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Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Coastal Carolina University, USA 

This position is for a 9 month tenure-track assistant professor in the Marine Science department. Applicants with expertise in marine chemistry or physical oceanography are invited to apply. This position will be expected to teach introductory level marine science courses, upper division courses in marine/environmental chemistry or physical oceanography, and courses within the applicant’s area of expertise. The primary teaching responsibilities are within the undergraduate Marine Science program. The applicant is expected to develop a viable externally funded research program in their specialty actively involving undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in marine science or related field and post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Coastal Carolina University is rapidly expanding and building upon a historic emphasis on the marine sciences. The University is located 10 miles from the Atlantic shoreline and within the lower coastal plain of northeastern South Carolina. The coastline in this region contains extensive areas of beach shoreline, landward marshes and wetland systems. Marine Science is one of the largest undergraduate departments within CCU and is committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education. We seek a highly motivated individual with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education that embraces the teacher scholar model and provides active learning experiences in the classroom as well as in field and research opportunities.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, copies of all transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests electronically at: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Oceanography, University of Washington

The UW School of Oceanography is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with a team (Crusius, Murray, Bundy) focused on understanding the inputs of metals and/or metal isotopes to Gulf of Alaska surface waters. This position will contribute to a project that involves land-based sampling in remote Alaskan island and/or coastal locations, together with metal and isotopic analyses, aimed at assessing the dust flux to Gulf of Alaska surface waters and at distinguishing Alaskan dust, Asian dust, and fossil fuel-derived inputs.

This position is full-time (100% FTE), 12-months/year, with an initial term appointment of one year (12 months), renewable for a second year, assuming satisfactory performance.

The start date is negotiable and the position is available immediately.  

To apply, and to learn more about the position,see

Any questions about the position can be directed to John Crusius at

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:

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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