Postdoctoral position in ocean carbon, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Deadline for applications: 1 September 2016!

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington ( is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate (job class code 0148) to work on new ocean carbon observing technologies. JISAO fosters collaborative research and education between the University of Washington and NOAA, as well as with other major organizations throughout the U.S. This position will be with the JISAO/PMEL Carbon Group at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) in Seattle (

Under the guidance of Drs. Adrienne Sutton and Chris Sabine, the successful candidate will participate in pilot projects to evaluate new ocean carbon observing sensors and platforms on the U.S. West Coast, a Hawaiian coral reef ecosystem, and in the tropical Pacific. This position will involve processing and interpreting sensor data and examining the potential applications to ocean acidification and CO2 flux observing. Successful applicants must hold a recent PhD or foreign equivalent in order to assume a post-doctoral position. A strong foundation in ocean carbon chemistry and experience with testing, deploying, and analyzing data from autonomous sensors is desired.

This is a 12-month, full-time (100% FTE) appointment, renewable for a second year, subject to approval, satisfactory performance, and availability of funding. Applicants are asked to submit electronically: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a publication list, (3) a cover letter including a personal statement of potential research to be pursued during a two-year tenure at the
University of Washington, and (4) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references. Applicants must provide proof of the PhD conferral and be within 6 years of receipt of the PhD.

Applications should be received prior to September 1, 2016. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Adrienne Sutton, JISAO Research Scientist, at adrienne.sutton(at) Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sutton electronically; by Fax at 206-526-6744; or by mail to Adrienne Sutton, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115.

The University of Washington and JISAO promote diversity and inclusivity among our faculty and staff, and seek candidates who are able to fully engage audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Mary Smith, JISAO, 206-543-5216 or mchsmith(at)

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