Research Associate (Postdoc) in marine biogeochemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Deadline for applications: 15 February 2017!

Position summary

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Research Associate (Post Doc) (RAPD) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.

This Research Associate (Post Doc) (RAPD) will conduct post‐doctoral research in the study of the marine bio-geochemistry of the Oregon coastal upwelling region: apply aquatic eddy co-variance methodologies and sediment core incubations, develop sensors, collect samples and data, develop analyses and databases, and interpret results. The RAPD will prepare for, and participate in, coastal research cruises and write research papers; assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in overseeing laboratory activities including maintaining and utilizing equipment; mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and contribute to public outreach events highlighting the broader impacts of research.

Position duties

  • 15% Eddy Co-variance Data Collection:
    Participate in 1-7 day research cruises to collect seasonal aquatic eddy co-variance time‐series and complementary data from sediment core incubation and water column sampling.
  • 50% Data Analysis, Archiving and Interpretation:
    Analyze observational data in Matlab format, using the analyses to assess the seasonal drivers of eddy co-variance fluxes and determine if observations from different oxygen sensor types yield statistically equivalent eddy co-variance fluxes. Will reach conclusions regarding the optimal way to parameterize fluxes under varying ocean conditions from analyses.
  • Develop a web‐assessable database that compiles eddy co-variance results into meaningful formats to ensure content is appropriately archived and shared; and maintain records and data analysis information.
  • 20% Publications and Presentations:
    Synthesize results for peer-reviewed journal articles and meeting presentations as directed by PI. Meet the expectation of being lead author on at least one journal article within 12 months.
  • 15% Broader Impacts:
    Help mentor 1-2 graduate or undergraduate students working on related projects. Assist the PI in managing laboratory activities including maintaining equipment and purchasing supplies. Participate in outreach events such as Marine Science Day.

Minimum qualifications

  • PhD in Oceanography, Marine Chemistry or related field.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Desired qualifications

  • Programming experience in Matlab.
  • Experience in creating databases.
  • Knowledge of electrochemistry.
  • Broad understanding of coastal biogeochemistry.
  • A demonstrable eagerness for research collaboration.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

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