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Post Doctorate

Postdoctoral Positions at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Closing date: until filled!

The Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS; http://caos.iisc.as.in) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc; https://iisc.ac.in) welcomes applications from recent PhDs in oceanography for the newly established Raman Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Candidates of all nationalities are eligible to apply. The application form, details regarding the application process, salary and qualifications can be found at https://iisc.ac.in/post-docs/. The initial appointments will be for a period of two years.


Qualifications and Experience
Ph.D. with First Class or equivalent (in terms of grades, etc.) in the preceding degree and a good academic record throughout. Candidates who are expecting to submit the Ph.D. thesis shortly may also apply but their applications will be considered only after thesis submission.  Candidates should preferably be less than 32 years of age at the time of applying.

Duration
The duration of the fellowship is two years. In exceptional cases, the duration may be extended by one more year.

Emoluments
Selected candidates will receive a consolidated monthly package of Rs. 1 Lakh. In addition, they will receive a research grant of Rs. 8 Lakhs per year.

Additional Information
An application for being considered for the advertised position can be made in the prescribed form (fillable pdf file).
Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals are eligible to apply.

The Institute reserves the right to screen and call only such candidates for an interview as are found suitable. Thus, just fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria would not entitle one to be selected.
The candidate is responsible for the correctness of the information provided in the application. If it is found at a later date that any information given in the application is incorrect or false, the candidature/appointment is liable to be cancelled/terminated.
Candidates are encouraged to contact the chair of their preferred department/s for additional information.

How to Apply:
Candidates must first contact a faculty member in the Institute who is willing to host the candidate. A consent letter or consent email is required from the faculty member as a part of the application package. Candidates should apply using the fillable PDF form. The following documents are required along with the application.

(A) Curriculum Vitae with a list of all publications

(B) PDF files of at least two and up to five important publications

(C) Proposed research plan (up to 500 words)

(D) Consent letter or email from faculty member. Please get in touch with the faculty member offline and obtain the consent of the faculty member for hosting you

(E) Any other relevant information the applicant may like to furnish

The filled-out PDF form must be saved as a PDF file, and a single PDF file needs to be made along with the required documents. This single PDF file must be emailed to the Registrar, Indian Institute of Science at the email address: registrar@iisc.ac.in, with a copy to the chair of the Department/Centre in which the candidate would like to work and to the faculty memberwho is willing to host the candidate.

For any further information visit this website: https://iisc.ac.in/post-docs/

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 Position in biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in the oceans - Marine Biogeochemistry at GEOMAR, Germany - Closing date: 14th February 2019

Postdoctoral Position in biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in the oceans

Colsing date: 14th February 2019

Starting on April 1st 2019

Topic of position: Investigations into sources, sinks and cycling of trace elements in the oceans.

Qualification

  • The candidate must have a M.Sc and PhD, or be close (within four months) to completion of a PhD, in chemical oceanography or a similar field.
  • The candidate must have a strong background in marine biogeochemistry.
  • Experience with investigations into the behaviour, fate and ecological effects of trace elements in the ocean is required. Expertise with ship-board sampling for dissolved trace elements is required.
  • The candidate must have the expertise to undertake trace element analysis in seawaters using ICP-MS. Experience with statistical techniques for analysis of large data sets is preferred.
  • The candidate must have an excellent publication record, including first author publications, commensurate with experience
  • We expect excellent English language skills, and that the candidate is willing and able to participate in sea-going expeditions of several weeks in duration.


Job Description / Project Description
Our work focuses on the role of the oceans in the global carbon cycle, and the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nutrients and trace elements and their interactions with ocean biology. We combine developments of analytical techniques and novel sensors, with ocean observations and laboratory experiments.

The candidate will investigate the sources, sinks, biogeochemical cycling and ecological effects of trace elements in the oceans. The work will focus on open ocean systems and form part of the large contribution by the team to the International GEOTRACES Program. State of the art analytical techniques are available to undertake ocean observations, experiments and data handling. The candidate will perform ocean observations and link the sources and behaviour of trace elements to tracers (e.g. Ra isotopes, 3He). The candidate will undertake sample collection and analysis with assistance of technical staff, with subsequent data analysis, interpretation and scientific manuscript publication. Preparation and submission of research proposals is expected. Supervision and co-supervision of students and researchers is envisaged.

The position is available for a funding period of 3 years, with a possibility for another 3 years following positive evaluation. The fixed-term contract shall comply with Section 2 Paragraph 1 of The Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (German WissZeitVG).

The salary depends on qualification and is at class E13 TVoD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees, but could be up to class E14 in case on qualification. The position is a full-time position and can be split.

