Post doc position: marine chemistry in Arctic polar night

The department of Marine Sciences of the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) has opened a new call for a Post Doc position of maximum 24 months. The Department for Marine Sciences, founded 2015, brings together expertise in physical oceanography, marine chemistry, marine biology, marine geology, and marine heritage conservation. The project focuses on the Biogeochemical cycles of halogens in the Arctic during polar night.

The candidate will join an international team participating in the MOSAiC expedition to the high Arctic on-board of the research vessel Polarstern during the dark period of the year (December 2019 to april 2020, dates to be determined). The practical work will include determination of volatile halocarbons in air, seawater, sea ice and snow with gas chromatography. The candidate will take part in the evaluation of the data together with the international biogeochemistry team and present results in manuscript(s) and at conferences, and communicate the findings at various dissemination activities. The candidate is also expected to take part in other research-related activities at the department, and within the research group in particular. The candidate should also be prepared to join specialized courses in polar bear protection and basic safety according to SOLAS during April to June 2019.

Qualified for appointment as postdoc is a person who has been awarded a PhD degree in a subject area relevant for the position no longer than 3 years ago. Relevant subject areas for this position are marine chemistry, chemical oceanography or equivalent academic disciplines. A candidate with a foreign degree that is judged to be comparable is also eligible. The candidate should have earlier experience of analytical determinations of trace compounds in seawater and/or air and extensive field work. Experience of working with halogen chemistry is of special merit.

More exhaustive information can be found on the online application page.