Post Doc Associate

Location
Gainesville, Florida
Posted
Apr 05, 2016
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification Title:

Post Doc Associate

Job Description:

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida has an opening for a full-time postdoctoral associate. The position requires a PhD in Oceanography, Marine Science, Aquatic Chemistry, Marine Organic Geochemistry, or similar field obtained within the last 3 years and expertise in the application of isotopic and chemical biomarker techniques, with specific emphasis on the use of GC-MS and/or HPLC-MS.

The successful applicant will in part, work on an exciting new NSF-proposal that will determine if the source of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the open ocean can be attributed to plankton. CDOM is a small but important fraction of the oceanic DOM pool that interacts with solar radiation, thus affecting photochemical and biological processes in the ocean. This project will utilize a powerful, new technique of measuring base-extractable POM (BEPOM) absorbance and fluorescence, discrete chemical measurements of probable precursors to planktonic CDOM (tryptophan, Trp, and ubiquinone, Ubq), and enzymatic assays, thereby providing new insights into the origin and production of planktonic CDOM and its transformation by bacteria.  Highly motivated candidates with strong analytical skills chemical biomarker and isotopic techniques are encouraged to apply and to incorporate their interests into the project. Demonstrated experience in the GC-MS and HPLC-MS analyses will be emphasized. A demonstrated record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals is required.

Advertised Salary:

$46,000.00

Minimum Requirements:

The position requires a PhD in Oceanography, Marine Science, Aquatic Chemistry, Marine Organic Geochemistry, or similar field obtained within the last 3 years and expertise in the application of isotopic and chemical biomarker techniques, with specific emphasis on the use of GC-MS and/or HPLC-MS.

Preferred Qualifications:  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

 

Please submit the following items by email as a single pdf to Dr. Thomas S. Bianchi (tbianchi@ufl.edu: CV, publication list, statement of research interests, one-page summary of Ph.D. thesis, and minimum of three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. 

 

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