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Marine Ecologist – Biogeochemical

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 29/11/2020
Company Name British Antarctic Survey
Contact Name Human Resources Section
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Marine Ecology Jobs with British Antarctic Survey. (BAS) is one of the world's leading environmental research centres and is responsible for the UK's national scientific activities in Antarctica.
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The post-holder will have be carrying out work in biological oceanography and biogeochemistry to support several ongoing programmes of work. The SCOOBIES programme is making a long-term assessment of major biogeochemical parameters in the northern Scotia Sea, which is a globally significant region of atmospheric carbon drawdown and sequestration, as well as a region in which ocean acidificationis advancing rapidly. The postholder will undertake fieldwork to ensure the continuation of these measurements as well as laboratory analyses to quantify key parameters. They will also be supporting the PICCOLO project, especially on the collection and analysis of plankton samples. The post-holder will be expected to write reports on their field expeditions and analyses and, where appropriate, to lodge these with the appropriate data depository (e.g. Polar Data Centre, GBIF. Where appropriate, they will also be encouraged to write manuscripts based on their analyses.


PhD (or equivalent) in biogeochemistry or numerate environmental or oceanographic science area


The post-holder will have the following roles:

  • Determine the abundance and diversity of zooplankton at the SCOOBIES sites
    and PICCOLO sampling stations
  • Analysis of physical environmental variables (e.g. Temperature, Salinity, Mixed
    layer depth) at sampling sites
  • Determination of biogeochemical variables, specifically POC, PIC, TA, pCO2
    and Chl-a at SCOOBIES sites and POC and PIC at PICCOLO sites
  • Participate in fieldwork as required to address team goals, and including: packing and cruise preparation, including mooring systems; writing cruise reports
  • Recover and prepare moored environmental sampling devices (sediment trap,
    water column sampler, other water chemistry samplers, as appropriate)
  • Lodge quality controlled datasets with Polar Data Centre
  • Write-up cruise reports and lead and/or assist in the writing of peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Please quote reference: BAS 20/88
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 29 November 2020
Interviews are scheduled to be held: 15 December 2020

BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options, including job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.

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