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The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) has an outstanding opportunity in the NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental laboratory tracer program for a seagoing Research Scientist Engineer 4 with expertise in trace gas analysis in a seagoing laboratory. The laboratory measures ultra-trace levels of chlorofluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride, nitrous oxide, and methane in seawater. Specific qualifications desired include airless collection of water samples, and analysis of multiple trace compounds by GC using automated purge-and trap system with control software. Expertise in troubleshooting a trace-gas analysis system that has moderately high output (and complexity) is highly desirable. Final chromatographic quality control, calibration, and cruise data post-processing are also required.
Candidate is expected to take a lead role in research relating to the measurement of time-dependent tracers and their applications to ocean mixing, oceanic uptake and storage of anthropogenic CO2, in-situ metabolic rates, and cycling of important greenhouse gases like nitrous oxide and methane. This JISAO/UW employee will work within the Ocean Tracer Group at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory on the development and implementation of trace dissolved gas measurements.
Responsibilities include: 1) Oversee the JISAO/PMEL Ocean Tracer Group's laboratory and field program 2) Develop methods to advance and optimize measurements of trace gases 3) Publish results in the peer-reviewed literature 4) Participate in national and local scientific meetings and outreach activities 5) Take lead on new initiatives and proposals on the oceanic N-cycle and methane sources and sinks.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute new measurement and data interpretation techniques to our ongoing programs, and will be expected to take the lead on new initiatives and proposals researching the oceanic N-cycle and methane sources and sinks. He/she will be expected to participate in proposals funding new efforts, to present results at national/international meetings, and to participate in planning of collaborative research.
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Candidate should possess a PhD in Oceanography or related discipline and have at least 4 years' experience in a related area or possess an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidate should have a strong publication record, and should be familiar with trace dissolved gas measurements and their application to biogeochemical research. Candidate will be expected to design and prepare research proposals in support of a portion of their salary and research.
Condition of Employment:
This position is located at NOAA Pacific Marine Lab, Sand Point in Seattle, and requires the incumbent to participate in extended scientific cruises to various locations.
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