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Postdoctoral Researcher - Taxon-specific Biogeochemistry

The Ocean Biogeochemistry Laboratory at Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Post-Doctoral Researcher to join our research group. The researcher will focus on a project combining flow cytometry and elemental analysis as a toolset to enhance our understanding of taxon-specific biogeochemistry in the marine environment.  The researcher will join an active research group that combines traditional sea-going biogeochemistry activities with current methods in molecular biology to study and understand the role of phytoplankton taxonomic diversity and physiological plasticity in regulating global carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus biogeochemical cycles. 

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

1)    Ph.D. in Biological/Chemical Oceanography, marine biogeochemistry or a related field.

2)    Knowledge and understanding of marine carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus, biogeochemical cycles.

3)    Demonstrated experience in using flow cytometry to analyze marine plankton.

4)    Strong oral and written skills, and demonstrated publication record.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. at the time of starting this position. The successful applicant must also be highly organized, have a strong ability to multi-task, be self-confident and independent, and have a desire to be part of an interdisciplinary research program. The initial appointment is full-time for one year with continuation up to 3 years with satisfactory progress and job performance. 

Applicants must submit a CV, a cover letter clearly stating why they are interested in this opportunity, and contact information for 3 references to jobs@bigelow.org by February 7th for full consideration. Please reference Job # PD-2014-1 in the subject line of the submission.  If there are further questions about details of this position, please contact Dr. Michael Lomas directly (mlomas@bigelow.org; phone, 1-207-315-2567).   Review of applicants will begin February 8th and will continue until the position is filled.   The preferred starting date is on or about April 1, 2014.  Salary will be consistent with Bigelow Laboratory policy for post-doctoral salaries.  Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.