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Postdoc position, Chemical Oceanography - Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg, Germany
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The Sedimentology and Marine Paleoenvironmental Dynamics Group within the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Heidelberg, Germany, invites applications for a PostDoc position in Chemical Oceanography.

The appointment is for two years with salary and social security benefits according to a German civil service position (E 13, 100 %).

The closing date for applications is May 15, 2024. Potential starting date is July 1, 2024 or later.

The position will be based in Heidelberg, but significant parts of the work will be performed in the laboratories at GEOMAR Kiel and NIOZ (Texel) during this postdoctoral project.
Description
During a 65-day expedition from November 2023 until February 2024 RV Polarstern visited the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean and East Antarctica, sampling the water column for its lead concentration and isotopic composition (cruise EASI-2 / PS140). A total of 300 seawater samples of all major water masses in this part of the Southern Ocean could be sampled.

The scientific goal of this two-year postdoctoral project is the quantification of anthropogenic lead input into the remote Southern Ocean from these unique samples.
They aim to explore how lead of anthropogenic origin enters Antarctic waters, because anthropogenic lead can be easily distinguished from naturally introduced lead by higher concentrations and a clearly distinguishable isotopic composition. Since the classic physical-oceanographic water parameters have also been measured during the cruise, they can make clear statements as to where the dissolved lead in each examined body of water is derived from. As an overall goal they not only expect to resolve the input behaviour of anthropogenic Pb into Antarctic waters but also to obtain key information on regional scale water mass mixing processes in the Indian Ocean.

The project is funded by the DFG Priority Program Antarctic Research (SPP1158) and is a cooperation between the University of Heidelberg (Dr. Jörg Lippold), the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Dr. Marcus Gutjahr) and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) (Prof. Rob Middag). The position will be based in Heidelberg, but significant parts of the work will be performed in the laboratories at GEOMAR Kiel and NIOZ (Texel) during this postdoctoral project. Results of this project are expected to be published in peer-reviewed international journals and presented at national and international meetings and conferences.
Tasks
The scientific goal of this two-year postdoctoral project is the quantification of anthropogenic lead input into the remote Southern Ocean from these unique samples.
They aim to explore how lead of anthropogenic origin enters Antarctic waters, because anthropogenic lead can be easily distinguished from naturally introduced lead by higher concentrations and a clearly distinguishable isotopic composition. Since the classic physical-oceanographic water parameters have also been measured during the cruise, they can make clear statements as to where the dissolved lead in each examined body of water is derived from. As an overall goal they not only expect to resolve the input behaviour of anthropogenic Pb into Antarctic waters but also to obtain key information on regional scale water mass mixing processes in the Indian Ocean.
Requirements
Requirements for applicants are completion of a PhD degree in geochemistry, oceanography or neighbouring natural sciences prior to appointment, and written and spoken fluency in English. Ideally, the successful candidate should further have a strong background in chemical oceanography and/or paleoceanography and a strong interest in isotope geochemistry.
The appointment is for two years with salary and social security benefits according to a German civil service position (E 13, 100 %).

The University of Heidelberg is committed to increasing the proportion of female scientific staff, and applications from women are especially welcome. Disabled persons will be given preference if equally qualified.
Applications
Applications (including a CV, a 1-2 page cover letter with a statement of research interests, previous publications and the contact information of two referees) should be sent as a single pdf file to Dr. Jörg Lippold (E-mail: joerg.lippold@geow.uni-heidelberg.de). The closing date for applications is May 15, 2024. Potential starting date is July 1, 2024 or later.
Application deadline
Further information
To view the full job advert, please visit: https://www.geow.uni-heidelberg.de/forschungsgruppen/friedrich/offers.html

For additional information please contact Dr. Marcus Gutjahr, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Wischhofstraße 1-3, D-24148 Kiel, Germany, E-mail: mgutjahr@geomar.de or Dr. Jörg Lippold, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 234, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany; E-mail: joerg.lippold@geow.uniheidelberg.de
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Paleoclimate Modeling and Analysis - Fairfax, USA

Fairfax, United States
Category
Logistics
The Paleo R&D Lab (Paleoclimate Reconstructions and Dynamics) at the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Earth Sciences, George Mason University (GMU), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in paleoclimate modeling and analysis

