Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Scholar in Experimental Chemical Thermodynamics of Seawater, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA | POGO

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Scholar in Experimental Chemical Thermodynamics of Seawater, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA

The Marine Physical Laboratory at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Ocean CO2 Measurement Laboratory led by Professor Andrew Dickson.

 

The postdoctoral scholar will participate in laboratory measurements involved in better defining marine ‘pH’, and in quantifying chemical speciation in seawater media, including measurement of thermodynamic properties of aqueous solutions using both established reference methods (Harned Cells), and new approaches (using a differential scanning calorimeter). The majority of the postdoctoral scholar's effort will focus on making thermodynamic measurements in salt solutions that are needed to provide well-constrained parameters for a chemical speciation model for natural waters based upon the "Pitzer" equations. The overall aim of this project and its co-funded element in the U.K. (PI Simon Clegg, s.clegg@uea.ac.uk) is to create a step change in the capability of scientists to measure, interpret, and predict chemical speciation and pH in natural waters of varying composition. The activities of the project as a whole are closely related to those of SCOR Working Group 145 "Modelling Chemical Speciation in Seawater to Meet 21st Century Needs" (www.marchemspec.org). 

 

The position will soon be posted on the UCSD jobs website (jobs.ucsd.edu). In the meantime, please contact Andrew Dickson (adickson@ucsd.edu) for more information.

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