A postdoctoral position is available at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) to work on a project titled “Nitrous oxide reduction in oxygen minimum zones: an understudied but critical loss term in ocean greenhouse gas cycling”. This field-based project will incorporate 15-N tracer measurements of nitrous oxide production and consumption, as well as natural abundance isotope and molecular genetic measurements, to better understand the magnitude of nitrous oxide production and consumption as marine dissolved oxygen concentrations transition from oxic-hypoxic-anoxic conditions. The successful applicant will primarily work with Principal Investigator Dr. Damian Grundle (BIOS) and will contribute to overall project management, conduct international travel for the purpose of participating in field sampling and attending conferences, conduct laboratory measurements, and contribute to data analysis, manuscript writing and preparation of proposals. Opportunities also exist to participate in molecular genetic sampling and analysis with co-PI Dr. Frank Stewart. Drs. Grundle and Stewart will be committed to maximizing the research experience of the postdoc and to ensuring they foster the professional skills required for long-term career success.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in marine science or similar field, with preference given to those with a background in aquatic biogeochemistry and nitrogen cycling.
The duration of the postdoc is for two years with the potential for extension dependent on performance and available funding. The preferred start date is April 2021, although there is some flexibility.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Damian Grundle (email@example.com) with a cover letter outlining their motivation for applying for this position and relevant experience, and a CV including contact information of three references.