A research associate/assistant is required to work in the School of Marine Science and Technology on a new research grant award from the Leverhulme Trust and examining the effect of surfactant on air-sea gas exchange in contrasting biogeochemical regimes. The contract is 100% FTE and is available immediately for a period of up to 3 years.
The appointee will undertake seagoing fieldwork in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal North Sea and English Channel. Specifically he/she will (i) collect sea water samples along gradients in salinity and primary productivity and analyse these for a range of parameters including surfactant activity; dissolved organic matter absorbance and fluorescence; chlorophyll-a and dissolved gases; (ii) carry out laboratory gas exchange experiments using seawaters collected from these locations, either on board ship or in Newcastle.
The candidate will be educated to PhD level in an appropriate discipline (e.g. oceanography or a related marine science) ideally with a background in the study of air-sea gas exchange.
Special circumstances: The role will involve up to two, 4-5 week research cruises in the Atlantic Ocean and fieldwork trips based in Plymouth. A willingness to spend some time away from Newcastle is therefore required.
The successful applicant will join an established research group studying marine biogeochemical cycling and air-sea gas exchange:
Duration of post: 36 moths from appointment.
Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Rob Upstill-Goddard (email@example.com)