Postdoctoral Investigator – Geobiology Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratories of Joan Bernhard and Dan McCorkle – Geology and Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution starting in spring/summer 2008. The position is part of an NSF-funded project to determine the impact of rising seawater pCO2, as a result of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, on the health and survival of benthic foraminifera. The successful candidate will work with the PIs to refine the design of a series of time-course CO2 enrichment laboratory culture experiments, and will have principal responsibility for conducting those experiments (including determination of cell survival and of shell structure), and for subsequent data analysis and manuscript preparation. He or she also will participate in sample collection at sites in Scandinavia, New England, and Florida.

Applicants must have a PhD in geobiology, biological oceanography, marine ecology, micropaleontology, marine geochemistry, or a related field at the time of initial employment. The ideal candidate will have experience working with live benthic foraminifera or other protists, expertise with a variety of microscopic and/or microanalytical techniques (e.g., epifluorescence, SEM, LA-ICP-MS), statistical analysis skills, a proven research and publication record, and good communication skills.

Application procedure:
Review of applications will commence immediately and continue as applications are received until the position is filled. The preferred starting date is 15 May 2008. The position is fully funded for an initial 12-14 months, with the possibility of an extension. For more information to apply, please begin the on-line application process by visiting WHOI’s new career center at (Postdoctoral Investigator Geobiology, job 08-03-01). You can also email a cover letter describing your experience and qualifications, a current CV, PDF’s of your relevant publications, and the names and addresses of three references to: WHOI is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Sea duty required.

Joan M. Bernhard, Ph.D.
Department of Geology & Geophysics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MS #52
Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
TEL: 508 289 3480
For courier deliveries: include 266 Woods Hole Road

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