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Postdoctoral Investigator (m/f) in the area of Marine Biogeochemistry

The Institute of Coastal Research investigates the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of the coastal ocean and the impact of anthropogenic influences on the natural state. One main focus is the coastal observing system COSYNA (Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas) for the systematic observation and modelling of the North Sea, Baltic Sea and Arctic coastal waters.

Within this framework, the main focus of the department of In-Situ Measurements is to study physical and biogeochemical processes and specifically carbon cycle dynamics in the coastal regions of the North Sea, with focus on the German Bight. The Institute of Coastal Research has developed new technologies for in-situ measurements of biological and carbon system parameters such as nutrients, phytoplankton, pH and alkalinity that are analyzed and set in context using observations of physical parameters. These novel techniques are evaluated in practice using automated underway FerryBox systems mounted on “Ships of Opportunity”. The Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas (COSYNA), coordinated at HZG’s Institute of Coastal Research is strongly involved in the EU-funded project JERICO-NEXT (Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatory – Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaTories). Besides the harmonization of different monitoring platforms, a major focus of this project is to make progress in monitoring and to improve the understanding of marine biogeochemical processes along European Coasts.

We are looking for a qualified and motivated postdoc to complete the JERICO-NEXT project tasks, focused on the carbon and phytoplankton dynamics in the North Sea and the German Bight regions.

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral position (m/f) in the area of Marine Biogeochemistry. The position is initially limited to three years and starting as soon as possible.

Closing date for applications is March 25th, 2016

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