Researcher in Biology with Special Emphasis in Plankton Monitoring
The researcher will be responsible for the daily running of the monitoring of plankton at Kristineberg. Collaboration with staff at Kristineberg marine research station is expected and the position is based on funding from the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. The main task is sampling and microscopic analysis of microzooplankton and zooplankton, as well as photographic analysis of jellyfish.
The researcher shall conduct:
sampling of plankton from research vessel and smaller boats, analysis of mikrozooplankton, zooplankton and jellyfish.
perform primary production measurements using radioisotope techniques
assist in nutrient analysis using auto analyser
report the data to the data host (SMHI-Shark Web) and collate a yearly report of the data.
The project consists of sampling the full pelagic ecosystem at three stations on the Swedish west coast. Sampling will be carried out once each week alternating between the sampling stations. Extensive analytical work is expected including nutrient analysis on an auto analyser, isotope analysis, plankton counting and photography. It is therefore necessary that the applicant has a good knowledge of sampling and analysis of mikrozooplankton, zooplankton and jellyfish. Close cooperation with the staff at Kristineberg Marine Research Station as well as with Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management are necessary and cooperation skills and personal suitability will be given high importance.
This is a permanent employment, 80%, starting 1 March 2022.
To be eligible for employment as a researcher, the applicant must have a PhD exam in a relevant subject (e.g. Biology, Marine Ecology) as outlined in the advertisement. The exam must be finished before closing date for this announcement.
We are seeking a motivated person for the position as Researcher in Biology with special emphasis in plankton monitoring.
Good knowledge of sampling an analysis of mikrozooplankton, zooplankton and jellyfish are necessary.
Good laboratory experience is beneficial as well as experience in project organization and thoroughness in analyses.
Particularly important are good taxonomic knowledge of plankton, experience of working with radioactive isotopes and experience in planning sampling at sea.
Excellent communication skills, written and spoken, in English are necessary since we work in an international environment.
The application should preferably be written in English and must include:
A cover letter with the applicant’s justification for the application, i.e., that describes how the applicant meets the selection criteria
A list of qualifications (CV)
Certificate of PhD exam and other educations of relevance
Complete list of publications, including submitted and accepted manuscripts
Employments certificates and other documents deemed important by the applicant
The top ranked candidates will be selected for an interview, which might be held in English and could also be performed by Zoom.
How to apply
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The application must be received no later than: 2022-01-10