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[Met-jobs] Postdoc in Ocean Acidification at Carnegie Institution for Science

From "Nantuna, Sharyn" <>
Date Fri, 21 Jun 2013 05:30:01 -0700

Postdoc Opportunity: Ocean Acidification and Coral Reef Metabolism

Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology on the Stanford campus.

We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher who can lead research projects that contribute to a better understanding of effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs. We are engaged in a project to use geochemical approaches (i.e., measuring changes in water chemistry) to evaluate how ocean acidification might impact coral reef growth in the natural environment.  We are particularly interested in performing experiments in which we manipulate water chemistry flowing over a part of the reef. We are also becoming involved in work in California tidal pool systems.

The successful candidate will play a major role in planning and executing field expeditions. Most of our work to date has been in Australia's Great Barrier Reef (One Tree Island, Lizard Island, Heron Island), but we are starting work in California. You would not be in a big group of coral reef researchers, but you would be encouraged to collaborate with others. We are looking to develop an exciting collegial atmosphere with a lot of personal freedom, wherein each group member both leads research projects and collaborates on projects led by others.

Ideally, the position will start in N.H. summer of 2014, but we are flexible with regard to start dates. The initial term will be for one year with the potential for renewal for up to a maximum of four years. The position will involve working with Ken Caldeira at the Carnegie Institution Dept. of Global Ecology on the Stanford University campus. Carnegie Institution postdocs have access to most Stanford facilities. Interested potential postdocs should send an email to <> with ‘[OA]’ in the subject line, containing (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a few sentences on research interests, and (3) the names and contact info for three references. (It is helpful if you also fill out this web form: )

Key factors in our hiring decisions will be intelligence, thoughtfulness, creativity, motivation, productivity, and a record of successful scientific or technical publication. We are flexible with regard to your domain of expertise. The Carnegie Institution is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, physical condition, or country of national origin.

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