[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Researcher – Mangrove Carbon Biogeochemistry

David Ho ho at hawaii.edu
Mon May 19 12:26:08 MDT 2014

Postdoctoral Researcher – Mangrove Carbon Biogeochemistry

The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii invites 
applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to examine aquatic 
carbon cycling in a mangrove estuary. Mangroves worldwide sequester 
atmospheric CO2 at a rate higher than other ecosystems based on net 
primary production estimates, but a significant part of mangrove-fixed CO2 
is “missing”. This multi-disciplinary project, with investigators from 
University of Hawaii, NASA, NOAA and the National Park Service, aims to 
quantify the seasonal variability in sources and sinks of aquatic carbon 
in order to determine the fate of CO2 sequestered by mangroves of the 
coastal Florida Everglades, situated in the largest contiguous mangrove 
forest in North America.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on 
performance. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and a strong 
background in Biogeochemistry, and interact well in a group setting, 
including lab and field environments. The candidate will participate in 
fieldwork in the Everglades and should be able to conduct measurements in 
the field under occasionally harsh environmental conditions.

The successful applicant will join a research group focused on studying 
transport and mixing in natural waters, and carbon cycling in coastal 
environments. In addition to a background in Biogeochemistry, experience 
in methodologies used in tracer release experiments and carbon cycle 
research is preferred (in particular, familiarity with gas chromatography, 
pCO2, pH, alkalinity, DIC, δ13C measurements, and knowledge of MATLAB and 
LabVIEW). It is expected that the candidate will actively participate in 
the publication of results from experiments in the Everglades.

For questions about the position, or to apply for the position, please 
email Prof. David Ho at david.ho at hawaii.edu. Applicants should submit a 
personal statement describing research experience and interests, a 
curriculum vitae, relevant peer-reviewed publications, and names and 
contact information of three referees. Evaluation will begin immediately 
and position will start July 1, 2014.

David T. Ho
Department of Oceanography
University of Hawaii                             Voice: +1 808.956.3311
1000 Pope Rd, MSB 517                              Fax: +1 808.956.7112
Honolulu, HI 96822                      http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/~ho

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