Postdoctoral Fellowship Marine Biogeochemistry

The Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany, develops and operates the coastal observing system COSYNA (www.cosyna.de), one of the densest in-situ measurement systems in the world. One major component of COSYNA is the automated underway FerryBox system mounted on “Ships of Opportunity”. The Institute of Coastal Research has developed new technologies for in-situ measurements of biological and carbon system parameters such as nutrients, phytoplankton, pH and alkalinity that are combined with observations of physical parameters.

We are looking for a qualified and motivated scientist to investigate biogeochemical processes in coastal areas mainly based on COSYNA in-situ observations. We therefore invite applications for a Postdoctoral position (m/f) in the area of Marine Biogeochemistry. The position is initially limited for three years (starting date as soon as possible). The place of employment is Geesthacht.

The successful applicant will conduct scientific analysis and assessment of FerryBox and other in-situ data concerning the carbon cycle with focus on alkalinity fluxes and exchange processes from the coast (e.g. Wadden Sea) and the open North Sea. The work will be conducted in close cooperation with remote sensing colleagues and modellers working with biogeochemical and ecosystem models to gain in depth understanding of biogeochemical processes in coastal seas and their coupling to physical ocean dynamics.

Application deadline: 31st August 2014

Please see also: http://www.hzg.de/about_us/job/division/054552/index_0054552.html.de

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