For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact Prof. Dr. Eric Achterberg (eachterberg@geomar.de or +49431-600-1290).

https://www.geomar.de/en/service/karriere/open-positions/article/postdoktorandenpostdoktorandin-in-biogeochemischen-kreislaeufen-von-spurenelementen-im-ozean-mwd/

Research/faculty positions

Junior Scientist (tenure track) or Senior Scientist in Marine Chemical Oceanography, the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands. Closing date: January 28 2019

The Department of Ocean Systems (OCS; headed by prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart) is looking for a highly motivated junior scientist (tenure track) or a senior scientist in Marine Chemical Oceanography with a proven track record in ocean carbon cycling.

THE RESEARCH

Researchers working within OCS aim to investigate open-ocean processes ranging from basin-wide physical oceanography to microscale sedimentary processes and from deep-sea ecology to paleoceanography and -climatology. Chemical oceanography is one of the focal points within OCS.

In support of our research, we operate high-tech sampling, sample handling and analytical techniques, aimed at understanding the interaction between biology, physical oceanography and the (biogeo)chemical processes involved. OCS is hosting a dedicated CO2-laboratory, with state-of-the art, high-precision seawater carbonate analytical equipment.

As our new team member, you will help us investigate the cycling of carbon in the oceans on different spatial and temporal scales. For example, calcium carbonate precipitation and understanding its kinetics and the incorporation of (trace) elements and isotope fractionation are research topics that could be pursued within this position.

We actively collaborate with peers in (inter)national partner institutes, including the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU) and the Faculty of Earth Sciences of Utrecht University, as well as e.g., MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences in Bremen and the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany.

THE CANDIDATE

Is your research all about studying ocean carbon cycles? In that case, we gladly invite you to join our research at OCS. We are looking for a highly motivated marine chemical oceanographer with an extensive track record based on ocean carbon cycling. Research topics could include, but are not limited to, ocean acidification, organismal carbon uptake mechanisms and interaction with global biogeochemical cycling.

You are expected to acquire research grants and to participate in (or lead) oceanographic research cruises with the Royal NIOZ research vessel R/V Pelagia. You will cooperate with other members of the OCS department and contribute your knowledge in multidisciplinary projects together with other researchers at the Royal NIOZ.

You like to work in an interdisciplinary and international research environment. You have a strong command of the English language in speaking and writing.

CONDITIONS

Employment of this position at Royal NIOZ is by NWO (The Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research). In case the position is offered at the tenure-track level, the candidate will be hired for 5 years. At the end of a successful tenure-track term, a permanent scientific staff position will be offered up to the level of senior scientist. Criteria for evaluation comprise a track record of publications that is far above average, proven skills in acquiring funding, and an international network. The position comes with the opportunity to set-up a PhD project in the same direction as the (tenure-track) position.

We offer an excellent salary, a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus, and flexible work arrangements. You may expect very attractive secondary employment conditions. We offer generous relocation expenses for employees coming from abroad and support with finding accommodation.

Our labour policies are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Research Centers (WVOI).

Applicants for this vacancy must submit a brief Research Statement (2 A4 max). You may attach this short testimonial to your CV/Resume in the application form.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information on job details: prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart (department head).

For additional information about the procedure, please contact Valentijn Tiemensma (senior HR adviser).

Learn more about the Department of Ocean Systems here.

 

Interviews will be held on Texel on March 13th, 2019

Junior Scientist (tenure track) or Senior Scientist in Physical Oceanography, the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands. Closing date: January 21 2019

The Department of Ocean Systems (OCS; headed by prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart) is looking for a highly motivated junior scientist (tenure track) or a senior scientist in observational Physical Oceanography with an extensive track record based on seagoing research and a focus on the deeper parts of the ocean.

THE RESEARCH

Researchers working within OCS aim to understand the role of the oceans in regulating global biogeochemical cycles, primary productivity and climate. Within this framework, one of the key objectives within the department is to investigate the dark, deep sea. This part of the ocean remains largely unexplored and therefore yields surprises almost every time we visit it.

As our new junior - or senior scientist, you will help us investigating processes in physical oceanography across spatial scales, partly by actively participating in seagoing oceanographic research. During your research you will apply modern observational techniques, including moored instruments, landers, shipborne CTD and a free-falling microstructure profiler. These approaches will help you to understand the interactions between physical processes, the sea floor topography and impacts on ocean biology in the deep ocean.

In our research we actively collaborate with peers in (inter)national partner institutes, including the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU) and the Faculty of Earth Sciences of Utrecht University, as well as e.g., MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences in Bremen and the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany.

THE CANDIDATE

We are looking for an explorative observational physical oceanographer with an extensive track record based on seagoing research, focusing on the deeper parts of the ocean. You will use your experience and creativity to answer pressing and emerging questions regarding the interaction between the sea floor topography and impact on e.g. deep-sea sedimentology, geochemistry and biology.

