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The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the University of Oldenburg invites applications for a

Doctoral candidate (m/f/d) in marine biogeochemistry

salary according to E13 TV-L, 75 %

starting 01.04.2021 until 31.03.2024

The position will be filled after the third-party funding has been finally confirmed and is limited to a project duration of 3 years. Confirmation is expected by the application deadline.

The ICBM is an interdisciplinary research institute, for fundamental and applied marine research. The internationally renowned institute aims at understanding the function of marine environmental systems through close cooperation of the various scientific disciplines (chemistry, biology, physics, mathematical modelling) of its more than 20 research groups.

The position is part of the third-party funded project ProCarbon (Process studies of the stability and vulnerability of carbon storages in the Baltic and North Seas) in the framework of collaborative project CARBOSTORE (funded by BMBF, MARE:N). Overarching aim of ProCarbon is a process understanding on how different carbon reservoirs in the North and Baltic Seas react to anthropogenic environmental changes.

Project description: Focus of this doctoral project is the biogeochemistry of dissolved organic sulfur in the North and Baltic Seas. Abiotic sulfurization of organic matter in sulfidic sediments and anoxic basins, and the large-scale distribution and reactivity of dissolved organic sulfur in the ocean will be studied. This entails oceanographic cruises, experiments in the laboratories on land and elemental and molecular analyses, mainly via ultrahigh-resolution mass spectrometry (FT-ICR-MS). The PhD candidate will work closely together with physical oceanographers, mathematical modelers and biologists.

Recruitment requirement: Qualifying academic university degree (M.Sc. or diploma (not of a University of Applied Sciences)) in Environmental Sciences, Analytical Chemistry or comparable disciplines. Relevant experience in analytical and environmental chemistry is required. Familiarity with mass spectrometry is advantageous. Good communication skills and proficient English skills (written and spoken) are expected as well as the ability to work collaboratively.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to §21 Section 3 NHG female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

In case of questions regarding this job offer, contact Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dittmar (). Please send your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and references in a single document preferably by email to Susanne Wendeling () using subject "Carbostore" by 31.01.2021.


(Stand: 26.01.2021)