Marine Sciences & Oceanography

The UGA Department of Marine Sciences has 25 full-time faculty engaged in teaching and research at the graduate and undergraduate levels, 15 of which are on the UGA main campus in Athens, GA and 10 of which are at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah, GA.  Department of Marine Sciences faculty expertise and research interests span the oceanographic disciplines, covering the biological, chemical, physical and geological processes within the world’s oceans.

Our graduate students undertake exciting, cutting edge research. Learn more about their research and what it's like to be a marine scientist at UGA by clicking on the image below or by clicking here.

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Computational and Experimental Marine Microbiome

We seek to recruit a computational and experimental marine microbiome researcher to complement research strengths at UGA in bioinformatics and marine sciences. We aim to hire an individual with a strong record of innovation and ability to develop and apply new computational tools (simulations, flux analyses, data integration and visualization, among others) and microbial ecology approaches to marine microbiome research. Possible areas of research include ocean productivity, global carbon and nutrient cycling, diseases of aquatic organisms, or intersections with public health.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending on credentials and accomplishments. This is an interdisciplinary position, with the appointment being split between the Department of Marine Sciences and the Institute of Bioinformatics. The position includes a competitive salary, sufficient laboratory space for computational and experimental research, and a generous start-up package.

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Marine Zooplankton Ecology and/or Biophysical Interactions

We are seeking an oceanographer whose area of research addresses fundamental questions involving zooplankton ecology and/or the interactions between biology and physics on scales from the organism to the continental shelf using experimental, field-based, or modeling approaches (or combinations thereof).

The appointment is expected to be made at the Assistant Professor level, but consideration will also be given to exceptional applicants seeking appointment at the Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will be interdisciplinary, self-motivated, and interested in pursuing innovative research and education in a highly supportive academic environment.

This position will be based at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography located in Savannah, GA.

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