Postdoctoral Scientist in Particle Cycling, The Oceanic Flux Program time-series
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 position requires at a minimum a PhD in Oceanography, Marine Chemistry or a related field and expertise in the application of isotopic and chemical techniques to studies of biogeochemical cycling. A strong interest and demonstrated aptitude in seagoing observational research is required.
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. 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 opportunities. This is a one year appointment, with opportunity for renewal for up to three years.