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

Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC), ZP-2210-4 (Direct Hire)

As a Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC), you will perform the following duties:

– Oversee the procurement, development, integration, modification, operation, maintenance, and disposal of a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) system in accordance with NIST 800-12.

– Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems, and analyze and determine risk mitigation processes. –

– Apply the Risk Management Framework (RMF) as it applies to federal information systems.

– Conduct systems security evaluation, audits, and reviews; and ensure the rigorous application of information security and/or information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all Information Technology (IT) services.

– Plan and distribute work to be accomplished through subordinates providing oversight and instruction; evaluating performance and providing feedback; giving advice, counseling, or instructing on work and administrative matters; initiating employee training and development; resolving disciplinary and conduct issues; interviewing candidates for subordinate positions; and recommending appointments, promotions, and awards/recognition.

The announcement will be open for 14 days; it opens on 10/15/21 and closes on 10/29/21. Read more and apply at USA Jobs.

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Oceanographer, ZP-1360-2/3

As an Oceanographer, you will perform the following duties:

– Manage and oversee field operations, including planning field logistics, scheduling field personnel, ensuring proper permits are obtained, confirming availability and refurbishment of instrumentation, pack and procure equipment. Manage large contracts (e.g., ship time, buoy refurbishment), and arranging travel. In the field, help to lead operations, conduct field research/sampling, and produce field reports following each major field operation.

– Coordinate, organize, and perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of data streams with current technicians and data manager, as well as the development of products to aid in their ease of communication. Ensure that standard operating procedures are adequately updated and available, confirming that technicians are following best practices for data analysis and reporting.

– Identify managers and stakeholders in each U.S. coral reef jurisdiction in the Atlantic Ocean and make sure they are aware of ongoing monitoring efforts, providing them with field reports and ing them to the availability of data when it is created.

– Purchase supplies and equipment necessary for the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory’s Coral Program.

– Write first-author peer-reviewed publications using data collected as part of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP), and write grants to enhance the quality and scope of the NCRMP’s climate research throughout the Caribbean and Western Atlantic.

The announcement will be open for 14 days; it opens on 10/21/21 and closes on 11/03/21. Read more and apply at USA Jobs.

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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- Argo- CIMAS Research Associate I- R100051671

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:

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

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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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Physical Oceanography- NRC Research Associateship Program

Spatial and Temporal Ocean Circulation Variability

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Physical Oceanography- NRC Research Associateship Programs

Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere Variability and Extreme Weather

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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- Senior Research Associate I- R100050264

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; writing applications using web services (SOAP); 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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Physical Oceanography- NRC Research Associateship Programs

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

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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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PhOD- 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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