Research Professors: Marine Biogeochemistry

Research Professors: Marine Biogeochemistry, Physical Oceanography & Marine Robotic Engineering

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University (HBOI) seeks applicants for three leadership Research Professor positions anticipated to begin in 2012. These positions build on HBOI’s history of integrating science, engineering, technology, education, and community engagement to explore and understand our oceans, the opportunities they present, and the issues they face. These positions will have the rank of Research Professor at HBOI, with the successful candidates also eligible for Affiliated Professor appointments in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Sciences ( and/or College of Engineering and Computer Science ( Candidates should be willing to work with a team of other scientists and engineers in a university culture that fosters innovation and collaboration within our institute, with colleagues at FAU, and with local, national and international partners to develop new understanding and strategies, technologies, or products that will lead to stewardship and wise use of the oceans. Each position is based in Ft. Pierce, FL at the HBOI campus. (

Research Professor, Marine Robotic Engineering (#980007)

Interests in evolving and transformational technologies to develop unique underwater tools for application to ocean science.

Research Professor, Marine Biogeochemistry (#980008)

Interests may include the biogeochemistry of carbon, nitrogen, and other biologically important elements, or emerging contaminant pathways and biomagnification in food webs.

Research Professor, Physical Oceanography (#980009)

Interdisciplinary researcher with interest in the broad area of physical oceanography, with preference for research focusing on processes in estuarine, coastal, and continental-margin settings.

FAU recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and is earning a reputation as a top research institution in areas ranging from biomedicine and biotechnology to marine and coastal studies. FAU’s 29,000 students choose from more than 170 degree programs, faculty researchers utilize more than 40 research centers, and the community engages in hundreds of cultural and educational events every year.

To apply for these positions please visit the FAU Jobs page,, and refer to the number for the position for which you wish to apply. Each opportunity listed will include additional detail and instruction to the applicant. All applicants must complete the online application and include a cover letter, CV, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references. Applicants chosen must successfully complete a background check before starting employment. For additional information on FAU please visit



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