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.
Please submit the following with your application:
Cover Letter - describing research experience and interests and particular skills you would bring to the OFP;
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.
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.
The job entails participation on physically strenuous mooring turnaround cruises.
The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery – exploring fundamental biology, understanding biodiversity and the environment, and informing the human condition through research and education. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago.
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