Postdoctoral Researcher in Blue Carbon Security at CO2 Storage Sites

University of Oxford
January 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:£35,333 - £36,386
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Contract Type:fixed term for 12 mo
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Postdoctoral Researcher in Blue Carbon Security at CO2 Storage Sites

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the post holder will be a member of Rickaby's Oceanbug group as well as a member of the AGILE project team and the University wide AGILE initiative with responsibility for carrying out research for a large project.

The postholder will carry out cutting-edge scientific work generating maximum estimates of sedimentary blue carbon at risk of disturbance across the Endurance site from compiled data of particulate organic carbon (POC), particulate inorganic carbon (PIC) and accumulation rate in sediments from existing and newly collected cores. The postholder will also estimate rates of loss of carbon and therefore POC and PIC remineralisation by performing laboratory experiments with sediment cores bubbled continuously with CO2 for 6 months.

You will be responsible for managing your own academic research and administrative activities, adapting existing and developing new scientific techniques and experimental protocols for CO2 bubbling experiments and assessment of security of blue carbon storage and developing novel ideas for monitoring of leakage of CO2 from the storage sites.

You will collaborate in the preparation of research publications in leading journals, develop ideas for generating research income and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers and act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques.

You will hold, or be close to completion, of a relevant PhD/DPhil and have expertise in Corg and CaCO3 analyses of sediments and development of flux estimates, and understanding of sedimentary diagenetic processes including burn down of Corg. You will have the willingness, flexibility and creativity in laboratory experimentation to establish novel protocols for sediment bubbling experiments. You must also have excellent communication skills including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

For further details of the role please see the job description. This post is available from April 2023 and is fixed term for 12 months.

The deadline for applications is midday on 11th January 2023.

Interviews will be held in early February.

You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 161905 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 11-Jan-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : Salary (£) : £35,333 - £36,386 per annum

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