Research Associate, Scientific Coordination of the Research Unit "Biogeochemical Processes and Air-sea Exchange in the Sea-Surface Microlayer (BASS)"

Research Associate, Scientific Coordination of the Research Unit "Biogeochemical Processes and Air-sea Exchange in the Sea-Surface Microlayer (BASS)"

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Oldenburg, Germany

The position is part of the BASS research group funded by the German Research Foundation. The overall goal is to investigate the importance of sea-surface microlayer (SML) as a biogeo- and photochemical reactor and how its reactivity affects ocean-atmosphere interactions. BASS will provide new insights into the accumulation of organic material in the SML and how well-adapted microbes and (photo)chemistry transform organic material. BASS will investigate the extent to which photochemical production of trace gases and the presence of natural surfactants in the SML influence ocean-atmosphere exchange processes. BASS will also investigate the coupling between the SML and bulk water, as this coupling determines the distribution of the unique products of biogeo- and photochemical processes in the SML to the upper ocean. Eight subprojects will collaborate in joint field campaigns in the open North Sea, a joint mesocosm study at the Sea-Surface Facility at ICBM, and a joint experiment at the University of Hamburg Wind Wave tank. BASS will combine interdisciplinary expertise, advanced technologies for millimeter-scale observations, core infrastructures for controlled experiments, and state-of-the-art analytical facilities at the molecular and cellular levels. Remotely operated and autonomous catamarans, drifter buoys, and measuring buoys are used for field work.

Your tasks:

  • Coordination of joint and interdisciplinary research activities of all eight subprojects at sea, mesocosm studies and experiments in the Wind Wave tank.
  • Support in a concept for the acquisition, access and archiving of scientific data.
  • Management of the database with quality assurance, backups, general data analysis and visualization.
  • Support in the organization of workshops and events for public relations, and writing of publications.

Required prerequisites:

  • Qualifying academic university degree (master or diploma (not of a University of Applied Sciences) in the fields of: Oceanography, Environmental Science or a related field of study.
  • Willingness and aptitude to participate in expeditions on research vessels lasting a few weeks.
  • Experience in data management of complex and interdisciplinary studies.
  • Social and intercultural competence, ability to work in a team.
  • Very good language skills in English.

You ideally bring with you:

  • PhD in Oceanography, Environmental Science or a related subject.
  • Extensive knowledge in the analysis of large data sets, preferably experience in Matlab or similar software solution for data analysis.
  • Experience in science management.

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