audience(s): Postdoctoral

Institution: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

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Position Description: FAU’s Harbor Branch, located in Fort Pierce, Florida, and FAU’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE), located in Boca Raton, Florida, seek candidates for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Research Professor with expertise in geochemistry/geochemical sensing and a research background in one or more of the following areas: marine chemistry, nutrient cycling, carbon transformations, particle fluxes across continental shelves, trace metal distributions, and electrochemical sensing. Candidates will also display a broad interest in marine ecology, biological oceanography, marine microbiology, and in situ sensing technologies. Applications are sought from individuals with excellent research/publication records and demonstrated potential to lead a strong, extramurally funded research program that explores opportunities with state, federal agencies, industry and private foundations. Applicants whose research provides a strong background in geochemical processes at sediment-water interfaces are preferred. The successful candidate will receive a joint research professor appointment from FAU Harbor Branch and I-SENSE. He/she will have the primary office and laboratory space at FAU Harbor Branch, with access to office space and research instrumentation in the I-SENSE facilities. There will be opportunity to participate in academic teaching, both in undergraduate and graduate courses, and mentoring of research students. The successful candidate should have strong academic and research connections and be poised to take advantage of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations between FAU Harbor Branch, I-SENSE, and other FAU units and colleges.

Candidates are expected to work within a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers in a university culture that fosters innovation and collaboration within the institutes, with colleagues at FAU, and with local, national, and international partners. Candidates are expected to develop new understanding and strategies, technologies, or products that will lead to stewardship and wise use of the oceans. For more information about FAU Harbor Branch, the strategic plan is found at, for and I-SENSE additional information is found at

As part of its strategic plan for the “Race to Excellence,” Florida Atlantic University has identified Ocean and Environmental Science & Technology (FAU Harbor Branch) and Sensing and Smart Systems (FAU I-SENSE) as areas of research strength. Research under this umbrella explores synergy and collaboration with research programs on the Boca Raton, Davie, Jupiter, Dania Beach, Harbor Branch, and Fort Lauderdale campuses.

The successful candidate must possess (1) an earned doctorate in biological or chemical oceanography or a closely related discipline at the time of application, (2) a strong publication record, (3) a well-funded, active research program, commensurate with their level of experience, (4) skills in leadership and mentoring, and (5) the ability to work cooperatively with University and extramural partners on research that addresses contemporary and emerging issues in ocean science. This position includes a generous start-up package and new lab and office space. Salary is commensurate with rank and experience.

Position Type: Permanent Position

Funding Source(s): Other

How to Apply: Applicants must apply electronically by August 31, 2017 to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (, #01010651, by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents. The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format, a statement of research experience and philosophy; and contact information for three references, including email addresses.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application, as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the applicant as a student. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057.

For further information contact: Dr. Anton F. Post and Dr. Jason O. Hallstrom (Search Committee Chairs)

Application Closing Date: Until position is filled.


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