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Postdoctoral Researcher - Mangrove Carbon Biogeochemistry

The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to examine aquatic carbon cycling in a mangrove estuary. Mangroves worldwide sequester atmospheric CO2 at a rate higher than other ecosystems based on net primary production estimates, but a significant part of mangrove-fixed CO2 is “missing”. This multi-disciplinary project, with investigators from University of Hawaii, NASA, NOAA and the National Park Service, aims to quantify the seasonal variability in sources and sinks of aquatic carbon in order to determine the fate of CO2 sequestered by mangroves of the coastal Florida Everglades, situated in the largest contiguous mangrove forest in North America.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and a strong background in Biogeochemistry, and interact well in a group setting, including lab and field environments. The candidate will participate in fieldwork in the Everglades and should be able to conduct measurements in the field under occasionally harsh environmental conditions.

The successful applicant will join a research group focused on studying transport and mixing in natural waters, and carbon cycling in coastal environments. In addition to a background in Biogeochemistry, experience in methodologies used in tracer release experiments and carbon cycle research is preferred (in particular, familiarity with gas chromatography, pCO2, pH, alkalinity, DIC, δ13C measurements, and knowledge of MATLAB and LabVIEW). It is expected that the candidate will actively participate in the publication of results from experiments in the Everglades.

For questions about the position, or to apply for the position, please email Prof. David Ho at david.ho@hawaii.edu. Applicants should submit a personal statement describing research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, relevant peer-reviewed publications, and names and contact information of three referees. Evaluation will begin immediately and position will start July 1, 2014.