Department: Atmospheric Oceanic and Earth Sciences, College of Science
Classification: Post Doc 12 month
Job Category: Postdoctoral Faculty
Job Type: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)
Location: Fairfax, VA
Workplace Type: Hybrid Eligible
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Criminal Background Check: Yes
Description
In line with Mason’s Carnegie classification as a Research I university, the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences (AOES) focuses on being a prominent center for translational research. Faculty and students in the department conduct high quality, rigorous research on pressing problems, and work to disseminate knowledge in both academic and non-academic circles. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Geology and Atmospheric Sciences, M.S. degrees in Earth Systems Science and Climate Science, and a Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics. The faculty includes geologists, atmospheric scientists, paleontologists, paleoclimatologist and oceanographers. Additional information about the department may be found at: https://science.gmu.edu/academics/departments-units/atmospheric-oceanic-earth-sciences. GMU's proximity to Washington, D.C. provides unmatched geographical access to numerous federal agencies and national laboratories.

This NSF-funded postdoctoral project aims to explores the impact of various boundary conditions on hydroclimate patterns across the tropics since the Last Glacial Maximum. The research methodology entails integrating isotope-enabled coupled climate model simulations, paleoclimate data compilation and synthesis, and proxy system models. The postdoctoral research fellow works in close collaboration with researchers from Brown University, NCAR, and the Ohio State University. The position is funded for up to two years, subject to satisfactory progress in the first year.
Tasks
- Conduct climate model simulations and analyze climate model outputs;
- Compile and synthesis paleoclimate data;
- Integrate climate model outputs, paleoclimate data, and proxy system model;
- Lead publications in peer-reviewed journals;
- Present project results in academic conferences
Requirements
- Terminal degree in a related field;
- Ph.D. in Earth sciences, climate dynamics, atmospheric sciences, geography, or a closely related field;
- Experience in analyzing output from climate models;
- Strong scientific analytical ability, creativity, and self-motivation;
- Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Matlab, NCL, or R; and
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous experience with running CESM or CAM is highly desirable; and
- Experience with academic publishing is preferred.
Applications
For full consideration, applicants must apply for Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Paleoclimate Modeling and Analysis at https://listings.jobs.gmu.edu/jobs/ba453750-3069-4476-ade0-e760b0525f87#applynow; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, CV, research statement and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date: January 30, 2024
For Full Consideration, Apply by: April 1, 2024
Open Until Filled?: Yes
Application deadline
Further information
To view the full job advert, please visit: https://listings.jobs.gmu.edu/jobs/ba453750-3069-4476-ade0-e760b0525f87#applynow

For inquiries and more information, please contact Dr. Xiaojing Du (xdu5@gmu.edu)
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Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Climate Science with a specialization in extreme heat and human health - Houston, USA

Houston, United States
Category
Logistics
The Climate & Water Lab in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the field of climate science with a specialization in extreme heat and human health.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

This project is supported for up to two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance.
Description
The Climate & Water Lab in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the field of climate science with a specialization in extreme heat and human health.
Tasks
The position requires a strong background in climate science & modeling, as well as with high-resolution weather and climate instrumental data. Experience in numerical/statistical and geospatial modeling is required, and experience running CAM5/6 and/or CESM is preferred.
Requirements
The position requires a strong background in climate science & modeling, as well as with high-resolution weather and climate instrumental data. Experience in numerical/statistical and geospatial modeling is required, and experience running CAM5/6 and/or CESM is preferred.
The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed career plan aligning with the scientific topic, and a commitment to fostering diversity in their field of research.
Candidates will be expected to contribute positively to the diversity of the department through outreach or other means. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.
Applications
Applicants are required to submit a current CV to Dr. Sylvia Dee (sylvia.dee@rice.edu). Letters of reference should be submitted by 2-3 referees to the same email address.

