The successful applicant for this role will study phytoplankton diversity – ecosystem functioning relationships, especially biological control of the marine carbonate system and resulting water column C fluxes. The key scientific questions of the project are related to the connections of the Baltic Sea phytoplankton community structure and diversity to primary productivity, carbon cycling and the dynamics of oceanic carbonate system. Essentially, the project utilizes continuous automated measurements.
Work includes both experimental studies in the laboratory and field work at sea and at the Utö research station. The hired post doc will participate in international projects and especially in a joint AQUACOSM network experiments. The job includes a research visit of 3 months to Germany. The tasks involve analysis of results using applied statistical tools and models. Post doc is expected to publish scientific results in peer reviewed journals, participate in applying additional funding and participate in student supervision.