Assistant Research Scientist in Estuarine Biogeochemical Modeling

Location: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, Maryland, USA

Salary: Competitive salary, benefits

End Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is identified.  Anticipated start date is February 2017, with flexibility.

Applications are invited for an Assistant Research Scientist (a postdoctoral scholar) now available in the Ecosystem Studies Group at the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, Maryland ( This position will focus on developing and implementing numerical models to support the understanding of estuarine biogeochemical processes, including nutrient cycling, oxygen depletion, and phytoplankton dynamics as they respond to changes in external forcing. This effort will include the development of a model for carbonate chemistry to quantify the interactions of fossil acidification and eutrophication. We seek highly motivated applicants with demonstrated problem-solving and quantitative skills, as this position will include participation in multiple large, inter-disciplinary projects. Experience with FORTRAN and Matlab as applied to hydrodynamic (e.g. ROMS) and/or biogeochemical modeling is strongly recommended. Strong writing and communication skills are essential.

Salary and benefits will depend on academic background and job experience. Electronic applications (including a full CV, description of past experiences, and names and addresses of three references) should be sent to with, Reference: Post-Doc-Testa in the subject line. For more information regarding this position, applicants can contact Dr. Jeremy Testa (

Applications received by December 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. 

UMCES is an AA/EOE employer.  Individuals with Disabilities, Veterans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.