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Physical Oceanographer

Company: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Location: Laurel
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Are you searching for meaningful work solving complex oceanographic researchproblems and applying them to problems of national importance?

Are you passionate about going to sea and taking oceanographic measurementsusing a wide range of modern instrumentation?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking a physical oceanographer with a research background insmall-scale oceanography with an emphasis on ocean dynamics from mesoscales to small-scaleturbulence. You will become a member of a diverse team of inter-disciplinaryscientists in the Oceanic, Atmospheric and Remote Sensing Sciences group. Ourmission is to apply state of the art research to multi-faceted, complexproblems of national importance. You will join our highly collaborative team,bringing to bear your knowledge of ocean processes and applying them tochallenging problems. You will play a key role in the planning, execution andanalysis of complex sea tests to inform our knowledge of the ocean, from largescale mesoscale features down to small scale turbulence.

As a Physical Oceanographer at APL...


  • You will apply fundamental oceanographic research techniques to help tackle many challenging research and applied problems of interest to the wide sponsor base that APL supports.
  • You will carry out high quality data analysis for fieldtest and laboratory efforts, including the use of modern signal processing,statistical methods and software tools. You will present results from theseanalyses to test sponsors, participants and collaborators.



    • You will regularly help in the planning and execution ofsea tests at sites around the world to answer fundamental questions about theocean and atmosphere.



      • You will develop and maintain an expertise in current and new environmental sensor instrumentation including the best methods for deployment and analysis of data collected from these instruments.

        You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...


        • Possess a PhD in physical oceanography, physics or other related discipline
        • Are skilled in the study of small-scale oceanography
        • Have experience in the planning and execution of sea tests, and well-versed in the collection ofocean measurements from a wide variety of instrumentation including: AcousticDoppler Current Profilers, wave buoys, meteorological stations and turbulencesensors.
        • Are proficient in Matlab, python and other language tools for analyzing data.

        • Are able to obtain Top Secret or higher level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

          You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...


          • Have knowledge and experience collecting measurements of ocean optics data.
          • Hold an active TS/SCI security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

            Why work at APL?

            The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.

            APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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