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Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Marine Biogeochemistry

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary:   £27,428 to £29,972
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Thursday 06 October 2011
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  044611HN

The School of Ocean and Earth Science (within the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton) is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a NERC funded Consortium project “Ocean Acidification Impacts on Sea-Surface Biology, Biogeochemistry and Climate” forming part of the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOARP). The successful candidate will carry out statistical analyses of large cruise datasets, and will undertake measurements of carbonate chemistry during UKOARP research cruises in the Arctic and Antarctic. 

You should have a PhD in oceanography, marine chemistry, biogeochemistry or a related topic. Experience of multivariate statistical techniques such as cluster and correlation analysis, and a scientific background in carbonate chemistry are both highly desirable.You will have demonstrated the ability to write scientific outputs for publication, have good oral communication skills and be mathematically capable. A strong desire to work as part of a multi-institute interdisciplinary research team is essential. You will participate in 2 research cruises.

The post is a fixed term appointment for 3 years, commencing from November 2011. 

Informal enquiries to Dr. Toby Tyrrell, tel: +44 (0)23 8059 6110, email:, or Dr. Eric Achterberg, tel: +44 (0) 238059 3199, e-mail:

Salaries for all posts are on the RAIA scale.  The closing date for this post is 6 October 2011. Please apply online through or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 044611HN on all correspondence. 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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