Job Opportunity: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Marine Nutrient Biogeochemistry, SAMS, Scotland, UK | POGO

Job Opportunity: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Marine Nutrient Biogeochemistry, SAMS, Scotland, UK

The Scottish Association for Marine Science has a vacancy for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Marine Nutrient Biogeochemistry


Apply by 18 October 2019.


Job Purpose - Contribute to the discovery and applied research in the area of inorganic or organic marine nutrient biogeochemistry. The successful candidate will contribute to one of more of SAMS’ research areas: Ocean Systems, Dynamic Coasts and Blue Economy. The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively with the natural and physical scientists at SAMS, developing trans- and cross-disciplinary research with impact at national, UK, and international levels.  


Types of activities - Identifying, planning and initiating major research within specialist subject area, for example where gaps in knowledge exist. Lead strategic decisions about what research directions to prioritise and develop, and contribute to SAMS’ broader strategic planning. 


SAMS has wide interests related to marine nutrient chemistry.  Examples of recent and ongoing projects include investigation of the benthic impact of aquaculture to support the NewDEPOMOD modelling software and study of the role of nutrients in supporting Arctic productivity. 


The ideal candidate will be willing to contribute to both research and commercial projects in both the pelagic and benthic environment as well as support SAMS teaching and education activities.


SAMS has an extensive range of analytical facilities including: Inorganic nutrient auto-analysers, total organic carbon analyser, Total carbon analyser (DIC, TA), HPLCs, Oxygen isotope mass spectrometer, Isotope Ratio mass spectrometer (15N/13C), GCs (lipids, Flame Ionisation Detection), Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry and Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry.  


Attributes required - You will have a PhD in an aspect of chemistry that will complement existing SAMS activity and strengths. Successful development of research proposals funded through UKRI or the EU or equivalent. Identifying research topics and initiating analysis that will be original and innovative with a proven track record of high-quality publications (REF3/4* standard).


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