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Cardiff Univesrity | UK | Deadline: various
  1. 1. Research Associate in Marine Protist-Plankton Ecophysiology
  2. Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)

Vacancy Number: 9968BR

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position (RA), forming part of the Sêr Cymru project: "Living with the Perfect Beast; establishing MixoHUB, a centre of excellence for mixoplankton research in Wales" led by Dr Aditee Mitra.

The focus of this Sêr Cymru project is to build "MixoHUB", a dynamic cross-disciplinary research group of international excellence based in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences with close collaborations with the School of Engineering and the Water Research Institute. Through establishment of a unique and impactful research group, for combined empirical and in silico research on the new mixoplankton paradigm, this project will thus develop national and international capability at Cardiff University, in a globally important arena.

This RA position in Marine Protist-Plankton Ecophysiology is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the building of the new MixoHUB at Cardiff University. Working with Dr Aditee Mitra and Dr Rupert Perkins at The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences and Dr Reza Ahmadian at the School of Engineering, the role of the RA is to establish and maintain cultures of different mixoplankton species (e.g., Karlodinium, Prymnesium, Strombidium), and to conduct laboratory-based experiments on mixoplankton ecophysiology using a range of different techniques and instrumentation. The data thus generated will aid in systems dynamics modelling work. The RA will receive training in utilization of laboratory experimental data for systems dynamics ecophysiology modelling.

The RA will work in close collaboration with other MixoHUB associated staff including another MixoHUB RA who will be incorporating and implementing systems dynamics food-web processes of protist plankton within hydro-environmental models. The MixoHUB RAs will also have opportunities to collaborate with other projects linked to the hub, such as EC-funded Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions ITN MixITiN (www.mixotroph.org ) and EU funded EERES4WATER (www.eeres4water.eu ).

In addition to the above duties, the RA will be expected to produce work of publishable quality for appropriate high quality peer reviewed journals, present papers at national and international conferences, develop outreach opportunities related to the MixoHUB project, and contribute to the development of collaborative research grants.

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant subject involving protist plankton physiology, with demonstrable expertise in culture work and at least one of the following: mixoplankton ecophysiology &/or marine plankton ecology &/or marine Harmful Algal Bloom ecophysiology.

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is a fixed-term appointment until 31 March 2023. The target start date is 1st October 2020.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Aditee Mitra, email: MitraA2@cardiff.ac.uk

For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact John Evans, email: EvansJ13@cardiff.ac.uk

Important Notes:

Applications can only be accepted via the online system.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number.

Closing date: Saturday 8 August 2020.

 

2. Research Associate in Palaeoceanography and Isotope Geochemistry

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)

Vacancy Number: 9996BR

Applications are invited for a joint National Science Foundation (NSF US) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC UK) Research Associate (RA) position, between the School and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University (CU) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), forming part of the funded project 'Constraining the oxic marine sink of novel metal isotope proxies to underpin paleoceanographic reconstructions'.

The position will be based in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University, a dynamic and successful multi-disciplinary centre devoted to research in the disciplines of Earth and Ocean Sciences. The partner institution, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world's largest ocean research organization with access to a large number of research facilities and sea-going operations.

Working with Dr Morten Andersen (CU), Dr Kassandra Costa (WHOI), Dr. Ann Dunlea (WHOI) and Dr. Sune Nielsen (WHOI) the role of the RA is to perform a global-scale investigation of the Mo, Tl, U and Zn isotope compositions of modern deep-sea oxic marine sediments for a detailed understanding of the isotopic compositions of the marine budget of these elements for paleoceanographic reconstructions. The RA will work in the state-of-the-art isotope facilities of Cardiff's Earth Laboratory for Trace Element and Isotope Chemistry (CELTIC) and the Non-traditional Isotope Research on Various Advances Novel Applications (NIRVANA) laboratories at WHOI for all analytical work. At CU the RA will benefit from being part of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences Living Earth Research group and the CELTIC team and their cutting-edge expertise in paeloceanographic reconstructions and isotope analytical expertise. The cross-University project involves extended visits to WHOI, where the RA will have full access to scientific and community activities, as well as daily interaction with the WHOI PIs and other NIRVANA lab members.

In addition to these duties, the RA will be expected to produce work of publishable quality for appropriate high-quality peer reviewed journals, present papers at national and international conferences, develop outreach opportunities related to the project, and contribute to the development of collaborative research grants.

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant subject. Expertise in analytical geochemistry is essential and expertise in isotope geochemistry highly advantageous.

This position is full time (35 hours per week). It is available from 1st January 2021 and fixed term for 24 months.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Morten Andersen, email: AndersenM1@cardiff.ac.uk

For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact Briony FitzGerald, email: fitzgeraldB1@cardiff.ac.uk

Important Notes:

Applications can only be accepted via the online system.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number.

To apply please visit our website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date: Sunday 16 August 2020

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