Description of the project and dutiesThe aim of this postdoc project is to investigate modifications in the marine environment (mostly below the seafloor) caused by global warming. The postdoc will be mostly dedicated, but not exclusively, to two ongoing projects at the Department of Biology and Environmental Science at Linnaeus University: (1) Impact of climate change in marine sediments of the Baltic Sea, notably changes in methanogenesis and sulphate reduction processes; and (2) Destabilization of gas hydrate reservoirs in marine sediments owing to ocean warming and massive release of methane to sediments and oceans. The work will involve practical activities, possibly field work at sea, but also laboratory work (experiments and analyses) and numerical modelling.
Research areas: Marine geology and geochemistry.
Qualification requirementsWe look for exceptional candidates with a PhD degree in a subject area of relevance for the project (e.g., geosciences, marine geology, geochemistry, marine geochemistry, biogeochemistry) and who is prepared for innovative developments of current lines of research. In addition, the candidate must have a high proficiency in written and spoken English, be able to solve difficult problems, and have the ability to work independently as well as interact well in a research group.
Other assessment groundsExperience in fieldwork activities (preferentially at the sea) and laboratory (geochemistry) are important assets. Experience with numerical modelling of natural systems will be an advantage, but not crucial.
Terms of employmentFull-time, 2 years (720 days). Activities should start in March 2019.
Location, until further notice
Department of Biology and Environmental Science in Kalmar, Sweden.
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ApplicationApplicants should submit a CV, diplomas (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.), and an electronic copy of their PhD thesis. A short motivation (£ 1 A4 page, font 12) explaining the desire to work in the current project should be included. Finally, contact information (phone number and e-mail) for at least two reference persons should be given. Please apply through www.lnu.se. Last day for application is January 3, 2019.
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