The research section 'Bentho-Pelagic Processes' in Bremerhaven, Germany, is offering a Postdoctoral position (m/f/d) with focus on organic carbon mineralization in coastal sandy sediments, starting 01.01.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. You will participate in a project of the Marum Cluster of Excellence “The Ocean Floor – Earth’s Uncharted Interface”.
The research project investigates the role of coastal sandy sediments in the transformation and mineralization of organic carbon. The aim is to analyze the various pathways of organic matter and to determine the particulate and dissolved fractions that are retained and degraded in sands in order to assess the filtration capacity of sandy seabeds and their potential to buffer the anthropogenic matter input to coastal seas. By combining the fields of sediment dynamics, biogeochemistry and microbiology, the research project aims to understand how sediment properties, hydro- and morphodynamics, and microbial activity determine the transport pathways and the mineralization rates of particulate and dissolved organic matter in coastal sands.
Within the Marum Cluster of Excellence, you will join the project of the Research Unit “Receiver” Theme 2: “The role of continental shelves in nutrient cycling and organic matter transformation”. The project is embedded in a multidisciplinary network of cooperation partners from several institutes in Northern Germany. It is planned to approach the research topic by combining ship based field measurements (e.g. with automated benthic observatories), experimental work (e.g. with flow through reactors), organic carbon analytics, and mathematical modeling.
For further information please contact Dr. Moritz Holtappels (firstname.lastname@example.org, +49(471)4831-2030).
The position is limited to 2 years with possible extensions for further years depending on funding. The salary will be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund), up to salary level 13. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy and we encourage women to apply.
Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present. The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family through various means. Because of our engagement in the area of work-life compatibility we have been awarded the certificate “Career and Family”.
Please forward your application by December 8th, 2019 exclusively online.
Reference number: 19/131/D/Bio-b