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Postdoctoral research position in air-sea interactions at University of Delaware: until filled

A postdoctoral researcher position is available at the School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware. The postdoctoral researcher will undertake work on existing projects related to air-sea interactions and fluid dynamics with opportunities to develop projects in new directions. Applicants should have experience with laboratory methods and familiarity with flow-visualization techniques. Applicants must have a PhD in Physical Oceanography, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or a closely related discipline, as well as strong quantitative and writing skills.

The position is available for a year, with renewal for one year contingent upon performance and funding. The School of Marine Science and Policy at UD hosts a lively community of ocean science researchers at both the Newark and Lewes campuses. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to interact with scientists in both places.

The School of Marine Science and Policy values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, statement of research, CV, and graduate transcript (unofficial transcripts accepted) through the University of Delaware Jobs website (job ID# 105184). In addition, applicants must request that three confidential letters of recommendation be sent electronically to Dr. Fabrice Veron at fveron@udel.edu. If they have not yet graduated, applicants should indicate in their cover letter the date by which they anticipate having their doctoral degree conferred. Additional information is available by contacting Prof. Fabrice Veron. The position is available starting immediately and open until filled.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values.  In that spirit, we seek a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities and people with disabilities.  The University is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women STEM faculty. For more information go to http://sites.udel.edu/advance/. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html
Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

Call for Research Proposals – Living Planet Fellowship 2018 - European Space Agency (ESA) - closing date: 22 February 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA), is pleased to invite you to participate to the Call for Research Proposals of the Living Planet Fellowship 2018.
The main objective of this initiative is to support young researchers who have a doctoral degree and who would like to initiate a scientific career in the context of Earth Observation and Earth system science.
With this call ESA plans to support up to 10 Post-Doctoral researchers (supported by ESA with a ceiling price of 99KEuro per 2-years under a co-funding scheme) to carry out a research project at a Host Institution in an eligible ESA Member State.
Candidate researchers shall submit research proposals responding to one of following Research Areas:
Advancing Novel Methods and Techniques: Targeted research projects aimed at developing innovative methods, novel algorithms and new EO products and datasets expanding the scientific use of the Sentinel missions, the Earth Explorers or the ESA long-term data archives into new scientific areas and application domains.

Activities shall establish a solid basis to expand the missions product portfolio and stimulate novel science results and innovative applications.

Priority will be given to develop and validate novel algorithms, data processing techniques, advanced methodologies and new EO-based products that may maximise the novel capabilities offered by the Sentinel missions, the unique data offered by the Earth Explorers, the long-term series of ESA data archives, and its synergies also in combination with meteorological and non-ESA missions.

Advancing Earth System Science: Cutting-edge scientific activities aimed at maximizing the scientific impact of ESA and European missions in terms of new discoveries and advances in Earth system science addressing the new challenges of the ESA EO Science Strategy.

Projects shall contribute to answer major open questions in Earth system science, address global scientific challenges posed by international Earth System Science communities and international science groups (e.g., WCRP, SOLAS, GCP, etc…).

Priority will be given to activities that maximise the scientific return of ESA and European EO assets including Sentinel, Earth Explorers and Meteo mission data, the long-term ESA archive and existing EO-based long-term datasets (e.g., ESA project results).

1. Call for Research Proposals Package
The Call for Research Proposals package includes the following documents:
    Call for Research Proposals
    Annex A: Proposal Template
    Annex B: PSS form
    Annex C: Draft Partnership Agreement
The documentation (Call for Research Proposals package) can be downloaded from:

2. Host Institution Country Eligibility
Projects will be funded under the 5th period of ESA’s Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP-5). EOEP-5 is an optional programme of the Agency, and participation is restricted to institutions which have their registered office in one of the following Participating States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Slovenia and Canada.
3. Closing Date
Your proposal and all supporting documents must be sent by e-mail to:EOScience@esa.int by no later than 22nd February 2018 (the Closing Date).
Any questions relating to this Call must be sent, by e-mail to EOScience@esa.int, not later than two (2) weeks before the Closing Date.

Postdoctoral Investigator - Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department, WHOI, USA: until filled

Job Summary

Dr. Ken Buesseler in the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department at WHOI is searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join his team. The initial appointment will start around mid-May, 2018 (with some flexibility in start date) with the possibility of an extension for up to two years or more. This position is considered exempt, full-time, and is eligible for benefits.
Applications will be considered starting Feb. 1st and continue until a suitable applicant is chosen.

Job Details

The focus of the work is part of the larger NASA EXports Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing (EXPORTS) project http://oceanexports.org/, which seeks to further understand the ocean biological carbon pump. Planning is well underway for multi-ship interdisciplinary research cruises in August 2018 and as proposed, spring 2020. The successful applicant will play a major role in the collection of size-fractionated particles using in-situ pumps and analyses of carbon, major bioelements, and radionuclides (thorium-234), as well as the distribution of samples to other PI’s. The ideal candidate will bring to the program new analyses of particle phases that contribute to the overall success of the EXPORTS project. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of planning, field work, sample analyses, data management, manuscript preparation and presentations to EXPORTS PIs and the broader oceanographic community.

