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Post Doctorate

Postdoctoral position in elemental medicine, University of Southern California, USA

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position studying the application of stable isotopes to medical research. The candidate will explore a variety of isotope systems including both ‘traditional’ stable isotope systems (e.g. δ13C, δ15N, and δ33S) and non-traditional isotope systems (e.g. δ65Cu, δ56Fe, and δ66Zn). The candidate will be responsible for developing new analytical protocols for work with biological samples, including both fluid and tissue. Experience in some aspect of elemental or stable isotope analytical chemistry is necessary. Experience in ICPMS or similar techniques is desired, particularly experience in multi-collector ICPMS. This interdisciplinary project requires a candidate with an ability to communicate clearly across a wide range of subject areas from isotope geochemistry to medicine, and with a passion for analytical excellence applied to the science of human health.

The candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team at the University of Southern California, based in the John Lab and including collaborators both from the Department of Earth Sciences and the Keck School of Medicine. Interested applicants should contact Professor Seth John, sethjohn@usc.edu.

Research/faculty positions

Lecturer in Biogeochemistry, University of Bristol, UK - closing date: 01 October 2017

The School of Geographical Sciences is seeking to make a full-time fixed-term appointment (4 years) to the position of Lecturer in Biogeochemistry that combines research with teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We welcome applicants with an emerging international reputation in the field of biogeochemistry, particularly those with a focus on modelling and/or observing the marine realm. You will complement the existing research and teaching portfolio of the Bristol Research Initiative for the Dynamic Global Environment (BRIDGE), a research group within the School of Geographical Sciences (ranked #1 in REF2014).
BRIDGE has a broad range of interests in earth-system science, primarily focused on the understanding of climate change, climate impacts and policy. It includes experts in climate science, biogeochemistry, genomics, environmental policy, palaeoclimate, and geochronology. BRIDGE research has a global outlook and maintains a strong network of external collaborators, with funding from the EU, NERC, the Royal Society and industrial partners, amongst other sources. Members of the group collaborate closely with researchers in the Bristol Glaciology Centre and Hydrology Research Group within the School, and many others across the University, including Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Biological Sciences, all of which have significant expertise in biogeochemistry. BRIDGE researchers are integral members of the Cabot Institute, and associated with the interdisciplinary Global Environmental Change theme.
Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to: Professor Tony Payne, Head of School email a.j.payne@bristol.ac.uk or Dr. David Richards, BRIDGE, email: david.richards@bristol.ac.uk

Further details about the post can be found on the University website here.

Salary £36,613 - £47,722

Closing date: 01 October 2017

Interviews are expected to be held in mid-October 2017

Research Associate – level 1 or 2 Molecular Biology and Biogeochemistry Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Download job description and how to apply: here

Coordination positions

Executive Director SOLAS International Project Office. Closing date: 15 Nov

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation under public law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90%) and the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein (10%) and one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of marine sciences. Currently GEOMAR has an annual budget of about € 75 M and about 1000 employees.

The research division Chemical Oceanography is offering the position of the

Executive Director
SOLAS International Project Office

for the period of February 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020.

Job Description
SOLAS is a project focussed on the physical and biogeochemical interactions between the surface ocean and the lower atmosphere and how the ocean-atmosphere system is linked to climate and people (see www.solas-int.org). SOLAS is seeking to appoint an Executive Director to lead the International Project Office (IPO) at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. The Executive Director is assisted by Project Officers based at GEOMAR and at Xiamen University, China. The IPO supports the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) in implementing the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation.

• Supervise the international coordination for the implementation of the SOLAS Science Plan
• Develop, plan, and facilitate the SOLAS Implementation Strategy
• Liaise with and report to the SOLAS sponsors (WCRP, SCOR, iCACGP, and Future Earth)
• Organise the annual SSC meetings and document discussions and decisions of the meetings
• Support proposal development and secure funding of SOLAS activities and events
• Lead and manage the SOLAS IPO in both Germany and China
• Supervise the organisation of the SOLAS Summer Schools, the SOLAS International Open Science Conferences, and SOLAS-related activities
• Supervise the project’s communication activities (monthly e-news, event reports, twitter account)
• Maintain project accounts, prepare financial statements, and manage the project finances
• Represent SOLAS at various fora

• PhD in environmental sciences or a related discipline
• Established experience in international project/programme coordination
• Interest in facilitating multinational and multidisciplinary research activities
• Vastly self-motivated and organised with acute attention to detail
• Understanding of the national and international  funding and sponsorship landscape
• Excellent communication skills in English
• Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal skills within the context of a multinational community
• Willingness and ability to travel internationally
• Knowledge of web design, social media, and online platforms
• Ability in organising large-scale events
• Established financial literacy

The salary depends on qualification with a maximum of class 14 TVöD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees (for details see: http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tvoed/bund/). This is a full-time position. Flexible working-time models are basically possible.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply. GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Please send your application by email (including letter of motivation, CV, and full contact details of three referees) for this position in a single pdf-file no later than November 15, 2017 to bewerbung(at)geomar.de using the keyword "SOLAS" in the subject line.

For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact Professor Körtzinger (akoertzinger(at)geomar.de). Please do not contact us by phone about the present state of procedures. However, we will answer all your questions if you send us an email to bewerbung(at)geomar.de. In doing so, please refer to the keyword.

GEOMAR is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM). For further information please visit www.geomar.de or www.helmholtz.de.

As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all application papers will be destructed according to data protection regulation.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Bewerbungsmanagement / „SOLAS“
Wischhofstr. 1 - 3
D-24148 Kiel

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