Marine Environmental Ecologist

Marine Environmental Ecologist

BAS - British Antarctic Survey

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Description

British Antarctic Survey is looking for a Marine Environmental Ecologist to join our Ecosystems team.

Purpose

The project aims at understanding the impact of marine microplastic pollution on the ability of the ocean to export carbon from the surface to the deep ocean with a focus on zooplankton-plastic debris interaction. The main purpose of the role is to explore how the characteristics of plastics alter as a function of exposure to the marine environment; the vertical distribution and export of plastic over daily and seasonal timescales, and the role of zooplankton as vectors of plastics through the water column.

Work will encompass marine biogeochemical, biology and microplastic particle analysis and will include two multidisciplinary field campaigns (in the Southern Ocean and Mediterranean Sea), in which the post-holder will be involved in manipulative experiments and shipboard instrumentation and moored platforms deployment.

Qualification

  • PhD in marine environmental ecology or equivalent experience.

Duties

  • Contribute to the preparation and planning of CUPIDO research activities;
  • Lead and publish high quality peer-reviewed research related to the CUPIDO objectives;
  • Form and maintain national and international relationships and collaborations for scientific research;
  • Travel to national and international meetings to present research findings;
  • Work with novel oceanographic equipment and develop zooplankton, biogeochemical and microplastic laboratory protocols;
  • Documentation of data set for curation in appropriate data centres (e.g. PDC, BODC);
  • Support cruise planning in terms of data collection;
  • Achieve timely and relevant scientific paper outputs;
  • Proactively pursue and contribute to future research grant opportunities;
  • Documente of data set for curation in appropriate data centres (e.g. PDC, BODC);
  • Engage with the Arctic and Mediterrenean research community as well as with the general public for outreach.

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