Microbial Ecologist

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is one of the top five institutions in the World delivering integrated marine science and technology. With sites in Southampton and Liverpool, it is the UK’s leading centre for coastal and deep ocean research and technology development. The Centre, at Southampton, represents a collaborative partnership with the University of Southampton’s School of Ocean and Earth Science (OES); this partnership is underpinned by the Graduate School of NOCS, which, with over 200 PhD students, represents one of the largest postgraduate marine science communities in the World -http://noc.ac.uk/gsnocs.

The NERC Directorate of Science and Technology at the NOC contains five research groups. Our science has high socio-economic impact and tackles many of the major environmental issues of immediate concern to both Government and public.

We are now looking to recruit a high-quality candidate to three-year fellowship to strengthen and expand our research in the Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems group. http://noc.ac.uk/science-technology/research-groups/obe

You will be working with Professor Mike Zubkov and his research group on a range of problems related to the ecological functioning of the subtropical ocean gyre regions. This would utilize a combination of lab and fieldwork and would operate within the context of the Atlantic Meridional Transect programme.

You will have a PhD degree in Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry, Biogeochemistry research or a related field and practical experience in flow cytometry, analytical biochemistry, radiotracer chemistry, elemental analysis and mass spectrometry would be desirable.

General enquiries regarding this post should be directed to Professor Mike Zubkov, Marine Microbial Biogeochemist (e-mail mvz@noc.ac.uk).

The post will be offered on NERC terms and conditions and the salary will be in the range of £26,180 to £29,410 per annum.

NERC provides benefits that include a RCUK pension scheme and a generous leave scheme offering up to 30 days leave and a further 10.5 Public/privilege days.

Opportunities for further training and development are supported. Further information on the application process, including job specifications, is on the Research Council’s Shared Service Centre recruitment site: please APPLY ONLINE below.

Please quote reference number IRC58706 on all correspondence. Applicants who would like to receive the adverts in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact 00 44 (0) 1793 867003.

The closing date for completed application forms is 31st August 2012.