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Post Doctorate

Internal Research Fellow (PostDoc) for Ocean Colour and Carbon Cycle Science, Frascati, Italy. Closing date: 12 Nov 2018!!

Our team and mission
The holder of this post will report to the Head of the Science Section in the Applications Division within the Science, Applications and Climate Department of the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. In the execution of the tasks, the holder of this post will work in close cooperation with other staff of the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.
The Applications Division is a dynamic R&D team leading research and development activities, in partnership with European and international industry and academia, aiming at advancing science, developing novel applications, supporting industry growth and contributing to establish an European ecosystem of exploitation platforms to maximize the impact of European missions in society.
Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the ESA website: www.esa.int

Field(s) of activities/research
ESA, together with the scientific community, is actively engaged in a number of scientific developments in the domain of ocean colour, ocean biology and ocean carbon cycle research aiming at:
  • Developing innovative methods, algorithms an products to improve our capacity to observe and monitor ocean carbon cycle;
  • Enhance our knowledge of the global ocean biology and marine ecosystems;
  • Advancing our capacity to better characterise CO2 fluxes and air-sea interactions;
  • Exploring innovative methods to estimate the different components of the ocean carbonate system and monitor acidification from space;
  • Improving our knowledge of the ocean carbon cycle and its biochemical, physical and ocean circulation components.
The advent of the sentinel missions, its synergies with the Earth Explorers (e.g., SMOS) and other data (including in-situ) as well as the exploitation of the long-term EO data archives open new frontiers for science and research in the domain of ocean colour, marine ecosystems and carbon cycle research.

In this context, the candidate will be involved in three main activities:
  1. Support the scientific development, definition and technical supervision of science projects, carried out by external teams of experts and scientists, addressing mainly EO for ocean colour, ocean biology and ecosystem research, CO2 fluxes and sea-air interactions, acidification and ocean carbon cycle science.
  2. Support the ESA interface and dialogue with the relevant scientific communities, including international science groups such as SOLAS, IMBER, IOCCG, etc…
  3. Carry out a dedicated research focusing on the scientific exploitation of European and other EO missions with special focus on fostering new methods, algorithm, products and innovative science results with special focus on the ocean carbon cycle and its physical and biochemistry components.
For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.
The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

The closing date for applications is 12 November 2018.

In addition to your CV and your motivation letter, please add your proposal of no more than 5 pages outlining your proposed research in the "additional documents" field of the "application information" section. Candidates are asked to arrange for 3 reference letters, to be sent by the referees themselves, before the closing date to temp.htr@esa.int. Please ensure your name is mentioned in the subject of the e-mail. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resources@esa.int.

More information here.

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

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).

Coordination positions

Program Manager, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, University of Victoria, Canada. Closing date: 2 Nov 2018

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is looking for a Program Manager to support the overall implementation of the PICS strategic plan. The program manager is responsible for PICS on-campus presence at the University of Victoria including organizing events, maintaining a program of student and faculty engagement, participating in local outreach and climate change solution implementation activities; developing advanced knowledge in their subject matter domain; developing a network of local support related to particular subject matter domains; and engaging in climate solutions outreach related to their area(s) of expertise.

See the vacancy announcement for details here.

PhD/Masters/Student jobs

PhD position in sea ice remote sensing and numerical modelling, University of Huddersfield, UK. Closing date: 15 Nov 2018

PhD position in sea ice remote sensing and numerical modelling

We offer a fully funded PhD opportunity to work with leading experts in sea ice remote sensing and numerical modelling. The Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) is a region of low ice area concentration consisting of a collection of small sea ice floes, profoundly affecting physical and ecological processes and feedbacks in the Arctic Ocean. We are particularly interested in the evolution of Arctic sea ice breakup and floe size in the MIZ, and how this evolution affects various climatic feedbacks operating in the atmosphere-sea ice-ocean interface. The research will incorporate advanced algorithms in processing satellite and airborne imagery, as well as outputs from state-of-the-art numerical models through collaboration with sea ice and climate modelling scientists. We are looking for a student with experience and specific interest in this area of research.

The studentships are open to citizens of the UK or EU only, and cover the full cost of tuition fees and an annual tax-free bursary of £14,764 for three years (RCUK rates). Successful applicants will have a very good first or upper second degree or Masters degree in a relevant subject. The course will begin in January 2019.

To apply, please complete an online application (please see link) under course Biological Sciences, and highlight Dr Phil Hwang as the supervisor. You should also send your CV and supporting documents to sasresearchadmin@hud.ac.uk.

Please contact Dr. Phil (Byongjun) Hwang (B.Hwang@hud.ac.uk) for enquiries on the project.

If you are not citizens of the UK or EU and are interested in this project, please still do contact Dr Phil Hwang.

Closing date: 15 November 2018

PhD position in marine biogeochemistry, University of Bergen, Norway. Closing date: 15 Nov 2018

4 year PhD position in marine biogeochemistry, University of Bergen

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in marine biogeochemistry at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen.

The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years including 25% compulsory work at the institute (e.g. teaching duties). The candidate will be fully integrated into the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. The project will focus on estimating ocean transports of anthropogenic carbon using flow fields that take into account the physical laws of the ocean and are determined from actual data. Expansion to other biogeochemical properties such as oxygen may be considered.
Applications must be submitted within November 15th through

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