Assistant Professor, Marine chemist, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA

JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor, Marine chemist

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 31, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by February 28, 2019. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (February 28, 2019) may not be given full consideration.


The Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor within the broad specialization of marine chemistry. The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2019. We seek applications from researchers who specialize in any aspect of marine chemistry or chemical oceanography. The new hire will enter the vibrant research community at URI and the many neighboring academic institutions within New England. Opportunities exist to participate in the active sea-going community of GSO, the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, and the Ocean Exploration Trust, to utilize platforms such as R/V Endeavor, E/V Nautilus and the newly awarded Regional-Class Research Vessel. Physical facilities include the Marine Science Research Facility, Brown Center for Computation and Visualization, Rhode Island Genomics & Sequencing Center, and the NSF Coastal Ecology Assessment Innovation and Modeling Program for Narragansett Bay. In general, we invite individuals with a strong commitment to research, to excellent teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Job Summary/Basic Function:

The successful applicant is expected to develop an externally funded research program. The candidate will contribute to teach graduate and undergraduate classes, to contribute to the graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) through advising and research committee participation.



(1) Ph.D. or equivalent by the time of position hire appointment September 1, 2019) in oceanography, geochemistry, chemistry, biology, engineering, or related field.
(2) Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement as shown by publications, presentations at scientific meetings, honors, patents, and/or awards.
(3) Demonstrated potential for the development of an independently funded research program as shown by research statement or previously funded grants and/or awards.
(4) Research strengths and teaching potential that complement existing programs and foci at GSO and in affiliated departments.
(5) Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
(6) Demonstrated proficiency in interpersonal and oral communication skills.
(7) Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.


Preference may be given to applicants that meet one or more of the following criteria;
We encourage applicants with a seagoing component to their research, as well as applicants working in high latitudes.

(1) Interest and experience in field and particularly seagoing research.
(2) Research and scholarly activity in high latitude regions.
(3) Potential for interdisciplinary collaborations.
(4) Teaching and/or mentoring experience.
(5) Post PhD research experience.
(6) Previous success with research funding.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Prof. Brice Loose (, Assoc. Professor, URI Graduate School of Oceanography


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Open position, Principal Biogeochemist, PNNL’s Marine Sciences Laboratory, Sequim, USA

 Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308401
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Division: Coastal Sciences
Group: Coastal Research

Job Description

PNNL’s Marine Sciences Laboratory is developing robust marine research programs in Sustainable Environmental Systems focused on renewable ocean energy, climate change impacts in the coastal ocean, ecological restoration, ecotoxicology, marine biotechnology, and contaminant fate and effects in the coastal ocean.
This position will identify and steward growth areas in coastal/marine biogeochemistry, lead proposals, and manage and carry out research projects/programs strategic to the energy, environment, and security focus of the Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL). The incumbent will be responsible for growth in MSL programs focused on research and technology development in marine biogeochemistry. This could include ultra-trace analytical chemistry, investigations into minor and trace element biogeochemical cycling, extraction of minerals from seawater, sediment biogeochemistry, marine radiochemistry or another relevant area of growth.
The principal biogeochemist will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers to manage and grow a biogeochemistry program, building on the facilities and expertise that already exists at the MSL. Responsibilities will include:
- Overall Technical Leadership and Vision
~ Identifies future needs
~ Defines objectives
~ Builds opportunities and uses existing expertise
~ Overall growth of the biogeochemistry group at MSL

- Business Development
~ Identify emerging opportunities
~ Coordinate and participate in the pursuit of opportunities
~ Lead and engage in writing of white papers and proposals
~ Ensure proposed solutions include broad cross-section of PNNL technical capabilities to meet client technical needs

- Project Management
~ The staff member will be accountable for scope, schedule and budget activities to deliver high technical quality of research project work products; and directing teams of peers and subordinates.
~ The staff member will manage a portfolio of mid to large scale projects.

- Delivery and Communication
~ Ensure communication with current and potential clients are coordinated with sector management and consistent with the sector strategy
~ Ensure products communicate “why the work is important and the sponsor cares” at a layman’s level and within the context of successful site operations
~ Ensure successes are thoroughly communicated up and down the chain with credit to appropriate scientists

- Leading and mentoring technical staff.

