Postdoc Position in Microbial Biogeochemistry, GEOMAR, Germany | POGO

Postdoc Position in Microbial Biogeochemistry, GEOMAR, Germany

The research unit “Biological Oceanography, Microbial Biogeochemistry” of the research division “Marine Biogeochemistry” is offering a Scientific Employee (Postdoc) position,


starting on November 15th , 2018.

Job Description:


The successful candidate will investigate the microbial turnover of dissolved and particulate organic matter (carbon, gel-like particles, amino acids, carbohydrates) in the ocean using biogeochemical, microbial and microscopic (confocal laser scanning microscopy) techniques, and plan and conduct seagoing expeditions. She/he will also refine methods for the determination of particle export fluxes and turn-over in situ, e.g. with drifting sediment traps, Large Volume Sampler (Marine Snow Catcher).



Prerequisites for a successful application are a PhD in Biological Oceanography, Marine Chemistry / Marine Microbiology / Marine Biology or a related subject as well as a strong background in Organic Chemistry and Microbiology. Experiences in the planning and execution of seagoing expeditions are expected. Ability and readiness for seagoing research are thus required. The successful candidate can demonstrate very good publication activity as well as successful third-party funding.


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