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Post-doc in marine sediment biogeochemistry

The department of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry at the Free 
University of Brussels is offering a three-year post doc project (with the 
possibility of extension) that will investigate the role and impact of the 
ocean floor on the global carbon cycle. The project's principal aim is to 
quantify the impact of biological reworking (bioturbation, bio-irrigation) 
on oxygen consumption, organic matter processing and carbon burial in 
marine sediments. The research involves data-mining as well as 
biogeochemical model simulations of the global ocean floor. The candidate 
will collaborate internationally with investigators at SAMS (UK), Dalhousie 
University (Canada) and NIOO-CEME (The Netherlands) as part of an ongoing 
FWO-Odysseus project.

Profile and qualifications: We seek a creative person with a broad interest 
in global biogeochemistry and climate science, who is motivated to work in 
an international and multidisciplinary research environment. Candidates 
must hold a PhD degree in biogeochemistry, oceanography, chemical 
engineering, environmental science or a related field. Quantitative skills 
and experience with mathematical modelling are a plus. Salary and 
employment terms are set in accordance with the university regulations at 
the time of appointment.

Please send a CV, cover letter, and names of three references to: Dr. ir. 
Filip Meysman, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laboratory of Analytical and 
Environmental Chemistry, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium (Email: 
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Information about the department of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry 
at the Free University of Brussels can be found at 
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information about the project contact Filip Meysman.

Deadline for application: 01 April 2008.

Dr. Filip Meysman
The Netherlands Institute of Ecology
Korringaweg 7, 4401 Yerseke
The Netherlands
T. +31 113 577 489
F. +31 113 573 616
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