You are expected to acquire research grants that involve the use of the Royal NIOZ research vessel RV Pelagia and to actively conjoin in the departmental multidisciplinary environment, together with chemical oceanographers and benthic ecologists. You will also cooperate with the researchers from other Royal NIOZ departments.

The inter-disciplinary and international research environment at the Royal NIOZ suits you well, and you have a strong command of the English language in speaking and writing. 

CONDITIONS

Employment of this position at Royal NIOZ is by NWO (The Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research). In case the position is offered at the tenure-track level, the candidate will be hired for 5 years. At the end of a successful tenure track term, a permanent scientific staff position will be offered up to the level of senior scientist. Criteria for evaluation comprise a track record of publications that is far above average, proven skills in acquiring funding, and an international network.

We offer an excellent salary, a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus and flexible work arrangements. You may expect very attractive secondary employment conditions. We offer generous relocation expenses for employees coming from abroad and support with finding accommodation. The position comes with the opportunity to set-up a PhD project in the same direction as the (tenure track) position.

Our labour policies are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Research Centers (WVOI).

Applicants for this vacancy must submit a brief Research Statement (2 A4 max). You may attach this short testimonial to your CV/Resume in the application form.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information on job details: prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart (department head).

For additional information about the procedure, please contact Valentijn Tiemensma (senior HR adviser).

Learn more about the Department of Ocean Systems here.

 

Interviews will be held on Texel on March 6 2019

Marine Biogeochemist - Biological or Chemical Oceanographer, Atlantic Ocean and Mainz, Germany. Closing date: until filled

The Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC) seeks a:

Marine Biogeochemist - Biological or Chemical Oceanographer

to work on the newly build research sail yacht Eugen Seibold https://www.wernersiemens-stiftung.ch/en/projects/a-sailing-research-lab/

SY Eugen Seibold is a 72-foot vessel for ocean and climate research, fully equipped with state-of-the-art research technology to analyze the upper ocean and ocean-atmosphere exchange processes. The new colleague will be a member of the climate geochemistry department at MPIC, and is co-responsible for sampling and data acquisition on the Eugen Seibold.

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with excellent research skills. Apart from pursuing her/his own research direction, the position requires a technical understanding of major systems onboard the Eugen Seibold. Good organization and communication skills are needed.

Prerequisites are a degree in marine biogeochemistry, biological or chemical oceanography, marine microbiology or in a related field, and a serious interest in sea-going expeditions. Applicants are expected to work at sea for approximately 4 months per year. The office and onshore laboratories are located at Mainz, Germany. We offer excellent research and work conditions in an international team of experts, and a longer-term professional perspective.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the number of female coworkers and applications by women are particularly encouraged. The Max Planck Society has set itself the objective of employing more people with disabilities. Applications from people with disabilities are expressly encouraged.

Applications are welcome until the position is filled. Please apply with a letter of intent, CV, and three referee's names to ralf.schiebel@mpic.de

Coordination positions

Research Coordinator – Earth Observations Oxfordshire, UK. Closing date: 4 February 2019

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Future Earth are recruiting a Research Coordinator to be a liaison between the ESA Climate Office (part of the Science, Applications and Climate Department at ESA ECSAT) and the Future Earth Global Secretariat.

The Research Coordinator shall address the challenges listed in the ESA Earth Observation strategy and the Future Earth 2025 Vision. The researcher will be based at the ESA Climate Office, ECSAT, Harwell Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK with regular visits to the Swedish Hub of Future Earth Secretariat in Stockholm. Some international travel will be required.

Requirements
Essential skills:
• A PhD, preferably in Earth Sciences, or 3-5 years relevant experience working in the academic sector.
• A deep understanding of Earth Observations and global environmental change research.
• Good knowledge of the European Space Agency and experience in environmental remote sensing applications development and/or research.
• Good knowledge of Future Earth, as well as the key international science coordination networks and groups.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and within a team.
• Excellent communication and networking skills.
• Excellent organisational and planning skills, with the ability to work independently and prioritise own workload.
• Ability to think strategically, see needs and take initiative.
• Ability to work flexibly and adaptably.
• Very good knowledge of English, both verbal and written. The working languages of the European Space Agency are English and French. The knowledge of French or another member-state language is an asset.

Preferred Skills
• Applicants should have experience in the exploitation of Earth Observation data, particularly ESA missions
• Good knowledge of the international climate community and policy decisions.
• Experience of managing and reviewing budgets and grants.
• Flexible and willing to work on a range of activities to meet the needs of ESA and Future Earth.

