The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.
PostDoc (m/f/d) Organic carbon mineralization in coastal sandy sediments
The research section 'Bentho-Pelagic Processes' in Bremerhaven, Germany, offers a Postdoctoral position (m/f/d) focusing on organic carbon mineralisation in coastal sandy sediments, starting 01.01.2022. You will participate in a project of the Marum Cluster of Excellence, "The Ocean Floor – Earth's Uncharted Interface".
The research project investigates the role of coastal sandy sediments in the transformation and mineralisation of organic carbon. The aim is to analyse the various pathways of organic matter and determine the particulate and dissolved fractions that are retained and degraded in sands to assess the filtration capacity of sandy seabeds and their potential to buffer the anthropogenic matter input to coastal seas. By combining the fields of sediment dynamics, biogeochemistry and microbiology, the research project aims to understand how sediment properties, hydro- and morphodynamics, and microbial activity determine the transport pathways and the mineralisation rates of particulate and dissolved organic matter in coastal sands.
Within the Marum Cluster of Excellence, you will join the project of the Research Unit "Receiver" Theme 2: "The role of continental shelves in nutrient cycling and organic matter transformation". The project is embedded in a multidisciplinary network of cooperation partners from several institutes in Northern Germany. It is planned to approach the research topic by combining ship-based field measurements (e.g. with automated benthic observatories), experimental work (e.g. with flow-through reactors), organic carbon analytics, and mathematical modelling.
Please contact Dr. Moritz Holtappels (email@example.com; +49(471)4831-2030) for further information.
This is a full-time position, limited to 4 years. It is also suitable for part-time employment. The salary will be paid in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federation (Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes, TVöD Bund), up to salary level 13. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.
Postdocs have to register with AWI's postdoc office PROCEED, thereby gaining access to a set of tailor-made career development tools.
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Please submit your application by October 25th 2021, exclusively online.
Reference number 21/175/D/Bio-b.