HBOI Graduate Research Assistant (closes 9/20/2020)

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HBOI Graduate Research Assistant (closes 9/20/2020)

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a HBOI Graduate Research Assistant, Ft. Pierce, FL.This position is located at FAU's Harbor Branch campus in Fort Pierce, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

HBOI is seeking a motivated MS graduate student to be enrolled in spring 2020 in HBOI's Marine Science and Oceanography Program ( In addition to completing needed classes, the student will participate in an aquaculture research project with a large team at HBOI.

Summary of Responsibilities Include:
• Enhance and test the HBOI Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) System (
• Develop and test a biological model that simulates the nutrient and carbon cycles, growth of macro-algae (seagrass), and biogeochemical responses of shellfish (clams, oysters etc.) and fishes in the IMTA system.

Minimum Qualification:
Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, Marine sciences, and/or Environmental Sciences is required.
Must be accepted in the MS Marine Science and Oceanography program for Spring 2020 semester.
Basic knowledge of marine chemistry and marine biology is required.
Significant programming (Matlab, Fortran, Python) experience is required.
Knowledge of aquaculture or strong mathematical skills is preferred.

Must have a strong interest in modeling natural and/or artificial biological systems, and solid background in mathematics, biology, biogeochemistry, oceanography and/or related fields.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ07188).
Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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