Application Process
Send a CV and cover letter in English, with your motivation and how your experience matches the role. Include the name and contact details of two referees. Selection and interviews are ongoing. Mark your application with "Future Earth" and send by e-mail to zlatko@tresurs.se. Further information can be obtained from Zlatko Kotevski +46 708 575 888 from the recruitment firm Tresurs Business Development.

Further details of the previous joint activities are available on the Future Earth website: http://www.futureearth.org/

Executive Secretary Position at the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) - closing date: June 15, 2019

Executive Secretary of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

The announcement is posted on the PICES Home page at: https://pices.int

The full description of the job and the application process is available at: https://meetings.pices.int/about/Job-PICES-Executive.pdf

Applications are invited for a five year appointment to the position of Executive Secretary of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), based in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada. 

PICES is an international scientific organization, established by an intergovernmental Convention in 1992 (http://www.pices.int/about/convention.aspx). 

The vision, mission, strategy and goals are outlined in the PICES Strategic Plan (https://meetings.pices.int/About/PICES-Strategic-Plan-Oct-2016.pdf).

 

Duties

The Executive Secretary is the Organization’s chief administrative officer and must be impartial in promoting and coordinating the interests of all Contracting Parties. The Executive Secretary is responsible for the management of the Organization’s office, staff, and budget, which is presently over CAD $2 million, including nearly CAD $800,000 contributed equally as dues by the Member States; conducts business on behalf of the Organization; arranges meetings of the Organization and its constituent bodies and committees; prepares annual budget statements, estimates and forecasts; raises funds for priority activities of the Organization; invests funds that are surplus to immediate needs; manages the Intern program; prepares annual financial statements, and other documents as required;  handles correspondence; provides secretarial services to meetings, symposia, and conferences approved by Governing Council, prepares minutes of Governing Council, Science Board, and Finance and Administration Committee; prepares an annual report of the Organization for distribution to the Member States; coordinates the Organization’s publication program; and supports the Organization’s science program. The Executive Secretary anticipates the future needs of the Organization and prepares an analysis of options for decision by Governing Council. The successful candidate must be self-motivated and be responsible for the administration and staff of the Organization, working collaboratively with the Chairman of Council, Science Board, Scientific Committees, Working Groups, and other bodies.

The Executive Secretary is aided by a Deputy Executive Secretary, a Deputy of Administration, a Database and Web Administrator, and other staff on temporary basis.

The term of office is for five years, subject to demonstrated performance during the first two years of the term (probationary period).The term of office may be renewed at the discretion of Council. The probationary period is applicable only to the first term of office.

 

Principal qualifications required (at a minimum, the successful applicant will have):

Citizenship: Citizenship of a PICES Member State at the time of assuming the position.

Education: A PhD in a discipline of marine or fishery science from a recognized university or demonstrated equivalent experience.

Language: Fluency in both spoken and written English, including the ability to draft English text quickly and concisely; fluency in another language of a PICES Member State would be an asset.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated leadership in conducting and/or managing marine scientific research, preferably with international marine scientific programs and with marine scientists from a number of countries.  
  • Experience in or detailed knowledge of the operations of intergovernmental organizations.
  • Significant experience in the preparation of financial budgets and management of funds.
  • Significant experience in managing technical and/or administrative staff.
  • Experience in the organization of large scientific conferences or symposia.

Other skills and/or abilities:

  • Ability to work with all individuals equally and diplomatically and to deal appropriately and effectively with scientists from different countries, backgrounds and disciplines.
  • Ability to negotiate and promote consensus in complex situations requiring tact and diplomacy while recognizing cultural differences of Member States.
  • Ability to anticipate future needs of the Organization and to identify solutions, alternatives, and consequences.
  • Ability to maintain sound judgment and decision making in demanding or stressful situations
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally, as needed, but at least once a year for the PICES Annual Meetings.

 

Application Procedure

For more information about PICES, please contact the Executive Secretary, Mr. Robin Brown (Robin.Brown@pices.int)or consult the PICES website (http://www.pices.int).

Applications should include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • A brief statement written by the applicant explaining why he/she considers him/herself to be suitable for the post;
  • Copies of academic certificates or diploma;
  • At least three letters of reference from individuals with a recent knowledge of the applicant’s character, qualifications and experience. At least one reference is preferred from a country other than that of the applicant.

The applicant should indicate in their letter a suitable starting date; however, the starting date can be no later than May 1, 2020.

Applications and letters of reference must be in English and marked “Personal and Confidential”.

Applications must be transmitted electronically to Dr. Chul Park, PICES Chairman at chulpark@cnu.ac.kr, and received no later than June 15, 2019.

In-person interviews will be conducted during or just prior to the PICES Annual Meeting in October 2019, in Victoria, Canada.


PhD/Masters/Student jobs

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