Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioluminescence Sensor Development
- Florida Atlantic University
- Location: Fort Pierce, FL
- Job Number: 7066593
- Posting Date: May 29, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioluminescence Sensor Development, Fort Pierce, FL.
With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic’s faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will take a leading role in the development of an in-water sensor system to measure the bioluminescence response of marine organisms. The instrumentation package will have integrated ancillary measurements from a holographic imaging system, shear probes, and sensors to measure the optical properties of water. The successful candidate will help design the prototype sensor system with a highly interdisciplinary project team, help manage development, and carry out engineering tests to characterize, calibrate, and validate the sensor system. The fellow will also participate in subsequent field deployments of the sensor system.
Ph.D from an accredited institution with applicable coursework in engineering required at time of application.
Experience in developing optical prototype systems for deployment in the marine environment required.
Ability to work effectively on an interdisciplinary team with scientists, engineers of different disciplines (electronic, optical, software and computer), technicians and students required.
Experience with signal processing and analysis tools, e.g., MATLAB required.
Experience with experimental optics required.
Ability to travel, perform field work, and participate in oceanographic research cruises required.
Experience with bio-optics and ocean optics theory is preferred.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Postdoctoral Fellow Bioluminescence Sensor Development) on the Office of Human Resources’ job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.
Recommendation letters should be submitted directly Catherine Rossmell (firstname.lastname@example.org).The subject of the email should clearly state the name of the candidate and the position.
A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.
For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now (REQ #06045).
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