Alfred Wegener Institute - Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

PostDoc "APOC - Anthropogenic impacts on particulate organic carbon cycling in the North Sea" (BB-E1F12)

Gefunden in: Neuvoo DE


Job description


PostDoc "APOC - Anthropogenic impacts on particulate organic carbon cycling in the North Sea"

APOC is a collaborative project funded by the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research). The overarching goal is to understand how the cycling of particulate organic carbon (POC) contributes to carbon sequestration in the North Sea and how this ecosystem service is compromised by global change and human pressures. In detail, we seek to combine hydroacoustic mapping, turbulence and resuspension measurements with biogeochemical analysis of POC remineralization in order to:

  • quantify the POC transport and transformation processes along lateral POC transport routes as a function of hydro- and morphodynamics,

  • assess the role of anthropogenic factors (bottom trawl) on POC mobilization and transport,

  • parameterize POC transport, remineralization and sedimentation processes, and extrapolate rates in the North Sea.

  • Tasks
    You will

  • plan and conduct ship-based measurements to determine POC distribution and degradation rates in relation to key environmental parameters hydrodynamics, sediment morphodynamics) and human pressure

  • design and conduct artificial large-scale resuspension experiments on the seafloor (bottom trawl)

  • analyze suspended particle and POC composition, including isotope measurements

  • apply and develop empirical transport-reaction models

  • present results in scientific journals and to non-experts in comprehensible form

  • Requirements

  • PhD in geoscience, bioscience or environmental sciences

  • Expertise in organic carbon mineralization processes

  • Expertise in sediment transport and depositional processes in coastal waters

  • Experience in carbon analytics and isotope geochemistry

  • Experience in data based inverse modeling

  • Willingness and capability to participate in seagoing expeditions

  • Further Information
    The AWI is characterised by

    The AWI is characterised by

  • our scientific success - excellent research.

  • collaboration and cooperation - intra-institute, national and international, interdisciplinary.

  • opportunities to develop – on the job, aiming at other positions and beyond AWI.

  • a culture of reconciling work and family – an audited and well-supported aspect of our operation

  • our outstanding research infrastructure – ships, stations, aircraft, laboratories and more.

  • an international environment – everyday contacts with people from all over the world.

  • having an influence – fundamental research with social and political relevance

  • flat hierarchies – facilitating freedom and responsibility

  • exciting science topics, with opportunities also in technology, administration and infrastructure

  • Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy. The AWI aims to increase the number of female employees and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply.

    Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present.

    The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family in various ways and has received a number of awards as a result of this engagement.

    This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest scientific organisation.

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