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Job announcement: Postdoc in marine chemistry, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW)

Job Description: The IOW pursues chemical, biological, geological, and physical observations in marine ecosystems, applying and improving most advanced measurement techniques. In the framework of the project SPECTROPHABS (Spectrophotometric pH-measurements for monitoring of marine acidification in the Baltic Sea), based on the results of the project BONUS PINBAL (, we aim to address remaining open questions towards a long-term stable monitoring of pH in the Baltic Sea. On the long run, the project should lead into operational routines for spectrophotometric pH measurement in the Baltic Sea and hence, the development of a strategy towards long-term monitoring of pH and marine acidification in a complex brackish water environment. Individual goals of the project include i.) evaluation of the currently commercially available instrumentation for spectrophotometric pH measurements in seawater; ii.) a strict uncertainty evaluation as function of the key parameters affecting the measurement, iii.) evaluation of problems resulting from the limited
availability of the purified indicator dye and iv) demonstration of routine
measurement schemes within the German monitoring activities.

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Job opportunity: Associate Research Scientist, OA-ICC and GOA-ON support – IAEA Environment Laboratories (NAEL), Monaco

Application deadline: 31 January 2020. Position open for US citizens.

Job Description: Reporting to the Laboratory Head and Professional Staff, the Associate Research Scientist, (Programme Support) will facilitate and assure effective and efficient implementation of all GOA-ON (Global Ocean Acidification Observation Network) activities for the International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC), a PUI project, that promotes, facilitates and communicates global activities on ocean acidification. The Associate Research Scientist, (Programme Support )will enable the provision of the scientific and technical expertise and related support for the OA-ICC and GOA-ON and for ensuring the contribution of the GOA-ON to the achievement of SDG Target 14.3.

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Postdoctoral research associate opportunity: marine physiological ecology

Position Summary: William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science/School of Marine Science (VIMS/SMS) invites applications for 1 postdoctoral research associate to join in their study of the effects of multiple stressors on the physiology and behavior of ovigerous lobsters and their offspring.

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Oversee experiments on effects of multi-stressors on ovigerous lobsters and their offspring
• Conduct behavioral studies and physiological measurements
• Data collection, analysis, and publication
• Provide mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students

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Job opportunity: Project technical assistant – New Zealand Pacific Partnership on Ocean Acidification

Applications are invited for the following position with SPREP at Apia. The Secretariat has an exciting and challenging opportunity for qualified professionals who are interested to be part of one of the world’s leading regional environmental organisations based in Apia, Samoa with about 100 staff recruited from around the world.

Applications Close: Friday, 17 January 2020

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PhD opportunity: physiological and evolutionary responses of marine copepods to Arctic climate change

The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) in Tromsø, Norway invites applications for a three-year PhD student fellowship investigating the physiological and evolutionary responses of marine organisms to climate change and ocean acidification in the Arctic. The work will be conducted in our Research Department, Section for Ecotoxicology.

The position is linked to NPI’s ongoing research on the effects of ocean acidification on marine zooplankton and will be a key component of the larger project “EvoCal, Arctic Marine Evolution: using local adaptation to infer future evolutionary responses of Calanus copepods to a changing environment”, which has several Norwegian and foreign collaborators. Climate change and ocean acidification are presenting marine organisms with significant physiological challenges. Arctic regions are expected to undergo the fastest changes with regards to warming and acidification. The degree to which evolutionary processes can help marine organisms survive these changes in the environment is an important and timely focus of research.

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Masters opportunity: Multiple stressors in the Arctic Ocean, University of Exeter

Application deadline: 27 November 2019

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a Master of Science by Research (MScbyRes) studentship to commence in January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees £4350 for 1 year plus fieldwork and laboratory costs. The student would be based in Biosciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Location: Department of Biosciences, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter

Project Description: The Arctic is one of the most rapidly changing regions on the Planet. Climate change, ocean acidification and microplastics are some of the major issues that face this changing ocean. Kongsfjord in Svalbard is a fjord system that is influenced by both Arctic and Atlantic water and is therefore at the forefront of Arctic change. Atlantic water potentially brings microplastics up from the European and American continents, while Arctic water, and glacial and freshwater inputs can influence the carbonate chemistry and hence the rate of ocean acidification. It is imperative that we observe and monitor these changes in order to establish what impacts they are having, and to put in place mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Arctic Live is an exciting three year collaboration between scientists and school educators. Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and University of Exeter (UoE), jointly with the NERC Arctic Office, AXA XL and Encounter Edu, deliver innovative interactive classroom events to schools globally, with lessons based directly on UoE/PML science on microplastic pollution and ocean acidification. To-date these lessons have reached >46,100 children in 30 different countries. The expedition consists of a two week field campaign in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard every May (2018, 2019 and 2020). The Master of Science by Research student would be expected to participate in the May 2020 field campaign, contributing both to the science but also the outreach activities.

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Ph.D. position in ocean acidification, Corpus Christi, Texas

Employer: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Application deadline: Dec 11, 2019

Ph.D. graduate assistantship is available to study ocean acidification in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This position is supported by a project funded by the NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program. Anticipated tasks include participating in ocean going cruises for shipboard sample collection, in-situ sensor deployment and retrieval, ship- and lab-based sample analysis and data interpretation/modeling, and accomplishing a hypothesis-driven dissertation. Because of the collaborative nature of this project, the student will have ample opportunities to interact with scientists from NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Texas A&M University, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, and Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System.

The student will primarily work with Dr. Xinping Hu (Carbon Cycle Lab) and will enroll in the Coastal and Marine System Science (CMSS) Graduate Program, which is housed in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The CMSS program is a young and vibrant program that equips students of interdisciplinary background with math and statistics skills and encourages them to address system science-related problems. Detailed information about the CMSS program and how to apply can be found at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and is located on the coast of Corpus Christi Bay in the subtropical south Texas.

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