Application review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Appointment may begin any time after 1 August 2024.
Application deadline
Further information
For further information or questions contact sylvia.dee@rice.edu
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Paleo Climate - Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway
Category
Logistics
Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at the Department of Geosciences, Section for Meteorology and Oceanography, University of Oslo.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is for a period of two years.
Preferable starting date August 2024
Salary NOK 575 400 – 657 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
Professionally stimulating working environment
Vibrant international academic environment
Postdoctoral development programmes
Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo.
Description
The position is associated with NORCLI (Nordic Climate History. Using the past to envision the future. The candidate is expected to present a research project closely connected to the main project.

www.hf.uio.no/iakh/english/research/projects/climatecultures/norcli/index.html

NORCLI is an interdisciplinary project jointly run by the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (Prof. Dominik Collet) and the Department of Geosciences, Section for Meteorology and Oceanography (Prof. Kirstin Krüger) and is financed by UiO: Energy and Environment. It investigates what happened when Nordic societies faced abrupt climate change in the past 1000 years, aiming to contribute to and broaden contemporary discussions. NORCLI progresses from reconnecting and integrating data from historical and natural archives as well as climate models to narrating the result to a wider societal audience. The project collaborates closely with several other current projects (CLIMCULT, NORLIA, VIKINGS, CLIMCRIS, Force-VOL) in the field of paleo climate and climate history.
Tasks
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to pursue a research project within this framework focusing either on paleo climate modelling and/or on paleo proxies (f.e., lake sediments, tree rings, ice cores). As the candidate will be working closely with the second NORCLI postdoc based in historical sciences, we ask for potential areas of collaboration to be highlighted in the application. During the first year the position is connected to an international research group on Nordic Climate history at the Center for Advanced Study (CAS) in Oslo (cas-nor.no/project/nordic-little-ice-age-1300-1900-norlia). Previous documented experience with paleo climate modelling or paleo climate proxies, interdisciplinary designs and the historical archives on climate is appreciated. The prospective candidates are welcome to contact the NORCLI project leaders ahead of submission of the job application.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.
Requirements
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Paleo Climate or a related discipline.
Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:
The research project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance, and innovation.
The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and to contribute to the main project.
The potential to integrate and develop interdisciplinary approaches and to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.
Applications
Apply via the 'Apply for this job' button on the jobbnorge website here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/258424/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-paleo-climate

The application must include:
Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest for the position)
CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
List of publications
Project description (appox. 3 pages. See Template for project descriptions for an outline (https://www.hf.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/projectdescription.html). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It should highlight potential areas of interdisciplinary cooperation with the corresponding postdoctoral fellowship in the climate history and the two PIs. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment.
Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Preferred starting date is August 2024
Application deadline
Further information
View the full job description at: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/258424/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-paleo-climate
Formal regulations: https://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/regulations-employment-conditions-postdoc.html

For further information about the position please contact: Kirstin Krüger (kirstin.kruger@geo.uio.no) and Dominik Collet (dominik.collet@iakh.uio.no)
For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Ole Rustad, e-mail: ole.rustad@mn.uio.no
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Climate History - Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway
Category
Logistics
A two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Archaelogy, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.
Salary NOK 575 400 – 657 300 per annum depending on qualifications
A professionally stimulating working environment
Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Attractive welfare benefits
Description
A two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Archaelogy, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

The position is associated with NORCLI (Nordic Climate History. Using the past to envision the future): https://www.hf.uio.no/iakh/english/research/projects/climatecultures/norcli/ .
The candidate is expected to present a research project closely connected to the main project.
NORCLI is an interdisciplinary project jointly run by the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (Prof. Dominik Collet) and Department of Geosciences in Meteorology (Prof. Kirstin Krüger) and is financed by UiO: Energy and Environment. It investigates what happened when Nordic societies faced abrupt climate change during the past 1000 years, aiming to contribute to and broaden contemporary discussions." NORCLI progresses from reconnecting and integrating data from historical and natural archives as well as climate models to narrating the result to a wider societal audience. The project collaborates closely with several other current projects (CLIMCULT, NORLIA, VIKINGS, CLIMCRIS, Force-VOL) in the field of climate history.
Tasks
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to pursue a research project within this framework. As the candidate will be working closely with the second NORCLI postdoc based in the climate sciences, the department asks for potential areas of collaboration to be highlighted in the application. During the first year the position is connected to an international research group on Nordic Climate history at the Center for Advanced Study (CAS) in Oslo. Previous documented experience with the approaches of climate or environmental history, interdisciplinary designs and the historical archives on climate is appreciated. The prospective candidates are welcome to contact the NORCLI project leaders ahead of submission of the job application.

