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Post Doctorate

Postdoctoral scientist position on trace gas chemistry, University of Miami, USA. Closing date: until filled

We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work on trace gas chemistry of the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere during one or more airborne research missions over the continental United States or the Western Pacific Ocean.

The scientist will become involved in all aspects of the preparation, deployment, chemical analysis, and data interpretation of trace gas measurements from high altitude research aircraft. One position is associated with the Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (www.dcotss.org) project. A second position is potentially available for similar work on a project that is still waiting on a funding decision. Both positions will involve collaboration with a large, multi-disciplinary team of scientists.

The requirements are a recent PhD in atmospheric, environmental, or chemical sciences. Experience in areas of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analyses, trace gas analysis, airborne instrumentation, and data analyses is desired. Significant time doing field work is expected.

Interested applicants should send a statement of interests and future goals, a CV and names of 3 references to: Elliot Atlas (eatlas@rsmas.miami.edu).  

The position is located at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral investigator on ocean biogeochemistry, the Southern Ocean carbon sink, UEA, UK. Closing date: 8 Jan 2019

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate (SRA) to undertake research on the ocean carbon sink and downward carbon transport in sub-polar waters of the Southern Ocean. The SRA will work with Dorothee Bakker on the consortium project CUSTARD (Carbon Uptake and Seasonal Traits of Antarctic Remineralisation Depth, https://roses.ac.uk/custard/, 2018-2022). CUSTARD is part of the National Environment Research Council (NERC) RoSES (Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System, https://roses.ac.uk/) research programme. 
 
The Southern Ocean south of 35°S takes up about 40% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by human activity. Much of this uptake occurs north of the Polar Front, in the upper limb of the Southern Ocean overturning circulation. The CUSTARD project aims to quantify the impact of nutrient and iron availability on phytoplankton carbon uptake in these sub-polar waters and the transport of carbon to depth away from atmospheric contact on climatically important timescales, using a combination of numerical and observational (shipboard and autonomous) techniques.
 
The SRA will participate in the planning and delivery of carbonate system measurements for the full water column on the CUSTARD research cruise (November 2019 to January 2020) and the CUSTARD mooring recovery cruise (January 2020). The SRA will combine these observations with year-round sensor data from the mooring and autonomous robotic gliders and will assist with calibration of sensors on the mooring. The SRA will quantify seasonal CO2 air-sea fluxes and the contribution of the solubility, carbonate and soft tissue carbon pumps to seasonal carbon dynamics and downward carbon transport. The SRA will publish the scientific results in international peer reviewed journals. 
 
The research will be based within the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) at UEA. It will be carried out in collaboration with CUSTARD scientists and project partners, and where appropriate with other RoSES scientists. The SRA will be expected to participate in the CUSTARD research cruise and the mooring recovery cruise in the remote Southern Ocean, subject to a medical and sea survival training.
 
You will have a minimum of a PhD in biogeochemical oceanography, environmental, chemistry, chemistry (or equivalent independent research experience) and a scientific publication record showing evidence of international quality. The SRA should have excellent oral and written communication skills, with experience of presenting results at conferences and be able to fulfil all essential elements of the person specification.
 
This post is available from 1 April 2019 on a full time or part-time 0.8FTE basis for a fixed term period of 2 years (or longer for part-time). £33,199 - £39,609 per annum, pro rata.

Closing date: 8 January 2019.

More details here.

Research/faculty positions

Junior Scientist (tenure track) or Senior Scientist in Marine Chemical Oceanography, the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands. Closing date: January 28 2019

The Department of Ocean Systems (OCS; headed by prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart) is looking for a highly motivated junior scientist (tenure track) or a senior scientist in Marine Chemical Oceanography with a proven track record in ocean carbon cycling.

THE RESEARCH

Researchers working within OCS aim to investigate open-ocean processes ranging from basin-wide physical oceanography to microscale sedimentary processes and from deep-sea ecology to paleoceanography and -climatology. Chemical oceanography is one of the focal points within OCS.

In support of our research, we operate high-tech sampling, sample handling and analytical techniques, aimed at understanding the interaction between biology, physical oceanography and the (biogeo)chemical processes involved. OCS is hosting a dedicated CO2-laboratory, with state-of-the art, high-precision seawater carbonate analytical equipment.

As our new team member, you will help us investigate the cycling of carbon in the oceans on different spatial and temporal scales. For example, calcium carbonate precipitation and understanding its kinetics and the incorporation of (trace) elements and isotope fractionation are research topics that could be pursued within this position.

We actively collaborate with peers in (inter)national partner institutes, including the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU) and the Faculty of Earth Sciences of Utrecht University, as well as e.g., MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences in Bremen and the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany.

