Postdoctoral position in ocean metal biogeochemistry, University of Southern California, USA


The John Lab at the University of Southern California seeks a post-doctoral research associate to study the role of metals in ocean biogeochemistry. The research topic should support the overall aims of the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE) project, though the particular research direction can be determined collaboratively, depending on the postdoc’s previous experience and interests for future research. Possible areas of interest include the impact of Fe and Ni on nitrogen fixation, the impact of trace metals on phytoplankton C:N:P ratios, physical and chemical controls on the switch between macronutrient limitation and Fe limitation across spatial gradients, and modeling the impact of North Pacific Subtropical Gyre (NPSG) processes using the AWESOME OCIM and/or AIBECS modeling frameworks. Frequent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and fieldwork will be available.

Applicants should send a cover letter describing areas of research interest and a CV to Professor Seth John (sethjohn@usc.edu).

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