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Research Associate/Lab Manager, Stanford University, USA

 Summary of Position 

The Marine Biogeochemistry Laboratory at Stanford University is seeking a Research Assistant for laboratory management and project-based research.  Projects in the lab focus on marine nitrogen cycle biogeochemistry largely using stable isotope techniques. In addition to the following essential job functions around lab management, it is expected that the candidate will contribute to specific research projects by performing and assisting with experiments, training new students and personnel, maintaining safety records, and remaining current with new procedures and related research through ongoing literature review. Travel and field work opportunities may be available.

Some of the task and duties you may perform in this positon include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain and repair two isotope ratio mass spectrometers and associated sample preparation systems
  • Maintain and ensure reliable operation of other laboratory equipment, including UV/Vis spectrophotometers, autoclave, shaker tables, refrigerators and freezers.
  • Maintain bacterial cultures in the laboratory
  • Prepare samples for isotope ratio mass spectrometry
  • Order laboratory materials and supplies
  • Train students and visitors in laboratory procedures and protocols
  • Organize, curate, and back up data.
  • Check data for quality control
  • Manage lab safety procedures and chemical waste pickup
  • Prepare for and participate in sea-going research activities
  • Assist in the setup and design of electronic circuits, mechanical parts, and other components.
  • Perform technical procedures to gather data in support of a research project.
  • Assist in analyzing and interpreting research data to recognize irregularities and invalid results, organize data, and develop models allowing for integration and display of data.
  • Maintain and control laboratory supplies, equipment, and systems, and perform modifications.
  • Assist in modification and adaption of standard protocols and procedures.
  • Assist in preparation of papers for publication and scientific and program reporting.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

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Postdoctoral research fellow position, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Postdoctoral research fellow position to study bioactive trace elements to understand seasonal cycling of trace metals in Southern African and Antarctic coastal oceans:

The Trace Metal Experimental and Biogeochemistry Group (TracEx) within the Department of Earth Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Western Cape, South Africa, invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The broader research project examines the biogeochemical cycling of iron, copper and zinc and their link in controlling primary productivity. The postdoctoral fellow will apply geo-tracers to understand cycling and interaction of trace nutrient with phytoplankton to study Southern African and Antarctic coastal regions. Thus, preference will be given to applicants with expertise in clean room techniques and biogeochemistry of trace metals linked to physics of the ocean. Added experience in biogeochemical modelling, and knowledge of GIS and remote sensing will be advantageous.

The position will require fieldwork, participation in Southern Ocean cruises and travel, therefore physical fitness and ability to work long hours in harsh conditions is a pre-requisit. The applicant may assist with future proposal preparation and will have the opportunity to advise graduate students and, to some extent, if desired, support undergraduate teaching and outreach activities. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaboration with the other groups in South Africa (e.g., oceanography, biotechnology) and internationally (e.g., GEOTRACES community).

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in a related discipline such as Oceanography, Earth Sciences, Biogeochemistry and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals relavent to this position.

The position is for 24 months, commencing from June of 2018 or earlier, subject to grant success. Renewal of the position for the second year is subject to performance and availability of funds. For further information about the project and to apply please contact Prof A Roychoudhury (roy@sun.ac.za). Application should include, as a single pdf document, a cover/motivation letter outlining experience and expertise relevant to the project, a comprehensive Résumé/CV and a short research statement. Please also provide the names and contact information of three professional referees.

Tenure Track Oceanography Faculty Positions, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Tenure Track Oceanography Faculty Cluster Hire 

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seeks applications from exceptional candidates for at least two tenure-track faculty positions to complement CFOS’ breadth of expertise in fisheries and ocean sciences. We invite applicants with sea-going programs in chemical, geological, physical, biological, or fisheries oceanography, whose research plans include use of the ice-capable, Global Class R/V Sikuliaq, and who will further the mission and strengths of the College. These faculty appointments are intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, although outstanding candidates at a higher rank will be considered. These positions begin a broader campaign to hire up to five faculty to enhance research, teaching, and service in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. 

