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Three vacancies at Department of Ocean Systems, Royal NIOZ, The Netherlands

The Department of Ocean Systems (OCS; headed by Prof. Dr. Gert-Jan Reichart) is looking to fill three vacancies. Specifically the vacancies are for a Junior (tenure track) or Senior Scientist in Marine Chemical Oceanography, Physical Oceanography and Paleoceanography.

Employment of these positions at Royal NIOZ is by NWO (The Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research). In case the position is offered at the tenure-track level, the candidate will be hired for 5 years. At the end of a successful tenure track term, a permanent scientific staff position will be offered up to the level of senior scientist. Criteria for evaluation comprise a track record of publications that is far above average, proven skills in acquiring funding, and an international network.

We offer an excellent salary, a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus and flexible work arrangements. You may expect very attractive secondary employment conditions. We offer generous relocation expenses for employees coming from abroad and support with finding accommodation. The position comes with the opportunity to set-up a PhD project in the same direction as the (tenure track) position.

Additional details can be found here:
Closing date: 28 January 2019
Closing date: 21 January 2019
Closing date: 21 December 2018

Learn more about the department of Ocean Systems here:

Senior Research Associate in Ocean Biogeochemistry, University of East Anglia, UK

Senior Research Associate in Ocean Biogeochemistry (Ref: RA1564) University of East Anglia: Faculty of Science – School of Environmental Sciences – closing date 8 January 2018 (£33,199 – £39,609 per annum, pro rata)

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate (SRA) to undertake research on the ocean carbon sink and downward carbon transport in sub-polar waters of the Southern Ocean. The SRA will work with Dorothee Bakker on the consortium project CUSTARD (Carbon Uptake and Seasonal Traits of Antarctic Remineralisation Depth,, 2018-2022). CUSTARD is part of the National Environment Research Council (NERC) RoSES (Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System, research programme.

The Southern Ocean south of 35°S takes up about 40% of the carbon dioxide (CO2 ) emitted by human activity. Much of this uptake occurs north of the Polar Front, in the upper limb of the Southern Ocean overturning circulation. The CUSTARD project aims to quantify the impact of nutrient and iron availability on phytoplankton carbon uptake in these sub-polar waters and the transport of carbon to depth away from atmospheric contact on climatically important timescales, using a combination of numerical and observational (shipboard and autonomous) techniques.

The SRA will participate in the planning and delivery of carbonate system measurements for the full water column on the CUSTARD research cruise (November 2019 to January 2020) and the CUSTARD mooring recovery cruise (January 2020). The SRA will combine these observations with year-round sensor data from the mooring and autonomous robotic gliders and will assist with calibration of sensors on the mooring. The SRA will quantify seasonal CO2 air-sea fluxes and the contribution of the solubility, carbonate and soft tissue carbon pumps to seasonal carbon dynamics and downward carbon transport. The SRA will publish the scientific results in international peer reviewed journals.

The research will be based within the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) at UEA. It will be carried out in collaboration with CUSTARD scientists and project partners, and where appropriate with other RoSES scientists. The SRA will be expected to participate in the CUSTARD research cruise and the mooring recovery cruise in the remote Southern Ocean, subject to a medical and sea survival training.

You will have a minimum of a PhD in biogeochemical oceanography, environmental, chemistry, chemistry (or equivalent independent research experience) and a scientific publication record showing evidence of international quality. The SRA should have excellent oral and written communication skills, with experience of presenting results at conferences and be able to fulfil all essential elements of the person specification.

This post is available from 1 April 2019 on a full time or part-time 0.8FTE basis for a fixed term period of 2 years (or longer for part-time).

Closing date: 8 January 2019. To apply for this vacancy, please follow the online instructions at:

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

Three permanent academic positions - Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Job Summary

Situated in the heart of South Kensington's museum district, the Department of Earth Science and Engineering <> at Imperial College London employs ~45 academic staff members and ~85 postdoctoral research scientists supported by a team of 26 professional and technical staff. Our academics and researchers are at the cutting edge of discovering how Earth and planetary systems work and how natural resources and energy can be sustainably extracted and utilized, using a combination of pure and applied research. We are a multidisciplinary and diverse community that promotes inclusive and collaborative work. We have strong ties with colleagues across Imperial College London and have a track record of working closely with our neighbours at the Natural History Museum who offer complementary expertise, access to unique sample collections, impressive analytical facilities and outreach opportunities. We collaborate with colleagues both nationally and internationally.

