[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Researcher in Mangrove Biogeochemistry

David Ho david at ldeo.columbia.edu
Fri Sep 2 19:00:06 MDT 2016

The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii invites 
applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to examine aquatic 
carbon cycling in the coastal Florida Everglades, situated in the largest 
contiguous mangrove forest in North America. 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.

The project will use a combination of 3He/SF6 tracer release experiments, 
underway and discrete measurements of carbon concentrations and isotopes 
during process studies in the Florida coastal Everglades.

The successful applicant will join a research group focused on studying 
transport and mixing in natural waters, and carbon cycling in coastal 
environments, and will be responsible for planning and leading field 
experiments, data reduction and analysis, as well as presentation at 
national/international meetings, and preparation of manuscript for 
publication. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of 
renewal based on performance. The position will be based in Honolulu, 
Hawaii, and will require travel to Florida for extended periods.

The appointee should possess the following qualifications, skills, 
abilities and experience:

1.	PhD in biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry or relevant field. 

2.	Demonstrated relevant publication record in refereed journals. 
	Demonstrated experience in carbon cycle research in estuaries. 
	Experience in one or more of the following: measurements of trace gases 
with gas chromatography, measurements of pCO2, pH, alkalinity, DIC, and 
5.	Experienced in multidisciplinary, team-based research activities with 
the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders. 

6.	Highly developed organizational and time management skills with a 
proven ability to meet deadlines. 
7.	A capacity for adaptability and 
flexibility in a rapidly changing, and occasionally harsh environmental 
8.	Experience in applying workplace health and safety procedures for field 
work, laboratories and laboratory equipment. 

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 
curriculum vita, a personal statement describing research experience and 
interests, addressing each of the selection criteria, relevant 
peer-reviewed publications, and names and contact information of three 
referees. Evaluation will begin immediately with an anticipated start date 
of November 1, 2016.

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