UAF is Alaska’s research university, North America’s Arctic university and a world leader in both Arctic and climate-change research. The successful applicants will enjoy opportunities for collaboration within CFOS’s world-class, high-latitude research programs. The College offers a B.S. in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, a B.A. in Fisheries, Minors in Marine Science and Fisheries, a new Master of Marine Studies degree program, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology and Fisheries. The UAF campus houses the Ocean Acidification Research Center, the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, a new Multi-Collector ICPMS, and the Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory (AIL), the Core Facility for Nucleic Acid Analysis. Our coastal facilities include the Seward Marine Center, the NOAA-UAF Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, the Alaska SeaLife Center, the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, and the Lena Point Fisheries Facility. The College has over 150 faculty, researchers and staff based throughout Alaska, more than 100 graduate students engaged in thesis research in Alaska waters and throughout the world, and a growing undergraduate degree program in fisheries and ocean sciences. 

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography or closely related discipline, and preferably have post-doctoral and teaching experience. The position requires research, education and service that support Alaska’s ocean resources and the communities that rely upon them. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses and/or develop specialty oceanography courses for the graduate and undergraduate academic programs, develop a vigorous externally funded sea-going research program, and mentor graduate students. Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest that outlines their qualifications for this position and includes a research plan, teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Applications must be submitted to Job #508328 at http://alaska.edu/jobs/. For questions about these positions, please contact Dr. Mark Johnson, Chair of the Search Committee, at majohnson@alaska.edu. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than February 28, 2018 by 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time.

 

Two faculty vacancies in Oceanography, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA, USA

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Department of Marine Sciences in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for two nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions resident at the coastal campus in Savannah, GA. Successful candidates will be interdisciplinary, self-motivated and interested in pursuing innovative research and education in a highly supportive academic environment. We are particularly interested in applicants engaging in interdisciplinary research that advances the understanding of fundamental oceanographic questions in the following areas:

Chemical Oceanography—We seek candidates whose area of expertise could include (but are not limited to) organic geochemistry, sedimentary or water column biogeochemistry, or carbon and coupled elemental cycles.

Geological Oceanography—We seek candidates who examine coastal and marine sedimentary systems using field-based or modeling approaches. Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of marine geology will be considered, although specializations in sediment dynamics, impacts of climate change, or who work at the interface between geology and engineering are particularly encouraged to apply.

Appointments are expected to be made at the Assistant Professor level, but consideration will also be given to exceptional applicants seeking appointment at the Associate Professor level. Candidates to be considered for Associate Professor must meet the Associate criteria detailed in the Department of Marine Science’s Promotion and Tenure guidelines. In addition to a Ph.D. in Oceanography or a related area, at least 6 months of postdoctoral experience, as well as a record that provides evidence of scholarship, synergistic activities, and the potential to obtain extramural funding is preferred. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduates and graduates, including advanced courses in their area of specialization.

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography leverages the resources of a coastal research and training institute, including close proximity to a variety of marine environments and access to the UNOLS-affiliated R/V Savannah, as well as the resources and academic opportunities available at UGA, Georgia’s flagship university. Successful candidates will enhance existing programs within the Department of Marine Sciences at Skidaway (www.skio.uga.edu) and in Athens (www.marsci.uga.edu). Interactions with the UGA Marine Institute, UGA College of Engineering, UGA School of Ecology, and with institutions throughout the University System of Georgia are also supported and encouraged. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Jay Brandes, (branja@uga.edu). All application materials must be submitted via the university’s faculty job portal located at https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3220. Materials to be uploaded include i) cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) statement of research accomplishments and goals (not to exceed 3 pages), iv) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy (not to exceed 3 pages), v) three example publications, and vi) names and contact information of three professional references. Selected applicants will be required to submit to a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia. These positions are available starting August 2018. Applications received by January 8 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Faculty Position in Experimental Earth Science, Columbia University, USA

Faculty Position in Experimental Earth Science in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Job Announcement: http://eesc.columbia.edu/faculty-position

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in experimental laboratory approaches to understanding Earth materials and processes. We are open to a broad set of research topics relating to the application of chemical thermodynamics and reaction kinetics over a wide range of conditions, from the Earth's surface to its interior.  The ideal candidate will conduct research that complements existing and strategic priorities of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, and Columbia University, including but not exclusive to: carbon capture and storage and other climate solutions, magmatic and volcanic processes, hydrothermal systems, marine and environmental geochemistry, fluid-rock interaction, climate-life-solid-earth interactions, and natural resources.

The successful applicant is expected to develop a high-impact research program at LDEO, Palisades, NY, and demonstrate potential for strong teaching abilities at undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and of research interests, and names of at least 3 references using our online site: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65446

Review of applications will commence on December 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, dedicated to the goal of teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

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