Opportunity: Postdoctoral Position, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

job_picThe Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (www.bigelow.org) is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position to lead independent research in the laboratory of Dr. Christoph Aeppli.

This GoMRI RFP-V funded work aims to link oil compositional changes in the environment to bioavailability and effects. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental sciences, oceanography, chemistry, or similar field. Preferred qualifications are an ability and interest to work across disciplines, hands-on experience with analytical techniques such as gas or liquid chromatography, strong organizational skills, and good written and oral communication skills. Experience with data manipulation (MATLAB, R), molecular modeling, or fieldwork is a plus. The preferred candidate will have published (or submitted) his/her dissertation chapters in peer-reviewed journals.

Research will be conducted primarily at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine, with opportunities for sampling in the Gulf of Mexico and collaboration with investigators from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Florida State University. The position is offered for two years and is available immediately. Salary will be commensurate with prior experience.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has an active postdoctoral education program, including a postdoctoral education and ethics training program (www.bigelow.org/education/postdoctoral_education/).

To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a brief research statement outlining candidate’s interest in fate and effects of petroleum and how research at Bigelow Laboratory would relate to career goals, as well as contact information for three references to jobs@bigelow.org. Please reference PD-2016-1 in the subject line. For full consideration, the application should be received by February 3, 2016. Video-conference screening interviews with successful candidates are planned in the week of February 15.

Please contact Dr. Christoph Aeppli at caeppli@bigelow.org with specific questions regarding this position.

Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.