Salary: £27,578 - £29,249 (with potential progression to £35,938)
Closing Date: 23 July 2012
You will work on a 3 year research project entitled ‘ examining the effect of surfactant on air-sea gas exchange in contrasting biogeochemical regimes’ where you will undertake seagoing fieldwork in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal North Sea and English Channel. Specifically you will (i) collect sea water samples along gradients in salinity and primary productivity and analyse these for a range of parameters including surfactant activity; dissolved organic matter absorbance and fluorescence; chlorophyll-a and dissolved gases; (ii) carry out laboratory gas exchange experiments using seawaters collected from these locations, either on board ship or in Newcastle. You will be educated to PhD level in an appropriate discipline (e.g. oceanography or a related marine science). A d etailed understanding of air-sea gas exchange and the key environmental variables that affects is essential as is experience of designing and carrying out oceanographic research at sea.
The role will involve up to two, 4-5 week research cruises in the Atlantic Ocean and fieldwork trips based in Plymouth. A willingness to spend some time away from Newcastle is therefore required.
Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Rob Upstill-Goddard ( email@example.com )