University of Southampton currently has a vacancy for a Research Fellow in Marine Trace Metal Biogeochemistry. The role will involve interaction with the study of ‘The impact of Mid-Ocean Ridges on the ocean’s iron cycle’ (FRidge). Recently funded by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), FRidge is a UK-based multi-institutional project, with strong collaborative links to partners at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (USA) and at the University of Minnesota (USA). Our aim is to combine novel observational and modelling experiments to investigate both the longevity of hydrothermal iron plumes and examine how the ridge affects the vertical mixing of iron.
The applicant should have a PhD (or equivalent) in biogeochemical or chemical oceanography along with a publication record appropriate to your research experience. You will have experience of sample collection at sea, clean lab methodologies and analysis of dissolved trace elements. You will be expected to play a full role in the timely write-up and publication of the results, including participation in national and international ocean sciences conferences.