Postdoctoral research fellow in marine proteomics

£27,319 – £29,853 per annum

School of Ocean and Earth Science – National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

The School of Ocean and Earth Sciences is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in marine proteomics, to pursue research on the role of ocean acidification in controlling important biochemical processes in phytoplankton.

You will focus on the analysis of a wide range of novel proteins in coccolithophores and will work as part of a team conducting research in coccolithophore calcification.
The NOCS has a suite of state of the art facilities for phytoplankton culturing, proteomics research, flow cytometry and molecular biology. You will culture coccolithophores and examine their calcification and protein expression responses to altered CO2 levels. This work is being conducted at the NOCS involving a suite of efficient protein extraction protocols and a developed bioinformatics pipeline that allows the statistically robust assignment of proteins from MS/MS data using pre-existing EST sequences. The Research Group includes an active sea-going team, physiologists, molecular biologists and phytoplankton ecologists. The NOCS EPOCA extended team works closely with scientists at project partner institutions both in the UK and Europe.

You will have a track record in biological oceanographic research (or a related field) with specific experience in proteomics in coccolithophores. You will have good knowledge of protein expression and strong quantitative and communication skills, and the ability to conduct innovative research leading to high-impact publications in international refereed journals.

The post is fixed-term for 12 months. Informal enquiries only (please do not send CV’s) can be made to Dr M Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez on 023 8059 3240, email:

The closing date for this position is 4 June 2010 at 12 noon.

For more information on this position or to apply online please visit Alternatively please call 023 80 592750. Please quote the reference number 4478-10-E on all correspondence.

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