THE CANDIDATE

Is your research all about studying ocean carbon cycles? In that case, we gladly invite you to join our research at OCS. We are looking for a highly motivated marine chemical oceanographer with an extensive track record based on ocean carbon cycling. Research topics could include, but are not limited to, ocean acidification, organismal carbon uptake mechanisms and interaction with global biogeochemical cycling.

You are expected to acquire research grants and to participate in (or lead) oceanographic research cruises with the Royal NIOZ research vessel R/V Pelagia. You will cooperate with other members of the OCS department and contribute your knowledge in multidisciplinary projects together with other researchers at the Royal NIOZ.

You like to work in an interdisciplinary and international research environment. You have a strong command of the English language in speaking and writing.

CONDITIONS

Employment of this position at Royal NIOZ is by NWO (The Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research). In case the position is offered at the tenure-track level, the candidate will be hired for 5 years. At the end of a successful tenure-track term, a permanent scientific staff position will be offered up to the level of senior scientist. Criteria for evaluation comprise a track record of publications that is far above average, proven skills in acquiring funding, and an international network. The position comes with the opportunity to set-up a PhD project in the same direction as the (tenure-track) position.

We offer an excellent salary, a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus, and flexible work arrangements. You may expect very attractive secondary employment conditions. We offer generous relocation expenses for employees coming from abroad and support with finding accommodation.

Our labour policies are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Research Centers (WVOI).

Applicants for this vacancy must submit a brief Research Statement (2 A4 max). You may attach this short testimonial to your CV/Resume in the application form.

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For additional information on job details: prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart (department head).

For additional information about the procedure, please contact Valentijn Tiemensma (senior HR adviser).

Learn more about the Department of Ocean Systems here.

 

Interviews will be held on Texel on March 13th, 2019

Junior Scientist (Tenure Track) or Senior Scientist in Paleoceanography, the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands. Closing date: DECEMBER 21, 2018

The Department of Ocean Systems (OCS; headed by prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart) is looking for a highly motivated junior scientist (tenure track) or a senior scientist in Paleoceanography with a research focus on time series of past changes in the marine environment. You are triggered by the prospect of using state-of-the-art +analytical techniques such as XRF core scanning, Multi Collector ICP-MS and/or laser ablation ICP-MS.

THE RESEARCH

Researchers at the Department of Ocean Systems aim to investigate open-ocean processes ranging from basin-wide physical oceanography to small-scale chemical oceanography, and from deep-sea ecology to paleoceanography and -climatology. Understanding climate change, climate sensitivity, and climate forcing are among the focal points within OCS.

OCS operates high-resolution and high-tech analytical equipment for stable isotopes, foraminiferal geochemistry and sedimentary trace metals. Past ocean-climate interactions are investigated in a multidisciplinary context and close cooperation with our physical and chemical oceanographers.

The current focus is on the development of novel proxies for past salinity, temperature and inorganic carbon chemistry, the role of dust as a recorder and player in past climate change and Quaternary climate change in general and high-resolution records in particular.

In our research we actively collaborate with peers in (inter)national partner institutes, including the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU) and the Faculty of Earth Sciences of Utrecht University, as well as e.g., MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences in Bremen and the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany.

THE CANDIDATE

We are looking for an enthusiastic Paleoceanographer with experience in time series of past changes in the marine environment. Research topics could include, but are not limited to, glacial-interglacial variability, sub-Milankovitch variability, quantitative climate reconstructions, past nutrient cycling, climate sensitivity, and proxy development.

The candidate should have an affinity with state-of-the-art analytical techniques such as XRF core scanning, Multi Collector ICP-MS and/or laser ablation ICP-MS.

You are expected to acquire research grants and to participate in (or lead) oceanographic research cruises that involve the Royal NIOZ research vessel R/V Pelagia. You are expected to work closely together with the other members of the OCS department and contribute your knowledge in multidisciplinary projects together with other researchers at the Royal NIOZ. Moreover, the interdisciplinary and international research environment at the Royal NIOZ suits you well. You have a strong command of the English language in speaking and writing.

CONDITIONS

Employment of this position at Royal NIOZ is by NWO (The Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research). In case the position is offered at the tenure-track level, the candidate will be hired for 5 years. At the end of a successful tenure-track term, a permanent scientific staff position will be offered up to the level of senior scientist. Criteria for evaluation comprise a track record of publications that is far above average, proven skills in acquiring funding, and an international network. The position comes with the opportunity to set-up a PhD project in the same direction as the (tenure-track) position.

We offer an excellent salary, a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus and flexible work arrangements. You may expect very attractive secondary employment conditions. We offer generous relocation expenses for employees coming from abroad and support with finding accommodation.

