Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Environmental Sciences, Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences
Location : Liverpool
Ref : 001182/WWW
Closing date for receipt of applications : Fri, 02 Sep 2016 17:00:00 BST
We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our multidisciplinary study of ‘Zinc, iron and phosphorus co-limitation in the ocean’ (ZIPLOc). Recently funded by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), ZIPLOc is a UK-based project between the Universities of Liverpool and Southampton with strong collaborative links to partners at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (USA), Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (USA) and Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environment (France). Our aim is to combine novel observational and modelling experiments to quantify how phosphorus, zinc and iron co-limitation affects contemporary and future biological productivity. You will be responsible for using numerical modelling platforms to test hypotheses and project future change at wider space and time scales.
This modelling post requires a candidate with experience in quantitative studies of ocean biogeochemistry and/or phytoplankton physiology, and a strong interest in the use of biogeochemical or cellular scale modelling to test hypotheses and make projections of change. A PhD in biogeochemical, chemical or biological oceanography (or equivalent research experience) is required, along with a first degree in a numerate and/or analytical biological, chemical or environmental science and a publication record commensurate with research experience.
The post is available from 2 January 2017 until 1 July 2019.