Careers

Careers at AOML

AOML is a global leader in atmospheric, ocean, and coastal research.

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At AOML, we pride ourselves on developing a workforce that celebrates diversity and inclusion, encourages exploration in research, and  encourages the career growth and mentorship. View our open positions on this page with links to apply at USA jobs, or learn more about AOML as an organization.

AOML engineer and two CARICOOS members work on a glider during a training in Puerto Rico

Employment through Partners

AOML regularly works with academic partners, contract, and research institutions to help execute our research portfolio. Please see the employment opportunities with our partners below if you are interested in non-federal positions that collaborate with AOML.

PhOD- Postdoctoral Associate – R100061291

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science has an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Associate (two-year term) to work on-site in College Park, Maryland at the National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The position will support a hurricane intensity forecast improvements project coordinated by the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the National Ocean Service (NOS) and the NWS, with a focus on upper ocean observations and model data assimilation.

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PhOD- Senior Research Associate I- R100059890

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Senior Research Associate I position to work in Miami. The position is within the Physical Oceanography Division of NOAA/AOML. The incumbent will develop software for the US Argo Data Assembly Center (DAC). Duties include but are not limited to:

writing and maintaining software in higher level languages (mainly Java, Fortran, C/C++) and shell scripting; designing, developing and documenting robust software packages; transitioning software to operational application; contributing to the monitoring of the processing system and the reprocessing of data.

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OCED- NGI Postdoctoral Associate

The Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University is hiring a Postdoctoral Associate to study the biological carbon pump in the Gulf of Mexico using omics methods. This position is based at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Florida. This postdoc position will provide substantial opportunities for seagoing field work, molecular biology laboratory work, and bioinformatics computational work. Some experience in each of these areas is expected, but ample learning opportunities for growth and development will be provided. The successful applicant will lead efforts to understand microbial roles in the biological carbon pump by analyzing sediment trap samples collected in collaboration with the US Geological Survey and University of South Carolina in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Please distribute widely.

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OCED- Assistant Scientist – R100058677

The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) has an opportunity for a full-time Assistant Scientist position in Chemical Oceanography. The work will involve close collaboration with scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), where the applicant will be physically stationed. The principal objective of the position is observing changes ocean oxygen cycle through conventional analytical procedures and novel oxygen sensors at climate quality level. The incumbent will oversee cruises under auspices of the Global Ocean Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP) and the Ocean Acidification Program. The incumbent is expected to develop and function as an independent scientist in collaboration with established scientists in the lab.

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PhOD- Research Associate I- R100053863

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Research Associate I position to work in Miami, Florida. The position is concerned with providing operations and logistic support to observational programs and will involve close collaboration with scientists at RSMAS and the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). Duties include but are not limited to: Operations and logistics management and Software Maintenance/Development.

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OCED- Postdoctoral Associate- R100060797

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science (Rosenstiel) has an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral researcher. The work will involve close collaboration with scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). The applicant will be physically stationed at AOML in Miami, FL. The principal objective of the position will be to conduct and analyze a suite of Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement (OAE) model simulations to understand the efficacy, processes and impacts associated with this Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) method.

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OCED- NGI Postdoctoral Associate

The Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University is hiring a Postdoctoral Associate to help lead a global plankton biodiversity monitoring effort. This position is based at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Florida. This postdoc position will provide substantial opportunities for seagoing field work, molecular biology laboratory work, and bioinformatics computational work. Some experience in each of these areas is expected, but ample learning opportunities for growth and development will be provided. The successful applicant will investigate patterns of global plankton/eDNA biodiversity in sustained monitoring efforts Bio-GO-SHIP and the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON). Please distribute widely.

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PhOD- Research Associate I- R100059726

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Research Associate I position to work in Miami. The Research Associate I position is to develop software for the US Argo Data Assembly Center (DAC) within the Physical Oceanography Division of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. Duties include but are not limited to:

assisting with writing and maintaining software in higher level languages (mainly Java, Fortran, C/C++) and shell scripting; designing, developing and documenting robust software packages; transitioning software to operational application; contributing to the monitoring of the processing system and the reprocessing of data.

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PhOD- Postdoctoral Associate- R100057396

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Post-Doctoral researcher to work in Miami, Florida. The position will be in support of the XBT (eXpendable BathyThermograph) project at AOML/NOAA, with a focus on the Atlantic Ocean.

Duties include but are not limited to: Analyze observations from the XBTs and synthesize them with data from other observing platforms to detect upper ocean changes and investigate the underlying dynamics on seasonal to decadal time scales. Explore impacts of upper ocean changes on climate, weather, and coastal environment (sea level, ecosystem, etc.) using observations and outputs from numerical simulations. Present findings in scientific meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

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OCED- Research Associate II- R100061111

This position is situated within the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science (Rosenstiel). The work will involve close collaboration with scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), where the applicant will be physically stationed. The principal objectives of the position will be to manage several molecular biology lab spaces to support NOAA’s growing efforts in ‘Omics. The incumbent will work regularly with NOAA and Cooperative Institute (CI) scientists to ensure lab spaces are fully operational and utilizable to their greatest capacity. A variety of ‘Omics tools (e.g., metabarcoding, metagenomics, & transcriptomics) are utilized within these labs to help meet mission objectives, including source tracking, coral conservation, and fisheries.

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OCED- Research Program Manager

The Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University, is hiring a Project Manager to lead the project “HPC-powered Bioinformatics to Unlock the Potential of NOAA ’Omics Data”. This position is based at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Florida. The incumbent will have the opportunity to develop wide-ranging bioinformatics operations on multiple high-performance computing platforms, including analysis of both global and Gulf/Florida datasets, using hundreds of processors, high-memory nodes, and GPUs for machine learning applications. The project manager will work with AOML researchers to design, analyze, and publish their bioinformatics/omics studies. Please distribute widely.

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PhOD- Research Associate II- R100054862

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Research Associate II position to work in Miami, Florida. The position is concerned with software development and will involve close collaboration with scientists at RSMAS and the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). Duties include but are not limited to: develop software, design an ERDDAP server for NOAA’s Global Drifter Program (GDP), to distribute GDP data and metadata, transition legacy Fortran programs, and analyze and distribute data onto the Global Telecommunications System

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Physical Oceanography- NRC Research Associateship Program

Spatial and Temporal Ocean Circulation Variability

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Physical Oceanography- NRC Research Associateship Programs

Inter-Hemispheric Variability of AMOC and its Impacts on Global Monsoon Circulations and Extreme Weather Events

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Physical Oceanography- NRC Research Associateship Programs

Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere Variability and Extreme Weather

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Physical Oceanography- NRC Research Associateship Programs

Inter-Ocean Exchanges and Regional Sinks of Heat, Salt, and Carbon

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