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: [log in to unmask].

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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