Postdoctoral Research Associate – School of Marine Science

The School of Marine Science at the University of Maine is seeking a Postdoctoral
Scholar in the field of applied Ocean Optics. We are seeking an outstanding scientist with a recent doctorate in marine science, engineering, or physics to work on federally funded projects.

The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in research and scholarly productivity. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, programming skills, and willingness to participate in month long cruises are required. The successful candidate is expected to participate and conduct field experiments, and assist in the coordination of a partnership between private and academic partners. The successful candidate is also expected to analyze optical data in relation to other oceanic variable as well as satellite-derived products.

A Ph.D. in Oceanography, engineering, physics or closely related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates having background in marine optics. Position involves lifting up to 50 lbs and some travel, normally requiring a valid Maine driver’s license. Pre-employment physical and driver’s background check are required. A full job description with additional qualifications is available at

The position is available starting in the spring-summer of 2010, for a 2-year appointment, which could be extended for up to one additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding availability. For information regarding the available position, please contact Dr. Emmanuel Boss, Associate Professor of Oceanography, For information regarding his lab see:

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2010. Please submit a cover letter, a statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae and contact information of three referees, via e-mail to the address above or to: Dr. Emmanuel Boss, School of Marine Sciences, Aubert Hall 458, University of Maine, Orono, ME. 04469-5706, by March 1st, 2010.

UMaine is and EO/AA employer.