Post doctoral research fellow: Impact of ocean acidification on phytoplankton ecophysiology

University of Southampton – National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science
Salary – £27,319 – £29,853

The School of Ocean and Earth Science (within the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton) is seeking to recruit a Post Doctoral Research Fellow to work on a NERC funded Consortium project “Ocean Acidification Impacts on Sea-Surface Biology, Biogeochemistry and Climate” forming part of the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOARP). The successful candidate will undertake experiments to investigate the potential response of upper ocean microbiology, in particular phytoplankton, to deliberate manipulation of the carbonate chemistry system during a series of UKOARP research cruises in the Arctic, Antarctic and around the UK.

You should have a PhD in marine microbiology or biogeochemistry. Experience of microbial tracer techniques and a strong scientific background in carbonate chemistry are highly desirable. You will demonstrate the ability to write scientific outputs for publication, have good oral communication skills, and be able to effectively use a range of techniques in the solution of complex problems. A strong desire to work as part of a multi-institute interdisciplinary research team is essential. You will be expected to undertake 3 research cruises as part of UKOARP.

The post is a fixed term appointment for 36 months, commencing from February 2011. 

Informal enquiries to Dr Mark Moore, tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4801, email: or Dr. Alex Poulton, tel: +44 (0) 238059 7086, e-mail:

Salaries for all posts are on the RAIA scale.

Please visit and apply on-line, or call 023 8059 2750.

The closing date for applications is 1st December 2010. 

Please quote reference number 5014-10-F on all correspondence.

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