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Ambitious science mission sets off for Antarctica
A team of British scientists is making final preparations for an ambitious Antarctic science mission. They aim to discover what’s causing the recent rapid ice loss from Pine Island Glacier on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and whether this loss will continue to increase or slow down. The research is important for understanding the likely impact on future sea-level rise.
Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of East Anglia
A Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate is being sought by the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia. The postholder will contribute to the NERC funded research project Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics and Fluxes over Shelf Systems (CaNDyFloSS) to determine seasonal rates of phytoplankton, bacterioplankton and zooplankton respiration in the Celtic Sea.
Vacant position in Tromsø, Norway: Senior scientist to conduct research on Arctic Oceanography
We are seeking a scientist to lead research studies on polar oceanography in the Arctic, with special emphasis on the Polar Ocean. The person will also be involved with interdisciplinary ecosystem research in conjunction with biogeochemists, ecologists and fisheries scientists.
Tenure-track assistant or Associate Professor, USciences
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of the Sciences invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant or associate professor to begin in fall 2014. Candidates doing research that complements our faculty interests in biochemistry or its interface with other chemical fields and teaching abilities in Biological Chemistry and molecular biology are encouraged to apply.
A dynamic world for deep, cold-water corals
A recent study off the coast of Scotland has provided the clearest picture yet of the highly dynamic conditions faced by cold-water corals. The research, as part of the UK Ocean Acidification research programme (UKOA) and published in Global Change Biology, has shown that corals at this cold-water site experience a more variable environment than previously thought; an important consideration when making predictions about future conditions with respect to the response of marine ecosystems to ocean acidification and climate change.