Desired Education and Experience

A PhD in chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, analytical chemistry or a related field is required.

Prior research experience in areas related to the biological pump is helpful, but not essential, however a broad understanding of ocean biogeochemistry and C cycling will be needed. Analytical expertise may include prior work with radionuclides, biogenic elements and carbon, trace metals and isotopes, molecular and organic biomarkers and other tracers that can be used to track the source and fate of particulate organic carbon that is transformed via biological, physical and chemical processes in the surface and mid-water column. Prior experience at sea is advantageous, as the sea going field work is an essential component of this project.

Full details at WHOI HR web site here.

Contact Ken Buesseler (kbuesseler@whoi.edu) for more information.

Postdoctoral research fellow position to study bioactive trace elements to understand seasonal cycling of trace metals in Southern African and Antarctic coastal oceans - Stellenbosch University, Western Cape, South Africa

The Trace Metal Experimental and Biogeochemistry Group (TracEx) within the Department of Earth Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Western Cape, South Africa, invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The broader research project examines the biogeochemical cycling of iron, copper and zinc and their link in controlling primary productivity. The postdoctoral fellow will apply geo-tracers to understand cycling and interaction of trace nutrient with phytoplankton to study Southern African and Antarctic coastal regions. Thus, preference will be given to applicants with expertise in clean room techniques and biogeochemistry of trace metals linked to physics of the ocean. Added experience in biogeochemical modelling, and knowledge of GIS and remote sensing will be advantageous.

The position will require fieldwork, participation in Southern Ocean cruises and travel, therefore physical fitness and ability to work long hours in harsh conditions is a pre-requisit. The applicant may assist with future proposal preparation and will have the opportunity to advise graduate students and, to some extent, if desired, support undergraduate teaching and outreach activities. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaboration with the other groups in South Africa (e.g., oceanography, biotechnology) and internationally (e.g., GEOTRACES community).

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in a related discipline such as Oceanography, Earth Sciences, Biogeochemistry and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals relavent to this position.

The position is for 24 months, commencing from June of 2018 or earlier, subject to grant success. Renewal of the position for the second year is subject to performance and availability of funds. For further information about the project and to apply please contact Prof A Roychoudhury (roy@sun.ac.za). Application should include, as a single pdf document, a cover/motivation letter outlining experience and expertise relevant to the project, a comprehensive Résumé/CV and a short research statement. Please also provide the names and contact information of three professional referees.

Research/faculty positions

Geological Oceanographer, Ocean Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) - closing date: 29 January 2018

Geological Oceanographer

The Ocean Sciences Department (https://oceansci.ucsc.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an early to mid-career (tenure track or tenured) professorial position in Geological Oceanography. We seek applicants whose research and teaching focuses on geological processes that are an integral part of the ocean environment. Preferred areas of interest include leading-edge research directions in paleoceanography, such as new approaches to reconstructing sea level rise, the relationships between biogeochemical cycles and climate, regional impacts of global climate change, or novel paleoproxy development in marine sediments or other paleoarchives. The preferred candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program that complements existing departmental strengths in paleoceanography and biological, chemical and physical oceanography. We seek scholars who are seriously committed to teaching undergraduate courses in general oceanography and Marine Geology, a graduate level course in Marine Geology, and speciality courses in their field of expertise. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop course materials for a new Environmental Sciences undergraduate major (expected to start in Fall 2018) for both upper division and capstone/senior thesis requirements. These teaching responsibilities will require this individual to have considerable breadth in Geological Oceanography. The successful candidate should also contribute significantly to undergraduate and graduate education and to the mentoring of graduate students. It is highly desireable that candidates for a tenured position, in addition to the Basic Qualifications below, have a strong track record of both graduate student mentoring and extramural funding. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

RANK: Early to Mid-Career (Assistant, Associate, or up to Full Professor, Step 2)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Geology, Ocean Sciences, or a related discipline expected to be completed by June 30, 2018.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018. Degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2018 for employment beyond that date.

TO APPLY: Applications are to be submitted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of planned research activities, a statement of teaching interests, names of at least three and as many as five people that will provide confidential letters of reference upon request*, and a diversity statement. The diversity statement should address the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (https://apo.ucsc.edu/employment/ApplicantDiversityStatements.html). Documents must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00510 Refer to Position #JPF00510-18 in correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.ht

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 29, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018.

WMO Chief Scientist / Director of Research for WCRP/WWRP/GAW - closing date: 31 January 2018

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is hiring a Chief Scientist / Director for its Research Department to manage the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP, co-sponsored by WMO, IOC/UNESCO and ICSU), the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Programme, and related projects. See the vacancy announcement for details and apply until 31 Jan. 2018.

- last update January 2018 -