Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantitative Ocean Biogeochemistry Ziploc Project

University of Liverpool - Earth and Ocean and Ecological Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Environmental Sciences

This post will be based around the biogeochemical modelling component of ZIPLOc and you will work closely with Dr Alessandro Tagliabue, as well as Dr Claire Mahaffey, Dr. Maeve Lohan and project partners as part of the wider ZIPLOc project. You will be responsible for the use of the PISCES model to explore the response of biological activity to the expansion and intensification of phosphate limitation. Specifically, this could take one of two routes, depending on your skills, experience and interests: (i) the development of a zinc and cobalt biogeochemistry module within PISCES to compliment field datasets (including those collected as part of the GEOTRACES programme) and the existing PISCES iron module or (ii) the modelling of flexible zinc, iron and cobalt phytoplankton cellular allocation strategies across environmental gradients. You will be expected to liaise with project partners in Paris where appropriate regarding nitrogen, phosphorus and trace metal dust deposition scenarios and participation in the fieldwork component of ZIPLOc is encouraged. Skills associated with biogeochemical or cellular-scale modelling and processing of large datasets (including, but not limited to, Fortran, R or Matlab) is desirable, but on the job training will be provided for exceptional candidates. You will be expected to play a full role in the timely write-up and publication of the results, including participation in national and international ocean sciences conferences. You should have a PhD in biogeochemical, chemical, biological or physical oceanography. The post is available until 1 January 2020.

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Closing Date: 3 November 2017 23:30

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