Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biogeochemistry

University of Oxford

Fastened time period for twenty-four months

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Heather Bouman, the postholder will be part of a analysis group from a number of establishments with accountability for finishing up analysis for the NERC-funded Integrating Drivers of Atlantic Productiveness (IDAPro) undertaking. 

IDAPro is considered one of three initiatives funded by the Bio-Carbon programme (

) and can use knowledge collected from ship-based, robotic and satellite tv for pc platforms to enhance our understanding of the primary drivers of phytoplankton productiveness within the subpolar North Atlantic.  The postholder will work on the affect of environmental circumstances on marine major manufacturing as a key element of IDAPro.

The postholder will probably be primarily chargeable for the estimation of marine major manufacturing utilizing satellite tv for pc fashions constrained by in situ subject observations.

The postholder will probably be chargeable for managing their very own educational analysis and administrative actions, involving small scale undertaking administration, to co-ordinate a number of points of labor to satisfy deadlines.

They are going to adapt present and develop new scientific methods to estimate the expansion and productiveness of marine phytoplankton utilizing knowledge streams from ship-based observations, satellites, and autonomy.

The postholder will use specialist scientific gear in each laboratory and subject environments to find out some or all of: phytoplankton pigment concentrations, mild absorption coefficients and charges of major manufacturing.  They are going to be keen to take part in devoted oceanographic analysis cruise(s) related to the undertaking.

They may even collaborate within the preparation of analysis publications, develop concepts for producing analysis earnings and infrequently current papers and posters.

About you

You’ll maintain, or be near completion, of a related PhD/DPhil in Biogeochemistry, Earth/Ocean sciences or a associated self-discipline along with related expertise within the measurement and/or modelling of major manufacturing.

You should have detailed data of the usage of satellite tv for pc knowledge to know higher ocean biogeochemical processes in addition to dexterity and expertise within the laboratory.

It is possible for you to to handle you personal educational analysis and have earlier expertise of contributing to publications/shows and contributing concepts for brand spanking new analysis initiatives and analysis earnings technology.

You need to even have wonderful communication expertise together with the power to put in writing for publication, current analysis proposals and outcomes, and signify the analysis group at conferences.

Expertise with the gathering and/or interpretation of marine optical knowledge and expertise with the evaluation of bodily and chemical oceanographic datasets related for the interpretation of major manufacturing knowledge is fascinating.

Ideally additionally, you will have expertise with UV/Seen spectrophotometry to measure mild absorption of pure phytoplankton assemblages, expertise of actively collaborating within the growth of analysis articles for publication and expertise of supervising PhD or Masters college students.

For additional particulars of the position please see the job description.

This position is offered from 1 April 2024 and is mounted time period for twenty-four months.

The deadline for purposes is noon on 4th December 2023.

Interviews are prone to be held week commencing eleventh December 2023

You may be required to add a CV and a Supporting Assertion as a part of your utility. Please don’t connect any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these is not going to be thought of as a part of your utility.

Purposes are significantly welcome from girls and black and ethnic minority candidates, who’re under-represented in analysis posts within the Division.

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