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Post Doctorate

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

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

Executive director of European Marine Biological Resource Centre

The European Marine Biological Research Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) is a research Infrastructure of pan-European relevance (http://www.embrc.eu). Part of the ESFRI roadmap since 2008, it is constituted as an European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) by The Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/272, of 20 February 2018. EMBRC-ERIC is designed to further fundamental and applied marine biology and ecological research. EMBRC aims to support and drive forward marine biological science in Europe by providing users from academia, industry and government with suitable, high-level research facilities, resources and services. EMBRC will provide a central access portal for the investigation of European marine coastal ecosystems and bioresources including marine model organisms. EMBRC-ERIC Operators include renowned marine biological stations and institutes across European and Associated countries. By providing access to state-of-the-art national facilities, EMBRC-ERIC will provide the necessary and relevant services, facilities and technology platforms to study marine organisms and ecosystems. EMBRC-ERIC will help promote the development of blue biotechnologies by supporting fundamental and applied research activities in medicine, nutrition, aquaculture, biotechnology, and fisheries, among others. The vision is for EMBRC-ERIC to be a global reference Research Infrastructure for fundamental and applied marine biology and ecology research.

The Executive Director (ED) is the authorized representative of the EMBRC-­‐ERIC. It is expected that the ED will be an energetic, highly motivated and ambitious professional with the experience to achieve progress and contribute to the development of EMBRC-ERIC´s vision, strategy and plans. They will work under the direction of the GA and ensure the integration of the Secretariat, the Operators and the National Nodes and build and strengthen strategic partnerships, realize and advance opportunities, and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the goals of EMBRC-ERIC.

The ED will oversee the EMBRC-ERIC operational implementation as outlined in the EMBRC-ERIC Statutes. They will be responsible for the timely and appropriate implementation of decisions and strategies defined by the GA and in tight coordination with the Committee of the Nodes (CoN). They will chair the CoN, direct the Central Management Office (CMO) and coordinate its activities. They shall set up the organizational framework, build and strengthen strategic partnerships, guide scientific excellence, maximize innovation opportunities, develop a long-term strategic plan, and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the goals of EMBRC-ERIC. They will be responsible for organizing GA meetings, work with the GA in preparing annual work plans and budgets, financial reporting on the previous year's research and development programme, and will report to the GA. They will represent/delegate representation of the EMBRC-ERIC at international conferences and meetings. They will be authorized to enter into contracts on behalf of the EMBRC-ERIC in accordance with the provisions of the Statutes and Rules of Operations. The ED will be responsible for promoting EMBRC-ERIC and for attracting new Members to join and contribute scientifically and financially to the research infrastructure

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PhD/Masters/Student jobs

PhD Scholarship 'Biofilm-like habitats at the sea surface' - closing date: 30 June 2018

PhD Scholarship 'Biofilm-like habitats at the sea surface_

The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (www.icbm.de) is the marine research institute at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg with locations in Oldenburg and Wilhelmshaven. At the location in Wilhelmshaven we seek a PhD candidate funded through a Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Scholarships from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the State of Lower Saxony. Each scholarship (1500€ per month) has a duration of three years and should start as soon as possible after 1 August 2018. The candidate will work in the group Sea Surface at ICBM (http://www.icbm.de/en/sea-surfaces/).

The recent discovery that the sea-surface microlayer (SML) is a widespread gelatinous and biofilm-like environment has created a new perspective of the air-ocean interface in terms of biogeochemical cycling in the upper ocean. The enrichment of gel particles in the SML forms the foundation of the biofilm habitat, but microbial colonization, un-attenuated UV radiation, and specific accumulation of surface-active molecules creates an ecosystem with daunting complexity. The candidate will investigate the interaction between gel particles and microbes within the SML. More specifically, the candidate should investigate how this matrix allows for complex ecological functioning under extreme conditions of UV radiation.

The candidate will work in the training group “The Ecology of Molecules (EcoMol)” in a multidisciplinary environment. With EcoMol we introduce and advance a new conceptual framework that extends ecological principles to the non-living molecular environment. The ecology of molecules understands organic matter as populations of compounds that interact with communities of organisms in a mutual way. This novel scientific framework merges the classical disciplines of ecology and geochemistry. Detailed information regarding EcoMol can be found on the website under https://www.icbm.de/en/scientific-projects/ecomol/

Successful applicants must have an excellent Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Microbiology or closely related disciplines. Prerequisite are experience in molecular analysis (gel electrophoresis, PCR, cloning and others), statistics and the willingness to work with an interdisciplinary team. Candidate with additional experience in chemical analysis and microscopic imaging will be given preference. We expect the ability to perform independent research and very good English skills because the lectures will be held in English.

The Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg strives to increase the proportion of women in science, so we especially encourage female candidates to apply. According to §21 Abs. 3 NHG, female candidates are given preferences if equally qualified. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.

Please send your application (letter of motivation, CV and certificates) to oliver.wurl@uni-oldenburg.de as a single pdf file (do not send multiple documents). The application deadline 30th of June 2018.

- last update June 2018 -