Postdoctoral associate: ocean acidification and anthropogenic carbon cycling (job number: 20860)


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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, OCEAN ACIDIFICATION AND ANTHROPOGENIC CARBON CYCLINGEarth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)-Center for Global Change Science (CGCS), to conduct research on uptake of anthropogenic carbon and ocean acidification as related primarily to the South Pacific and Southern Oceans on the upcoming GEOTRACES GP-17 cruises. The position is available in the Marine Carbon and Physical Chemistry Lab-Woosley Lab.  The position focuses primarily on direct measurement of the marine inorganic carbon system in the South Pacific Ocean and the Amundsen Sea and will involve laboratory and field intensive research directly measuring pH, total alkalinity, and dissolved inorganic carbon to study human perturbations to the marine carbon cycle.  Will be expected to participate in at least one research cruise over two months in duration; build collaborations within the GEOTRACES community; supervise undergraduate researchers as appropriate; present work at national and/or international meetings; and advance a safe, supportive, and welcoming laboratory environment.  Scientists of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in oceanography, physical or analytical chemistry, biogeochemistry or related field; experience with the measurement of marine carbon parameters; expertise in analytical and physical chemistry; ability to work both independently and collaboratively; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; emotional intelligence; meticulous attention to detail, and ability to work under pressure.  Direct experience in marine chemistry and carbon cycling would be ideal. Must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the start date.  Job #20860

This is a one-year position with extension based upon performance and funding. The start date is flexible, but preferably before June 2022 and no later than August 1, 2022.

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, candidates are asked to submit their application material to Academic Jobs Online at  A complete application needs to include a cover letter, CV, brief statement of research interests and professional plans, and the names and email addresses of three references.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 25 February 2022. More information.

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