The Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department is searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their team. This is a temporary position and the initial appointment will be for one year starting in 2017 with the possibility of an extension for a maximum of two years. This position is considered exempt full-time and is eligible for benefits.
JOB SUMMARY & DETAILS:
This position will support a funded project that combines at-sea sampling and experiments with the development and application of analytical methods in the Van Mooy Lab at WHOI.. The overarching goal is to characterize the production and consumption of chemically reduced (i.e. +3 oxidation state) phosphorus compounds by plankton, and thereby elucidate the roles these compounds play in marine environments where phosphorus is either abundant or scarce. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- A PhD in chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, analytical chemistry or a related field is required.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the analysis of chemicals in the environment is essential.
- Prior work on the development of ion chromatographic methods is advantageous, as is experience with mass spectrometry.
- Experience in the analysis of ‘omics datasets’ and/or the study of upper ocean biogeochemical nutrient cycling is also a plus.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to visual abilities to include near and far vision. Hear and respond to instructions. Work around and with others. Physical duties are subject to change.
SEA DUTY CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTIONS:
May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.
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