Research Associate in Marine Biogeochemistry/Metagenomics

Cardiff University - School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University is a dynamic and successful multi-disciplinary centre devoted to research in the disciplines of Earth and Ocean Sciences. It currently has a staff of more than 40 academics and through its Post-graduate School provides training and a high level of support for over 60 Early-stage researchers. The School's Living Group is a leading team investigating the evolution and interaction of life with the biosphere through Earth history.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate focused on the investigation of microbial interactions with metals and metalloids, from the present to Precambrian hydrothermal ecosystems.

Working under supervision, the candidate is expected to mine available metagenomics data for arsenic and phosphate cycling in the shallow hydrothermal sediments of Milos Island, Greece. He or she will also be involved in culture and independent culture approaches towards characterizing microbial communities relevant for present and past marine metal (loid) biogeochemicals cycles link to Earth’s changing redox processes.

In addition to these duties, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will be expected to produce work of publishable quality for appropriate high quality peer reviewed journals, present papers at national and international meetings and contribute to the development of collaborative research grants and any envisaged sampling expeditions. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant subject.

This position is full time (35 hours per week). The post is available immediately and is fixed term until 31st July 2018.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Ernest Chi Fru

Please note that all applications must be made via the online system.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our Inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

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