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Staff chemist- ocean acidification (Mote Marine Laboratory

Deadline to apply: 5 October 2018

The Ocean Acidification Program at Mote Marine Laboratory seeks a staff chemist with a minimum 2 years experience with experimental seawater ocean acidification facilities including carbonate chemistry experience. This position will be located in Summerland Key, Florida at the Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Restoration and Research (IC2R3). General duties to be performed include working with research-focused outdoor raceways and the OAFTERU (Ocean Acidification Flow Thru Experimental Raceway Units) at IC2R3. This includes maintaining the water system, sample collection, measuring total alkalinity, dissolved inorganic carbon, spectrophotometric pH, and other water quality parameters. Tasks also include maintaining the dry ocean acidification (OA) laboratory, maintaining the dry chemistry laboratory, keeping track of and ordering all supplies and materials, keeping all OA-related work organized, data entry, and some field work.

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Job opportunity: postdoctoral scholar in chemical oceanography/metrology

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

Position: The University of Delaware (UD) College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in chemical oceanography and metrology. The successful candidate will work on a NOAA funded project to aid in development of a reference material for ocean pH by establishing traceability of pH indicator dyes to the International System of Units (SI). The scholar will make use of state-of-the-art analytical and experimental facilities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where the position will be located (with the appointment made through the University of Delaware). The postdoc will also attend field test cruises with the UD group. The appointment will be for one year, with continuation pending funding and progress. 

Requirements: Candidates must have a PhD in either chemical oceanography, analytical chemistry, or a closely related field. Demonstrated skills with spectrophotometry, potentiometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and/or physical chemistry are preferred.

Application deadline: position will remain open until filled.

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Job opportunity: Marine ecology and ocean acidification research technician

Location: California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

Start Date: October 1, 2018

Application deadline: August 26, 2018

Duties: to support research in coral reef and rocky intertidal ecology. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Nyssa Silbiger ( and will support research conducted mostly in California, but also possibly in Hawaii, Bermuda, and/or Moorea, French Polynesia. The primary responsibilities will be supporting all aspects of the logistics required for maintaining ocean acidification mesocosm experiments and near-shore marine research in the field.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in marine ecology, biology, oceanography, or a related-field is required. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a field- based marine biology topic, experience maintaining mesocosm facilities for ocean acidification research, a background in seawater chemistry, an understanding of the biology/ecology of marine organisms, and strong experience with fieldwork (e.g., SCUBA diving, operating small boats, AAUS training, etc.). Candidates will be expected to pay attention to detail, problem solve, work both independently and with a diverse team of students and faculty, and have a strong work ethic. Additional preferred, but not required, qualifications include experience coding in R and writing peer-reviewed publications.

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PhD opportunity: Monitoring Arctic ocean acidification from space using satellite earth observations

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018

Description: About one third of the CO2 released into the atmosphere by anthropogenic activity since the Industrial revolution has been taken up by the oceans, resulting in a shift in marine carbonate chemistry, including a decrease in seawater pH and carbonate ion concentration; a situation referred to as ‘Ocean Acidification’ (OA). The majority of scientific efforts to-date for monitoring, observing and predicting the effects of OA have focused on using models and in situ studies (such as buoys, research cruises and laboratory- or field-based studies). Satellite Earth Observation (EO) has yet to be fully exploited in this area of research, but could play an important role in monitoring changes in oceanic carbonate chemistry, as well as assessing vulnerable regions, as they can provide quasi-synoptic, reproducible and well-calibrated measurements. A recent European Space Agency pilot project ‘Pathfinders Ocean Acidification’ highlighted
this approach (Land et al. 2015) and then established that satellite observations can in fact reproduce carbonate parameters with accuracy comparable to in situ or model-driven approaches. However, the Pathfinders-OA project also highlighted some regions where the empirical algorithms underperformed and further development is needed, including the Arctic Ocean.

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Job Opportunity: JIMAR PIFSC Oceanographic Assistant Researcher

Closing date: 16 July 2018

Duties: Conducts research in biogeochemistry and ecology of ocean acidification and ocean warming specifically in the Main Hawaiian Islands, with a specific focus on (1) meta-analysis of ocean acidification and warming impacts on all components of tropical coastal ecosystems, (2) development of sensitivity scalars for these components including uncertainties that will feed into a large ecosystem model, and (3) model spatial variation in exposure to ocean acidification and warming. Works collaboratively to ascertain analysis meets the ecosystem model needs, and co-authors synthetic documents, manuscripts and scientific presentations.

Location: Hawaii

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Deadline extended: Offre de post-doctorat en neuro-éthologie des bivalves / Post-doc research fellow in neuroethology of bivalves (in French and English)

Deadline to apply: 20 July 2018
Post / Position: Post-doc / Post-doc
Durée / Duration of employment: 18 mois / 18 months
Salaire / Salary range: 2600 € brut mensuel / 2600 € monthly gross salary
Localisation / Working place: Site expérimental d’Argenton, 11 presqu’île du vivier, 29840 Argenton en Landunvez (France)
Date d’embauche / Hiring date: As soon as possible (October 2018 at the latest)

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Job opportunity: Research Assistant, Ocean Acidification Community of Practice Coordinator, University of Calgary

Position: Research Assistant, Ocean Acidification Community of Practice Coordinator (full-time fixed term position for approximately 1 year, based on length of grant funding, with the possibility of extension)

Location: Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary

Application Deadline: 9 June 2018

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