Postdoctoral research scientist: Influence of ocean acidification on trace gas emission

Bigelow Laboratory invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to study the influence of ocean acidification on the biological processes that govern the concentrations and hence emission, of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) in the surface oceans. The work is associated with a recently funded NSF-project involving large-scale experiments on natural waters, with a focus on identifying the key processes involved and understanding the extent to which they may change in the future.

Minimal requirements are a Ph.D. in marine science, environmental microbiology or environmental chemistry. Preferred qualifications are an ability and interest to work across biological and chemical disciplines, to link molecular regulation to biogeochemical processes and an interest in predictive model development. The preferred candidate will have published (or submitted) their dissertation chapters in peer-reviewed journals. Work will be based at the new Bigelow Laboratory campus in East Boothbay, ME ( The position will involve extended (2+ months) fieldwork in the first year. Annual salary is negotiable based on experience.

The position is a full-time, 3-year appointment. Send CV, cover letter with brief description of research interests, and contact information for 3 references to jobs(at) Please reference PD-2013-2 in the subject line.  For full consideration, the application should be received by August 20, 2013 and the position will remain open until it is filled.  Please contact Dr. Stephen Archer at (sarcher(at) with specific questions regarding this position. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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