Postdoc Opportunity in Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, USA

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences invites applications for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the area of phytoplankton physiology and ocean acidification. The work is associated with a recently-funded NSF project on the effects of ocean acidification (OA) on coccolithophores and their associated grazers, as well as impacts of OA on the oceanic alkalinity and biological carbon pumps.

Minimal requirements are a Ph.D. in marine science, oceanography or related field with a focus in phytoplankton physiology and OA. Preferred qualifications are experience in at least one (and preferably more) of the following areas: culturing of marine phytoplankton (batch, semi-continuous and continuous cultures), knowledge of seawater carbonate chemistry (including experience with high-precision measurements of seawater pH) and statistical analysis. The preferred candidate will have published (or submitted) their dissertation chapters in peer reviewed journals. The position is a full-time, 1-year appointment, renewable up to three years depending on progress and continued funding.

Applicants should send their CV, a brief description of research interests (2 pages max), and contact information for three references to Please reference Job #PD-2012-3 in the subject line. Specific questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. William M. Balch at