Post-Doctoral Position Available

Silicon Isotope Biogeochemistry in the Arctic

University of Victoria

A post-doctoral position is available to conduct research on natural  
variations of silicon isotopes in Arctic waters and silicon isotopic  
fractionation by polar marine phytoplankton.

The successful candidate will work within the framework of a Canadian  
Arctic project: IPY-Geotraces. The candidate will join an Arctic  
oceanographic expedition to the Canada Basin in Aug-Sep 2009. This  
position will provide opportunities for seagoing and laboratory  
studies, and integration of field and lab-based results.  The  
candidate will interact with a multidisciplinary team of researchers  
from universities and institutions across Canada and abroad.

Qualified post-doctoral candidates should have expertise in  
biogeochemistry, stable isotope geochemistry and be familiar with  
phytoplankton research.

Candidates are encouraged to apply before 30 September 2008, but the  
position will remain open until it is filled.  The successful  
candidate should be able to start before March 2009.

Applicants should submit a C.V. indicating qualifications, previous  
experience and names of referees to: Dr. Diana Varela, Department of  
Biology & School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria,  
P.O. Box 3020, Stn. CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8N 3C5. Tel.  
1-250-472-5425. Applications should be sent preferably by email at:  
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Dr. Diana E. Varela
Assistant Professor
University of Victoria
Dept. of Biology & School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
P.O. Box 3020 - Stn CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3N5  Canada

Tel: 250-472-5425
Fax: 250-721-7120 (Biology) or 250-721-6200 (SEOS)
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