The position is available for a period of two years.

The successful candidate is expected to be based in Oslo during the project period. Preferred starting date is August 2024.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
Requirements
PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in history, climate and environmental history or a related historical discipline
The candidate's research project must be closely connected with the central objectives of the project
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and preferably a Scandinavian language
Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:
The research project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance, and innovation
The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and to contribute to the main project
The potential to integrate and develop interdisciplinary approaches and to work in multi-disciplinary teams
Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines
Applications
Apply via the 'Apply for this job? button on the jobbnorge website: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/257097/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-climate-history

The application must include:

Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
List of publications
Project description (appox. 3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions https://www.hf.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/projectdescription.html). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It should highlight potential areas of interdisciplinary cooperation with the corresponding postdoctoral fellowship in the climate sciences. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment
Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Preferred starting date is August 2024.
Application deadline
Further information
To view the complete vacancy, please visit: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/257097/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-climate-history

For questions about the position:
Professor Dominik Collet https://www.hf.uio.no/iakh/personer/vit/historie/fast/dominikc/index.html
Professor Kristin Krüger https://www.mn.uio.no/geo/english/people/aca/metos/kkrueger/index.html
For questions about how to apply:
HR Adviser Mira Kramarova https://www.hf.uio.no/english/people/admin/fac/hr/miroslak/index.html
Contact email
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Postdoctoral investigator - Woods Hole, USA

Woods Hole, United States
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Logistics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. This position is full-time for an 18-month period. The candidate would ideally start by mid-to-late 2024.
Description
WHOI are seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator to join an interdisciplinary project to study past and future changes in ocean heat content and inert gas tracers of global ocean temperature and air-sea gas exchange. The primary objectives of the project are to (i) improve understanding of the physical mechanisms of air-sea disequilibrium in the global ocean as a step towards (ii) refining quantitative estimates of changes in ocean heat content recorded by inert gas tracers in the atmosphere (e.g., preserved in ice core air bubbles).
Tasks
The Postdoctoral Investigator will join a team of scientists at WHOI and Oxford to carry out tracer-enabled climate model simulations of past, present, and future ocean configurations. While there are specific goals of the project, the overall scope is broad, and the Postdoctoral Investigator will have freedom to independently design and carry out additional experiments.
The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.
The Postdoctoral Investigator will serve as the lead conducting numerical model experiments of inert gas tracers and heat content in the global ocean. They will be expected to contribute to experiment development, data analysis, visualization, writing of manuscripts, and presentation of results at scientific meetings. The project is collaborative, and the ideal candidate should have experience and interest in working on a team.
Requirements
As deemed necessary by supervisor

Education & Experience
A PhD, in Earth Science, Climate Science, Chemistry, Physics, or Oceanography, is required. Experience with geochemical tracers, quantitative data analysis and visualization skills, and numerical modeling is preferred, but there is flexibility; please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like to discuss how your background may fit with the goals of the project.

It is expected that the applicant will have experience with and interest in paleoclimatology, geochemical tracers, oceanography, and (ideally) numerical modeling. However, the qualifications of the job are flexible, and we encourage all interested applicants to reach out even if your background does not include all the topics listed above.

Special Requirements
None

Physical Requirements
This project will primarily be office based, and therefore no special physical requirements are anticipated. Must have audio and visual ability, and manual dexterity to function alone and in a group, as well as at a computer.

Sea Duty
None
Applications
Online application forms should be submitted, along with a detailed cover letter that outlines your prior experience as it pertains to this position and full curriculum vitae including contact information for three references. The position is available immediately, but the start date is flexible. The candidate would ideally start by mid-to-late 2024 (please state your availability in the cover letter).
Application deadline
Further information
For further information and to view the full job description, please visit:
https://careers-whoi.icims.com/jobs/2252/postdoctoral-investigator/job

For inquiries, please e-mail: eeo@whoi.edu
Contact email
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