Postdoctoral position in marine microbiology: UK

Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems group (OBE) from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton, UK is looking for a marine microbiologist to investigate the role of microbes (principally phytoplankton and bacteria) in biogeochemical cycles, fixing and recycling the carbon in the ocean, which ultimately underpins food webs and carbon sequestration.

The candidate will assist in the OBE delivery of a portfolio of projects in this general area. These include the microbial element of COMICS, a NERC large grant focused on carbon sequestration  and an emerging suite of projects involved in linking land use changes in developing countries to coastal ocean biogeochemistry in Malaysia and Belize.

Profile of the candidate

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and experience of aquatic microbial ecology and/or biogeochemistry.
  • Strong practical skills are essential with the ability to work accurately and cleanly.
  • Experience of cultivating aquatic microbes, use of flow cyometers and scintillation counters and experience of working with radioisotopes would be advantageous.
  • Willing to participate in both sea-going research and in overseas research programmes based in countries such as Malaysia and Belize.
  • Highly self-motivated, able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Has excellent communication skills both written in peer-reviewed literature and orally through presentations at meeting and conferences.

How to apply

The UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) handles all internal and external applications. Find out more how to apply here.

Please submit an up-to-date CV (including covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role). If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867003.

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Dr Claire Evans

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