Postdoc Marine Biogeochemistry
Utrecht University is searching for a postdoc in Marine Biogeochemistry for a 3 year project on:
Coupled cycling of phosphorus, iron and manganese in the Black Sea: elucidating the controls on mineral formation and burial in an anoxic basin
Phosphorus (P), iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) are all nutrients that are required by phytoplankton in the ocean. Changes in the cycling of these elements can have a major impact on marine ecosystems. This project focusses on the processes leading to formation of particulate P, Fe and Mn in the water column, and the fate of particulates upon sinking and burial in the sediment. The study area is the largest permanently anoxic basin on Earth, the Black Sea. A research cruise to the Black Sea is planned for end of spring/early summer in 2013. The outcome of this project will greatly advance our understanding of the biogeochemistry of anoxic marine environments.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience in experimental biogeochemistry and a PhD degree in geochemistry, geology, oceanography, environmental sciences or a related field. You should communicate easily in English, both verbally and in writing. You should be able to work in a team, but independently.
For informal enquiries, contact dr. Caroline Slomp, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also wish to visit the Faculty website at: http://www.geo.uu.nl/ivau.
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