Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Phytoplankton Physiology and Ocean Acidification
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences invites
applications for a three-year Postdoctoral
Research Scientist in the area of phytoplankton
physiology and ocean acidification. The work is
associated with a recently-funded NSF project on
the effects of ocean acidification (OA) on
coccolithophores and their associated grazers,
as well as impacts of OA on the oceanic
alkalinity and biological carbon pumps.
Minimal requirements are a Ph.D. in marine
science, oceanography or related field with a
focus in phytoplankton physiology and OA.
Preferred qualifications are experience in at
least one (and preferably more) of the following
areas: culturing of marine phytoplankton (batch,
semi-continuous and continuous cultures),
knowledge of seawater carbonate chemistry
(including experience with high-precision
measurements of seawater pH) and statistical
analysis. The preferred candidate will have
published (or submitted) their dissertation
chapters in peer reviewed journals.
The position is a full-time, 1-year appointment,
renewable up to three years depending on
progress and continued funding. The search will
remain open until at least October 15, 2012 and
until the position is filled. Screening of
applicants will begin immediately and the
position is available to start immediately. Work
will be performed at the new Bigelow Laboratory
campus in East Boothbay, ME (www.bigelow.org).
Annual salary is negotiable based on experience.
Applicants should send their CV, a brief
description of research interests (2 pages max),
and contact information for three references to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference Job #PD-2012-
3 in the subject line. Specific questions about
the position may be addressed to Dr. William M.
Balch at email@example.com. Bigelow Laboratory
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.