Our labour policies are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Research Centers (WVOI).

Applicants for this vacancy must submit a brief Research Statement (2 A4 max). You may attach this short testimonial to your CV/Resume in the application form.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information on job details: prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart (department head).

For additional information about the procedure, please contact Valentijn Tiemensma (senior HR adviser).

Learn more about the Department of Ocean Systems here.

 

Interviews will be held on Texel on January 29th, 2019

Junior Scientist (tenure track) or Senior Scientist in Physical Oceanography, the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands. Closing date: January 21 2019

The Department of Ocean Systems (OCS; headed by prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart) is looking for a highly motivated junior scientist (tenure track) or a senior scientist in observational Physical Oceanography with an extensive track record based on seagoing research and a focus on the deeper parts of the ocean.

THE RESEARCH

Researchers working within OCS aim to understand the role of the oceans in regulating global biogeochemical cycles, primary productivity and climate. Within this framework, one of the key objectives within the department is to investigate the dark, deep sea. This part of the ocean remains largely unexplored and therefore yields surprises almost every time we visit it.

As our new junior - or senior scientist, you will help us investigating processes in physical oceanography across spatial scales, partly by actively participating in seagoing oceanographic research. During your research you will apply modern observational techniques, including moored instruments, landers, shipborne CTD and a free-falling microstructure profiler. These approaches will help you to understand the interactions between physical processes, the sea floor topography and impacts on ocean biology in the deep ocean.

In our research we actively collaborate with peers in (inter)national partner institutes, including the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU) and the Faculty of Earth Sciences of Utrecht University, as well as e.g., MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences in Bremen and the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany.

THE CANDIDATE

We are looking for an explorative observational physical oceanographer with an extensive track record based on seagoing research, focusing on the deeper parts of the ocean. You will use your experience and creativity to answer pressing and emerging questions regarding the interaction between the sea floor topography and impact on e.g. deep-sea sedimentology, geochemistry and biology.

You are expected to acquire research grants that involve the use of the Royal NIOZ research vessel RV Pelagia and to actively conjoin in the departmental multidisciplinary environment, together with chemical oceanographers and benthic ecologists. You will also cooperate with the researchers from other Royal NIOZ departments.

The inter-disciplinary and international research environment at the Royal NIOZ suits you well, and you have a strong command of the English language in speaking and writing. 

CONDITIONS

Employment of this position at Royal NIOZ is by NWO (The Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research). In case the position is offered at the tenure-track level, the candidate will be hired for 5 years. At the end of a successful tenure track term, a permanent scientific staff position will be offered up to the level of senior scientist. Criteria for evaluation comprise a track record of publications that is far above average, proven skills in acquiring funding, and an international network.

We offer an excellent salary, a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus and flexible work arrangements. You may expect very attractive secondary employment conditions. We offer generous relocation expenses for employees coming from abroad and support with finding accommodation. The position comes with the opportunity to set-up a PhD project in the same direction as the (tenure track) position.

Our labour policies are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Research Centers (WVOI).

Applicants for this vacancy must submit a brief Research Statement (2 A4 max). You may attach this short testimonial to your CV/Resume in the application form.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information on job details: prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart (department head).

For additional information about the procedure, please contact Valentijn Tiemensma (senior HR adviser).

Learn more about the Department of Ocean Systems here.

 

Interviews will be held on Texel on March 6 2019

Associate Fellow, Coastal Oceanography focused on air-sea interactions along the Chilean coast, University of Concepción, Chile. Closing date: 5 Dec 2018

Call for applications: (CR)2 Associate Fellow (Coastal Oceanography focused on air-sea interactions along the Chilean coast)

The Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR2, http://www.cr2.cl/) is a center of excellence created in 2013 with funding from the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT). CR2’s sponsoring institution is University of Chile, and Universidad de Concepción and Universidad Austral de Chile are associated institutions. CR2 is the point of convergence of researchers across disciplines who jointly address the understanding of the Earth System in a changing climate and contribute to the evaluation and design of mitigation and adaptation measures in order to strengthen climate resilience in Chile. During its first period, CR2 researchers were prolific in disciplinary research as well as in interdisciplinary collaboration with high scientific impact and relevant outcomes for policy making.

In October 2017 and after and external review processes, CONICYT has renewed the CR2 funding for the next 5 years. In this second stage, CR2 will be organized around interdisciplinary questions concerning water shortage and extremes, changes in land use, coastal zones, cities, and a new area focused on climate governance and the interface between science and policy. How climate change impacts on rural (forest) fires, urban air pollution, harmful algal blooms and major storms in arid regions, and how society modulates and copes with these disturbances, are the grand questions to be inter and transdisciplinary tackled in the coming years.

