Seeking postdoctoral investigator – compounded effects of ocean acidification, hypoxia, and warming: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the Geology and Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution starting in February 2013. The position is part of an NSF-funded project to determine the compounded impacts of ocean acidification, warming, and oxygen depletion on the health, survival and growth of benthic foraminifera. The successful candidate will work with the PI to set up the experimental system, conduct a long-term experiment, process samples, analyze data, and write a manuscript(s). The material to be studied will be bathyal foraminifera to be collected on a research cruise in May or June 2013; the successful applicant will join this approximately one-week cruise.

Experience: Applicants must have a PhD in biological oceanography, marine ecology, geobiology, 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 the carbonate system and theory of ocean acidification, experience 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 3 or 10 February 2013. The position is fully funded for an initial 15 months, with the possibility of an extension. For more information to apply, please begin the on-line application process by visiting WHOI’s career center at http://jobs.whoi.edu (Postdoctoral Investigator Ocean Acidification, job 12-10-04).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: seayou@whoi.edu. WHOI is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Sea duty required.


Joan M. Bernhard, Ph.D.
Robert W. Morse Chair for Excellence in Oceanography
Senior Scientist
Department of Geology&  Geophysics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MS #52 Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
TEL: 508 289 3480; Fax: 508 457 2076;
For courier deliveries, include: 266 Woods Hole Road

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