Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton Salary: £34,980 to £39,347 Pro rata per annum Full Time Fixed Term for 3 years Closing Date: Thursday 23 November 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2505323HN
We are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow in Marine Biogeochemistry to undertake research into the processes controlling the biological component of the North Atlantic carbon sink. Based within the School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES) of the University of Southampton and located at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS), the role will focus on the collection and analysis of observational and experimental data from the sub- polar North Atlantic within the IDAPro (‘Integrating Drivers of Atlantic Productivity') consortium as a component of the NERC funded ‘BioCarbon' programme (https: // bio-carbon.ac.uk/about).
Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in biological oceanography / marine biogeochemistry (or a related field). You would be expected to participate in the project's two dedicated research cruises to the Iceland Basin of the North Atlantic in 2024, subsequently analysing and disseminating key aspects of the research project related to phytoplankton ecophysiology. Knowledge or experience of at sea experimental work, phytoplankton/microbial ecology/physiology and/or trace metal clean sampling would be advantageous. Strong quantitative and communication skills, and the ability to conduct innovative research resulting in publications in international refereed journals are essential.
The successful applicant will be provided with a supportive and rewarding environment for further development of their knowledge, skills and experience, including through working as part of a large interdisciplinary oceanographic team comprised of sea-going phytoplankton and zooplankton ecologists, nutrient and trace metal biogeochemists and experts in remote sensing and ocean modelling. You will join a team led by Profs. Mark Moore and Maeve Lohan at SOES and will work closely with scientists at project partner institutions across the UK (Universities of Oxford, Exeter, Liverpool, Heriot-Watt and the National Oceanography Centre) as well as with our international partners.
We are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and aim to foster a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity within our consortium. We thus welcome candidates from any and all backgrounds who have an interest in the role and project. We particularly encourage applicants with characteristics that may currently be underrepresented in ocean sciences including, but not limited to, women, individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, LGBTQ+ individuals and people with disabilities.
Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.
This position is being offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis for 36 months.
Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. C. Mark Moore on 023 8059 4801 or e-mail [email protected].
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