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Postdoctoral Researcher - Mangrove Biogeochemistry

The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to examine aquatic carbon cycling in the coastal Florida Everglades, situated in the largest contiguous mangrove forest in North America. This multi-disciplinary project, with investigators from University of Hawaii, NASA, NOAA and the National Park Service, aims to quantify the seasonal variability in sources and sinks of aquatic carbon in order to determine the fate of CO2 sequestered by mangroves of the coastal Florida Everglades.

The project will use a combination of 3He/SF6 tracer release experiments, underway and discrete measurements of carbon concentrations and isotopes during process studies in the Florida coastal Everglades.

The successful applicant will join a research group focused on studying transport and mixing in natural waters, and carbon cycling in coastal environments, and will be responsible for planning and leading field experiments, data reduction and analysis, as well as presentation at national/international meetings, and preparation of manuscript for publication. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. The position will be based in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will require travel to Florida for extended periods.

The appointee should possess the following qualifications, skills, abilities and experience:

  1. PhD in biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry or relevant field.
  2. Demonstrated relevant publication record in refereed journals.
  3. Demonstrated experience in carbon cycle research in estuaries.
  4. Experience in one or more of the following: measurements of trace gases with gas chromatography, measurements of pCO2, pH, alkalinity, DIC, and δ13C
  5. Experienced in multidisciplinary, team-based research activities with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  6. Highly developed organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  7. A capacity for adaptability and flexibility in a rapidly changing, and occasionally harsh environmental conditions.
  8. Experience in applying workplace health and safety procedures for field work, laboratories and laboratory equipment.

For questions about the position, or to apply for the position, please email Prof. David Ho at Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a personal statement describing research experience and interests, addressing each of the selection criteria, relevant peer-reviewed publications, and names and contact information of three referees. Evaluation will begin immediately with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2016.

posted: 03 September 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.