The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the University of Oldenburg invites applications for a
Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d)
Research area: multidimensional NMR of natural organic matter in the ocean
salary according to E13 TV-L, 100%
starting immediately for a period of 3 years
Application deadline: 15 March 2021
The position is suitable for part-time work.
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 modeling) of its more than 20 research groups.
The position is part of a collaborative project funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture in the framework of the program Digitalization in the Natural Sciences. The project is entitled Global Carbon Cycling and Complex Molecular Patterns in Aquatic Systems: Integrated Analyses Powered by Semantic Data Management. In this project marine geochemists and mathematical modelers at ICBM work together with data scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Göttingen).
Your tasks: High-field, multidimensional NMR analysis of highly complex natural organic matter samples from seawater. Interpretation of the spectra with advanced spectral analysis tools, and preparation of the acquired data for implementation in novel data analysis tools.
Requirements: Qualifying academic university degree (Master or Diploma (not of a University of Applied Sciences)) and a doctoral degree in chemistry or related fields. Profound knowledge and experience in multidimensional NMR are required. Experience in the molecular analysis of complex natural organic mixtures and knowledge in data science and multivariate statistics is advantageous. Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English and have ability for and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary, international team and to communicate with external partners.
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 with Lower Saxony regulations (§ 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.
Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, qualifying documents (final academic records), research statement (1 page), and the names and contact information of up to three references should be submitted by email in a single PDF to Susanne Wendeling () using subject "Digitalization-NMR" by 15.03.2021.
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dittmar () for more information about the position.