Postdoc position in experimental growth of marine phytoplankton: Switzerland

The Climate Geology Group of Prof. Heather Stoll at ETH Zurich is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral researcher to develop our research program in experimental growth of marine phytoplankton: Postdoc position in experimental growth of marine phytoplankton.

The Climate Geology research group is building capacity at ETH Zürich in the experimental study of adaptations of marine phytoplankton to past and future variations ocean carbon chemistry, temperature, and other environmental parameters. We will inaugurate in spring 2019 new facilities for laboratory culture of phytoplankton, focused on study of the fossilizing marine phytoplankton coccolithophorids and diatoms. The postdoctoral researcher will establish culture of marine phytoplankton, with the opportunity to set up a series of new bioreactor systems with state of the art measurement systems. ETH has exceptional analytical and microscopy facilities within and beyond the department. The research group offers work in a stimulating interdisciplinary environment and the candidate is encouraged to establish collaborations with groups in other allied departments at ETH (Microbiology, Environmental Sciences), and will also conduct research stays in laboratories of our international collaborators.

The successful candidate is highly motivated and broad-thinking, with ability to apply understanding across experimental and evolutionary geological timescales. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in a related field and possess a strong background in laboratory study of marine phytoplankton, and a documented record of previous research accomplishments The candidate should have a solid understanding of modern physical and biological oceanography. Experience in molecular and genetics technique applied to marine phytoplankton, in phytoplankton culture in trace-metal limiting conditions, and skills for simple quantitative modeling of cellular processes including familiarity with MATLAB or similar programming environment, will be highly regarded. The successful candidate must flourish and contribute effectively to a team collaborative environment, have strong communication skills, self-motivated, and perform rigorous experimental work.

The position is available as of now, or upon agreement. The salary and general working conditions are internationally highly competitive and will be according to standard regulations of ETH Zurich. This is a fixed term position with expected duration 2-4 years depending on project development.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a cover letter describing the motivation of the candidate for the position, a CV including addresses of 2-3 potential referees, and a maximum two page summary of the applicant’s PhD thesis and previous relevant research experience in the field and statement of research interests. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the the Climate Geology group please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Heather Stoll at (no applications).

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