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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.

Laboratory/technician/ research assistant

Technician - Marine Biogeochemistry - NIWA - closing date: 10 June 2018

Technician - Marine Biogeochemistry

  • Based in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Permanent, full-time

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. NIWA is New Zealand's largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and marine science.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proficient team member to provide technical support for marine biological measurements. This includes the maintenance and operation of laboratory instrumentation, the operation of experimental facilities and instrument deployment and operation in the field for biological and biogeochemical oceanographic studies. The appointee will also participate in developing new areas of research in plankton ecology and marine ecosystem structure and functioning.

Candidates should have a tertiary qualification in biological or chemical sciences (biochemistry, microbiology), marine science, biological oceanography or a related field, including laboratory management.  They should have well-developed, practical laboratory skills with experience working in and operating laboratory facilities, handling chemicals and marine biological samples, microbial culturing techniques, and using and maintaining analytical equipment. It would be an advantage to have experience in operating oceanographic equipment and working with natural plankton communities.  Experience in data quality control and management, along with good analytical skills are required. A high level of computer literacy and an aptitude for troubleshooting instrumental problems are an advantage.

The position requires an ability to work in a team environment, to be well-organised and solution-oriented, as well as adaptable to working with a range of instruments and environments.

This is an exciting opportunity to join New Zealand's internationally renowned environmental research organisation, and work as part of a progressive and highly innovative team.

NIWA offers competitive remuneration and benefits and an attractive waterfront location with free parking. A job description, online applications and further information about NIWA can be found at: https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails/ajid/W1Tx8/Technician-Marine-Biogeochemistry,27930.html

- last update May 2018 -