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

Federal Positions

Biogeochemical Argo Researcher

NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) is seeking to hire a term-limited Federal scientist to conduct ocean research focused in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. AOML is deploying an array of Biogeochemical-Argo (BGC-Argo) ocean profiling floats in the chronically under observed Gulf of Mexico. The researcher will use the new Gulf of Mexico BGC-Argo data streams as well as other data sources to conduct their research.

The majority of the candidate’s time (75%) will be dedicated to conducting research and communicating scientific results via presentations at scientific meetings and publishing results in peer-reviewed scientific journals. A portion (25%) of the researcher’s time will be dedicated to supporting data quality assessment and advancing delayed-mode quality control procedures.

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Applicants should direct questions and/or send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Emily Osborne (Emily.Osborne@noaa.gov) and Dr. Chris Kelble (Chris.Kelble@noaa.gov).

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.

OCED- ‘Omics- CIMAS Research Associate II- R100048681

This position is situated within the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). 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 will be to build and manage a cutting-edge molecular biology laboratory to support NOAA’s growing efforts in ‘Omics. The incumbent will use a variety of ‘Omics tools (e.g., metabarcoding, metagenomics, & transcriptomics) to help meet mission objectives, including work with harmful algal blooms (HABs), coral conservation, and fisheries. The incumbent will carry out a variety of tasks to ensure that AOML’s ‘Omics laboratories are both operational and compliant.

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OCED- CIMAS Research Associate I- R100048821

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami in Miami, FL, has an exciting opportunity for a full time Research Associate I position. We seek an individual to join the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division supporting coastal fieldwork, data management, data analysis, and IT support at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, FL. This position will be 50% fieldwork and 50% divisional technical support, and will utilize a solid foundation in coastal ecology fieldwork and data management. Beneficial experience can include work in environmental data analyses, data QA/QC, database management systems, general purpose scripting, and technical troubleshooting. Certification in small boat operations is preferred but not required.

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PhOD- Argo- CIMAS Programmer II- R100047946

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Programmer II position to work in Miami. The position is within the Physical Oceanography Division of NOAA/AOML. The incumbent will be developing software for the US Argo Data Assembly Center (DAC). Duties include but are not limited to: Writing software in higher level languages (mainly Fortran, Java, C/C++); Design/develop robust software packages; Writing shell scripts; Transition software to operational application; Document what the code does and how it needs to be used; Contribute to monitoring of the processing system as well as reprocessing of data.

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OCED- ‘Omics – CIMAS Research Associate I- R100047821

This position is situated at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). The work will involve close collaboration with scientists at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) and will be physically stationed at AOML. The principal objective of the position will be to accelerate the usage of NOAA’s ’omics data through best practices in metadata collection (environmental data) and management of ‘omics data (e.g., metagenetic, metagenomic, metatranscriptomic) to ensure availability to bioinformatic analysis. This data management position will involve an end-to-end process that includes acquisition, quality control, validation, processing, storage, retrieval, dissemination, and long-term preservation activities.

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PhOD- XBT- CIMAS Senior Research Associate II- R100046308

This position is situated in the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). The work will involve close collaboration with scientists at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). The successful candidate’s duties will include, but are not limited to the following: 1) assisting with the development of software as needed for the maintenance and updating of the automatic data processing system, 2) creating and maintaining programs for data quality control, 3) maintaining and improving programs for transport calculation, and 4) maintaining web pages for the XBT and underwater-related project.

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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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Physical Oceanography- NRC Research Associateship Program

Spatial and Temporal Ocean Circulation Variability

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PhOD- Data Management Specialist- CIMAS Research Associate II- R100047167

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Research Associate II position to work as a Data Management Specialist at the Physical Oceanography Department (PhOD) at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). The incumbent will support software development, data analysis, data management, product development and operations of a suite of observing platforms, such as XBTs (eXpendable BathyThermograph), underwater gliders, satellites, etc. Duties include but are not limited to contribute to the development, updating, maintenance and improvement of data quality control, data processing, generating graphics, and web sites development and maintenance.

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PhOD- CIMAS Postdoctoral Associate – R100045909

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Physical Oceanography. The research involves using state-of-the-art numerical model simulations to assess and to improve predictions of severe convective storm activity over the United States on subseasonal timescales (i.e., 10-40 days). The successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing several high-resolution numerical weather forecasts using GFDL’s Unified Forecast System (USF). He or she will assess the skill of the USF model for predicting severe storms and other hazards (e.g., tornado outbreak, severe wind, extreme rainfall, hail, etc.) on S2S timescales.

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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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