Postdoctoral Scholar in Ocean Color Research and Applications

The Optical Oceanography Lab of the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida (USF) is offering a 2-year Postdoctoral Scholar position in the field of coastal ocean color research and applications. We are seeking an outstanding scientist with a recent doctorate in marine science, remote sensing, or a closely related field to work on Federal and state funded projects.

Minimum:  Doctoral degree in marine science, remote sensing, or closely related field. Strong programming skills and willingness to work with interdisciplinary research teams are required.

Preferred:  The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in scholarly productivity in either field research, atmospheric correction, bio-optical inversion, or inter-disciplinary science. The successful candidate is expected to make significant improvements in remote sensing algorithms to assess algal blooms, optical water quality, and biogeochemical properties in coastal and inland waters. The successful candidate is also expected to derive customized and validated data products and apply these products in addressing inter-disciplinary Earth Science questions.

The position is available immediately, and the 2-year appointment can be extended, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding availability. Salary is commensurable with experience.

The College of Marine Science at USF is a rapidly expanding group spanning all of the major marine science disciplines. We encourage interested applicants to review our research programs by visiting our web site at: For information regarding the available position, please contact Dr. Chuanmin Hu, Professor of Oceanography, 727-553-3987, More information about the OOL can be found at

Apply online at Please submit a statement of research interests, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three referees, no later than 1 April 2017 although the position will remain open until filled.  For disability accommodations, please call (727) 553-3942 at least five (5) working days in advance of need.

USF is an EO/EA/AA Institution

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