Our research is wide-ranging and is performed across three sections: Earth & Planets, Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering and Computational Geoscience and Engineering. Our teaching involves Undergraduate-level courses in Geology, Geophysics and Petroleum Geoscience and Masters-level courses in Petroleum Geoscience, Petroleum Engineering and Metals and Energy Finance. We continue to develop our teaching portfolio and have recently added a new MSc course in Applied Computational Science and Engineering and a new undergraduate degree scheme in Earth & Planetary Science.

Duties and responsibilities

We invite applications for three permanent positions to join our friendly and dynamic department. We are looking for colleagues in any area that complements and enriches our existing activities. You will be committed to performing original research, looking to develop an international reputation for the quality of your research, open to growing your research interests, and intending to write research funding bids and engage in opportunities to do so with your colleagues in the department and across Imperial College London. You should be excited to join our dedicated teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, engage with our curious and talented students, and help your colleagues within the department and across Imperial College London with administrative activities, thereby contributing to our excellent national and international reputation.

We will help you to develop, build, nurture and inspire your research group, to become an international leader in your field, and to provide the best possible educational experience to our students. You may be a Postdoc, Research Fellow, or already hold a Lectureship or Senior Lectureship or an equivalent position (Assistant Professor) at an academic institution or industrial organisation.

Essential requirements

For appointment to Lecturer, in addition to relevant post-doctoral experience, applicants will possess a doctorate in Earth Science, Engineering or a related discipline, a number of high-quality publications in refereed journals, and evidence of the skills and qualities required for winning research funding.

For appointment to Senior Lecturer, candidates will have a growing internationally-recognised research record in Earth Science, Engineering or a related discipline. In addition, candidates will have contributed to undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching, have a track record of participation in successful postgraduate student supervision, and a history of attracting research funding.

Further information

To apply, please visit our website: You will find this vacancy by searching either the position title or job number: ENG00595. Within your submission please ensure you include:

* a completed application form
* a full CV (including a list of publications) that covers any aspects of your career not covered by the application form
* a statement of your research plans over the next 5 years (2 pages maximum)
* a brief statement of your teaching interests (1-page maximum)

We are looking for colleagues who are available to start on or after 1 March 2019.

For academic enquires please feel free to contact the Head of Department, Mark Sephton, via email:

Should you have any queries about the formal side of the application process, please contact Katie Rycraft, Resource and Research Administrator via email:

For technical issues when applying online, please contact:

Closing date: 11th January 2019.

Postdoctoral Investigator, Department of Geology and Geophysics, WHOI, USA


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Department of Geology and Geophysics. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits


Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Investigator position in the use of inverse methods (inverse modeling) to analyze radiochemical and particle data recently obtained as part of the EXPORTS and GEOTRACES programs. The successful candidate will contribute to our understanding of particle aggregation and disaggregation in the ocean, which are among the most important yet poorest understood phenomena in the ocean biogeochemical cycles and in the formation of sedimentary material. The position will be based at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists from different institutions (WHOI and University of California at Santa Cruz) and with different background and research experience.

The position is full time and available for a period of one and a half year initially, but renewable for up to three years depending on performance and funding availability. Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter and full curriculum vitae including a list of three references. Additionally, please email a copy of your letter of interest and CV to Dr. Olivier Marchal (


As deemed necessary by supervisor.


Applicants must have a PhD in oceanography, multivariate statistics, numerical analysis, physics, or applied mathematics. Preference will be given to an applicant who has strong quantitative skills with research experience in numerical modeling of aquatic systems and/or in the use of inverse methods and related methods of statistical inference. A strong background in chemical oceanography is desirable. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries may be made by emailing Dr. Olivier Marchal (


Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to the ability to work around others. This position is mostly sedentary by nature. WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information. WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity.

Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email for assistance.

Postdoc in Marine Metals Science, University of Southern California, USA

The John Lab at the University of Southern California is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to study metal biogeochemistry in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. There is significant flexibility in the specific topic of research…what seems most exciting to you? Potential areas of study include the impact of metals on viral infection dynamics, molecular biology techniques to decipher in situ biological influences on metal and metal isotope cycling, and modeling metal-biological interactions in the North Pacific and beyond. More information about ongoing research is available online at Applicants may send a CV and brief discussion of research interests to

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