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.

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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- Postdoctoral Associate

The Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University (MSU) has an opportunity for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to work in Miami, FL. The function of the postdoc is to contribute to developing a numerical modeling system for sub-seasonal to seasonal warnings of red tide and hypoxia over the West Florida Shelf. Duties include but are not limited to: 1) conduct numerical model experiments using the Regional Ocean Model System (ROMS); 2) analyze model outputs; and 3) present research results in scientific meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals

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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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HRD – Senior Research Associate II – R100062306

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 full-time Senior Research Associate II to work in Miami, FL.

The successful candidate will be part of a team working on development of the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS), NOAA’s FV3-based next-generation hurricane forecast model. The job will involve development and implementation of code for HAFS, and also performing model runs (in both real time and retrospective mode) to evaluate the model. In addition, the assistant scientist will have the opportunity to perform TC research studies using operational and experimental versions of HAFS. The model results will be presented in peer-reviewed journals and professional meetings.

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PhOD – Postdoctoral Associate – R100062124

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Physical Oceanography. The research focus is on using available satellite and in situ observations, as well as ocean and climate models to study sea level changes along the U.S. east coast. Specific tasks include (i) the assessment of the relative contributions of thermosteric, halosteric, and mass effects to the sea-level changes, (ii) the accurate attribution of coastal sea level changes to dynamic processes in the coupled ocean-atmosphere system, and (iii) understanding the present and characterizing potential future sea level changes in response to the different states of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation.

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PhOD – Postdoctoral Associate – R100061905

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to work in Miami, FL. The incumbent will work with the ocean modeling team in the Physical Oceanography Division (PhOD) in the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). There are a number of projects in the division,  including a coupled hurricane-ocean-wave model. The research will support the modeling project, with a focus on improvement of short-term scale prediction skills within the Earth system model and analysis products. The incumbent is expected to advance the scientific understanding of feedback processes across the Earth system components, using numerical simulations together with observations, and publish in peer-review journals, including assisting transition to operations.

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HRD- Postdoctoral Associate- R100061473

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami (UM), Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Post-Doctoral researcher to work in Miami, Florida. The position will be in support of the NOAA funded project at UM, Florida International University, AOML, ESRL and EMC, with a focus on model physics development and evaluation. Duties include but are not limited to: Develop new 3D turbulent mixing parameterization for the planetary boundary layer (PBL) scheme in HAFS, Create TC-specific diagnostic products for HAFS evaluation, Investigate the impact of different model physics configurations on HAFS performance, Evaluate and improve HAFS PBL physics through comparison with observations, Present findings in scientific meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed journals, Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

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OCED- Postdoctoral Associate

The principal function of the postdoc is to contribute to developing a numerical modeling system for sub-seasonal to seasonal warning of red tide and hypoxia over the West Florida Shelf. The incumbent will conduct numerical model simulations using the Regional Ocean Model System (ROMS). The main motivation of the research project is to provide timely and accurate information to fishermen and coastal communities to minimize or mitigate economic impacts of red tides and hypoxia. The postdoc will be based at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Florida. She/he will be part of a multidisciplinary team, which includes researchers at Mississippi State University, NOAA-AOML, and NOAA-Southeast Fisheries Science Center.

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PhOD- Postdoctoral Associate- R100061737

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 full-time Post-Doctoral Associate 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 XBTs and other ocean profile observations, and synthesize them with data from other field and remote observing platforms to detect upper ocean changes and investigate the underlying dynamics and water mass properties and their relationship to extreme weather events, Explore impacts of upper ocean changes on extreme weather using observations and outputs from numerical simulations, Present findings in scientific meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed journals, and Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

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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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Physical Oceanography- NRC Research Associateship Programs

Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere Variability and Extreme Weather

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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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HRD- Postdoctoral Associate- R100061952

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate position in meteorology to work in Miami, FL. The research focus is on boundary-layer dynamics and air-sea interactions in tropical cyclones (TCs) using an observational database and high-resolution numerical simulations. Related fields with similar expertise will be considered as well. The incumbent will contribute to research that emphasizes the analysis of observational data sets obtained by NOAA to improve the understanding of internal processes of TCs, leading to enhanced forecasts. The incumbent will focus on analyzing the uncrewed and crewed aircraft data to improve understanding of boundary-layer processes in TCs, evaluate the impact of new data, and to potentially improve parameterization routines in operational hurricane models. The successful candidate will be required to publish scientific results in top-tier peer-reviewed journals. Other activities may include assisting in research investigations on air-sea interactions and participating in the collection of new observations during NOAA’s Annual Hurricane Field Program.

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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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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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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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Physical Oceanography- NRC Research Associateship Program

Spatial and Temporal Ocean Circulation Variability

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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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