Job Opportunity: Post-doc Position in biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in the oceans, GEOMAR, Germany | POGO

Job Opportunity: Post-doc Position in biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in the oceans, GEOMAR, Germany

The research unit Chemical Oceanography of the research division Marine Biogeochemistry at GEOMAR is offering a Postdoctoral Position in biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in the oceans

Application deadline: Deadline: 14th February 2019

The position begins on April 1st 2019.


Topic of position: Investigations into sources, sinks and cycling of trace elements in the oceans


Job Description / Project Description
Our work focuses on the role of the oceans in the global carbon cycle, and the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nutrients and trace elements and their interactions with ocean biology. We combine developments of analytical techniques and novel sensors, with ocean observations and laboratory experiments.


The candidate will investigate the sources, sinks, biogeochemical cycling and ecological effects of trace elements in the oceans. The work will focus on open ocean systems and form part of the large contribution by the team to the International GEOTRACES Program. State of the art analytical techniques are available to undertake ocean observations, experiments and data handling. The candidate will perform ocean observations and link the sources and behaviour of trace elements to tracers (e.g. Ra isotopes, 3He). The candidate will undertake sample collection and analysis with assistance of technical staff, with subsequent data analysis, interpretation and scientific manuscript publication. Preparation and submission of research proposals is expected. Supervision and co-supervision of students and researchers is envisaged.


The position is available for a funding period of 3 years, with a possibility for another 3 years following positive evaluation. The fixed-term contract shall comply with Section 2 Paragraph 1 of The Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (German WissZeitVG).


The salary depends on qualification and is at class E13 TVoD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees, but could be up to class E14 in case on qualification. The position is a full-time position and can be split.


For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact Prof. Dr. Eric Achterberg (eachterberg(at) or +49431-600-1290).


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