Date posted: Feb 24, 2023

Postdoctoral Scientist in Particle Cycling

Marine Biological Laboratory | Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United State of America (USA)

Opportunity Type: Postdoctoral Experiences

Current Program:

Topics: Organic Chemistry, Geoscience, Environment, Inorganic Chemistry

Sector: Academia

Compensation: Paid

Remote Position: No

Opportunity Description:

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Postdoctoral Scientist to work with the Oceanic Flux Program (OFP) time series of particle flux in the deep Sargasso Sea.

The successful applicant will have multidisciplinary interests and career goals that are compatible with the collaborative, interdisciplinary, and community-oriented research focus of the OFP time-series. The postdoc will conduct independent biogeochemical research on particle flux processes (topic to be determined by the applicant's field of expertise) under the direction of Dr. Rut Pedrosa Pamies and Dr. Maureen H. Conte, head of the OFP time-series, with opportunities for research collaborations with scientists at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and/or others involved in Bermuda-based research. In addition to research, the postdoc will be actively involved in all aspects of OFP time-series operations- from mooring and seagoing activities to imaging and trace level analyses of flux materials- and also participate in developing new research/educational collaborations to leverage OFP resources, thereby gaining diverse operational and project management skills. The postdoc will also participate in mentoring and supervising students.

The position is based at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, a vibrant scientific community with state-of-the-art analytical resources as well as myriad professional development activities sponsored by the Woods Hole institutions. This is an 18 month appointment.

Basic Qualifications

The position requires at a minimum a PhD in Oceanography, Marine Chemistry or a related field and expertise in the application of bulk, isotopic and/or other molecular and elemental chemical analytical measurements, and microscopy analysis, to study biogeochemical cycling. Expertise in trace elemental analysis will be highly valued. A strong interest and demonstrated aptitude in seagoing observational research are required.

Physical Requirements

The job entails participation on physically strenuous mooring turnaround cruises.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following with your application:

Cover Letter - describing research experience and interests and particular skills you would bring to the OFP;
Curriculum Vitae
A 1-3 page summary of your PhD and postdoctoral research (if applicable); and
Contact information for at least 3 references. Please do not submit unsolicited letters.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply?


April 30, 2023

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