Oceanographer Job Description

Oceanographers study the ocean and ocean-related phenomena.

They observe the ocean using scientific instruments, collect samples, and analyze the data.

Due to our close proximity, most oceanographers are actively involved in improving the health of marine ecosystems.

Also, many oceanographers are involved with coastal, marine, and estuarine management.

Some oceanographers work directly on large ocean-going vessels such as research ships, commercial ships, and warships.

Others work in a lab or on land, using various instruments to measure the temperature and salinity of the ocean.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Oceanographer to join our team! We're a small, but growing company, and we're looking for someone who can help us continue to grow. The right candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for the ocean and a willingness to learn. If you have a background in oceanography, we encourage you to apply!

Oceanographer Duties:

  • Research and develop understanding about the ocean
  • Advise management on oceanographic, meteorological, climatological, and environmental matters
  • Advise management on related matters and represent management in relevant professional associations
  • Supervise and coordinate oceanographic activities

Oceanographer Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development and implementation of oceanographic studies and analysis
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients, subcontractors, and subcontractors' staff
  • Design, conduct, analyze, and report oceanographic studies
  • Create bid packages and participate in technical presentations
  • Develop technical reports for clients
  • Design and oversee field and laboratory experiments
  • Develop and maintain field and laboratory tools
  • Oversee research projects
  • Plan and manage fieldwork
  • Conduct advanced level scientific analyses
  • Manage work schedules

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in oceanography
  • 3+ years experience in operational oceanography
  • Knowledge of oceanographic theory and concepts
  • Knowledge of oceanographic sampling techniques and equipment
  • Preferably experience with instruments such as temperature, pressure, and conductivity

Our company is an equal opportunity employer, and we're committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages. We also encourage applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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