We hereby invite applications for a 4-year research associate position in coastal oceanography focused on air-sea interactions along the Chilean coast (e.g., exchange fluxes of heat, gases, moisture and momentum), beginning in 2019. We expect the successful candidate to work full time, subject to a yearly review of his/her performance. The positions will be held at University of Concepción, but we expect the successful candidate to visit the partner institutions on a regular basis, taking advantage of the large diversity of expertise within the CR2 as well as the center’s distributed resources. Of particular relevance, the candidate is invited to use meteorological/oceanographic hourly observations obtained in a coastal buoy off Concepción and biogeochemical monthly data obtained farther offshore.

The research associate will engage with existing projects and initiatives but it is expected that he/she will formulate and rapidly implement his/her own research plan within the framework of CR2 priorities for the next years (see above). We also expect a proactive cooperation with the center’s efforts on in/outreach, science communication, education and development of national and international scientific partnerships. Teaching (in Spanish) is not mandatory but desirable with a dedication of up to half a day per week. Fluency in English is required. If not a Spanish speaker, learning the language while working at CR2 is recommended.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Oceanography, Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences or related sciences and demonstrate his/her research capacity, leadership, and team work ability in an interdisciplinary environment. As noted before, candidates must submit a research proposal (up to 10 pages with background, objectives, expected results, and work plan) to develop in the next four years within CR2. Candidates are expected to apply for complimentary funding via CONICYT or other sources in Chile and elsewhere. The starting salary will be between 3000 to 4000 USD per month depending on qualifications and experience, i.e., ca. 6 to 7 times the median monthly income in Chile.

Interested applicants should upload their CV, list of publications, two letters of recommendation and a research proposal (max 10 pages including references and figures), to http://www.cr2.cl/call-for-associate-fellow-coastal/ at the latest by December 5th 2018, 23 hours Santiago, Chile local time. From the same page you can download our reports and our continuity plan, as well as the corresponding evaluations.

A first selection of candidates will be made by the center’s principal investigators (PIs), and the best three candidates will be interviewed. The final decision will be made by the PIs in consultation with our advisory panel. We expect to communicate the decision by January 15th 2019. Candidates are expected to start as early as March 2nd 2019 and no later than June 30st 2019.

For more information contact CR2’s head for Coastal Zones in a Changing Climate research line, Dr. Laura FARIAS (laura.farias@udec.cl).

Marine Biogeochemist - Biological or Chemical Oceanographer, Atlantic Ocean and Mainz, Germany. Closing date: until filled

The Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC) seeks a:

Marine Biogeochemist - Biological or Chemical Oceanographer

to work on the newly build research sail yacht Eugen Seibold https://www.wernersiemens-stiftung.ch/en/projects/a-sailing-research-lab/

SY Eugen Seibold is a 72-foot vessel for ocean and climate research, fully equipped with state-of-the-art research technology to analyze the upper ocean and ocean-atmosphere exchange processes. The new colleague will be a member of the climate geochemistry department at MPIC, and is co-responsible for sampling and data acquisition on the Eugen Seibold.

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with excellent research skills. Apart from pursuing her/his own research direction, the position requires a technical understanding of major systems onboard the Eugen Seibold. Good organization and communication skills are needed.

Prerequisites are a degree in marine biogeochemistry, biological or chemical oceanography, marine microbiology or in a related field, and a serious interest in sea-going expeditions. Applicants are expected to work at sea for approximately 4 months per year. The office and onshore laboratories are located at Mainz, Germany. We offer excellent research and work conditions in an international team of experts, and a longer-term professional perspective.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the number of female coworkers and applications by women are particularly encouraged. The Max Planck Society has set itself the objective of employing more people with disabilities. Applications from people with disabilities are expressly encouraged.

Applications are welcome until the position is filled. Please apply with a letter of intent, CV, and three referee's names to ralf.schiebel@mpic.de

PhD/Masters/Student jobs

PhD position in ice-atmosphere interactions based at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK

Two polar PhD projects on ice-atmosphere interactions based at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK

(1) Atmospheric ice nucleating particles – is there a fingerprint
of past changes in polar snow and ice?

Supervisors: M.M. Frey (BAS), A. Kirchgässner (BAS),
and W. Schwarzacher (U Bristol)
Application deadline: 7 January 2019
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(2) A new source of sea salt aerosol from blowing snow above sea
ice – does it matter to polar climate change?

Supervisors: M.M. Frey (BAS), E.W. Wolff (U Cambridge)
Application deadline: 3 January 2019
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