*This position is based in Sequim, Washington*

Minimum Qualifications

- BS with 9+ years’ experience, or MS/MA with 7+ years’ experience, or PhD with 5+ years’ experience.
- Established national leader in biogeochemistry.
- Exceptional research, as well as the ability to work on several tasks concurrently.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication.
- Good track record of peer review publications and participation in events as an invited speaker.
- Good network across academic and industrial partners.
- Proven ability to set realistic expectations and deliver work on time and in budget.
- Strong sense of integrity and proven leadership.
- Excellent oral and written skills.

Preferred Qualifications

- MS or PhD degree with at least 8 years of experience in chemical oceanography or a closely related field.
- Knowledge and experience of minor and trace analysis applied to marine systems
- Experience managing diverse teams of people.
- Ability to manage sensitive business situations and influence positive outcomes.
- Experience with development of field- and process-oriented biogeochemical research programs

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

To apply:


Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus 2018

The Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal (FCT) has announced a call for new scientific positions at all levels (Junior researcher, Assistant Researcher, Principal Researcher, Coordinating Researcher). The call will be open between 17th January and 20th February 2019. Successful applicants will be hosted at The Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) at the University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal.

Those interested to apply should send an e-mail to (subject: Scientific Employment 2018) addressed to the director and include:

Motivation letter including planned research goals and up to two contact for references;
Curriculum vitae;
level of the application.
CCMAR will reply shortly and may carry out online interviews.

More information on the posts available can be found at the FCT website, including details on each research category. Note that the posting is in Portuguese, with an English version to be made available soon.

Postdoctoral Position at GEOMAR, Germany - biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in the oceans

The research unit Chemical Oceanography of the research division Marine Biogeochemistry at GEOMAR is offering a

Postdoctoral Position in biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in the oceans

starting on April 1st 2019.

Topic of position: Investigations into sources, sinks and cycling of trace elements in the oceans

Job Description / Project Description
Our work focuses on the role of the oceans in the global carbon cycle, and the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nutrients and trace elements and their interactions with ocean biology. We combine developments of analytical techniques and novel sensors, with ocean observations and laboratory experiments.

The candidate will investigate the sources, sinks, biogeochemical cycling and ecological effects of trace elements in the oceans. The work will focus on open ocean systems and form part of the large contribution by the team to the International GEOTRACES Program. State of the art analytical techniques are available to undertake ocean observations, experiments and data handling. The candidate will perform ocean observations and link the sources and behaviour of trace elements to tracers (e.g. Ra isotopes, 3He). The candidate will undertake sample collection and analysis with assistance of technical staff, with subsequent data analysis, interpretation and scientific manuscript publication. Preparation and submission of research proposals is expected. Supervision and co-supervision of students and researchers is envisaged.

The position is available for a funding period of 3 years, with a possibility for another 3 years following positive evaluation. The fixed-term contract shall comply with Section 2 Paragraph 1 of The Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (German WissZeitVG).

The salary depends on qualification and is at class E13 TVoD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees, but could be up to class E14 in case on qualification. The position is a full-time position and can be split.

For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact Prof. Dr. Eric Achterberg (eachterberg(at) or +49431-600-1290).

Deadline: 14th February 2019 

Training Call: NF-POGO Centre of Excellence 2019-2020

Dear Colleagues,

The application window is now open for the next Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE), which provides world class education and training in the field of observational oceanography.

This is an intensive training course for young professionals at the post-graduate level, ten months in duration, with an intake of ten trainees per year.

The course is sponsored by the Nippon Foundation and hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. It is conducted at AWI’s site on the offshore island of Helgoland with focus on open-ocean sciences and also at AWI’s site on the UNESCO reserve Waddensea island of Sylt where shelf/basin interactions are topics of study.

The call for applications will be open until the end of February 2019. Successful candidates will be informed by end of May 2019.
You can read more about what the training involves here:

To submit an application, please visit:

Please feel free to circulate this announcement to anyone you think might be interested.

Fiona Beckman
Communications Officer
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)

The French Embassy in Israel is looking for PhD or Post-docs

The Office for scientific and academic cooperation of the French Embassy in Israel is looking for one young French or European PhD student or post-doc, who would like to conduct research in an Israeli laboratory for one or two years in the field of science (exact sciences or social and human sciences).

One position is currently available, starting May 1st 2019.

To apply, candidates have to send their application file to before February 5th 2019. All relevant details about the offer can be found in the document enclosed or on the French Institute’s website.

 Data Product (IDP2017)


 Data Assembly Centre (GDAC)


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