Job Opportunity: Postdoc position in biogeochemical modelling, GEOMAR, Germany | POGO

Job Opportunity: Postdoc position in biogeochemical modelling, GEOMAR, Germany

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is offering a post-doc position in the project "ICONOX – Iron cycling in marine sediments and the nutrient and oxygen balance of the ocean" - funded within the Emmy Noether Program of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG), in the research division "Marine Biogeochemistry”.  The position starts on 1 June 2018.


Application Deadline: 21 April 2018


Job Description
Iron is an essential micronutrient and commonly regarded as the key-limiting factor for biological productivity in many ocean regions. Depending on environmental conditions (e.g., bottom water oxygen and sulfide concentrations), continental margin sediments can represent a source or a sink for bioavailable iron to the ocean. Within the ICONOX project, observational, experimental and numerical approaches will be applied to constrain the role of sedimentary iron cycling in ocean biogeochemical dynamics, today and through geologic time.
The postdoctoral researcher will apply numerical models (sediment transport-reaction models, intermediate complexity ESMs) to evaluate the role of sedimentary iron release and burial in the global ocean’s biogeochemical machinery. A particular focus will be the comparison of modern and ancient (e.g., Cretaceous) anoxic ocean regions, based on observational and proxy data. The research will be realized in close collaboration with other modelers, biogeochemists and paleoceanographers.


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