Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the post holder will join a research team from multiple disciplines including geophysics, biogeochemistry, ocean optics and marine ecology with responsibility for carrying out research for a large project. The project, known as a ‘Sprint’, is part of the Agile Initiative funded by the NERC ‘Changing the Environment’ programme and is hosted at the Oxford Martin School. In partnership with key stakeholders from government and industry, the team will build a decision-making framework for environmental impact assessment of proposed sites for sub-sea CO2 storage in offshore reservoirs.

The postholder will be responsible for mapping marine phytoplankton, primary production and total suspended sediments using ocean colour satellite data around a sub-seabed carbon capture and storage (CCS) site in the Southern North Sea.

You will be responsible for managing your own academic research and administrative activities, adapting existing and develop new scientific techniques for monitoring phytoplankton standing stocks and primary production in UK shelf seas. You will use in situ and satellite datasets to produce a multi-decadal time series of satellite-based ecosystem and water quality indicators for the study region that will be used to establish robust baselines against which perturbations can be detected. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources and contribute ideas for new research projects.  You will collaborate in the preparation of research publications, develop ideas for generating research income and occasionally present papers and posters.

You will hold, or be close to completion, of a relevant PhD/DPhil and have expertise in the use of remote sensing data for marine environmental research. You must also have excellent communication skills including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

For further details of the role please see the job description.

This role is available from 1 April 2023 and is fixed term for 12 months.

The deadline for applications is midday on 11th January 2023.

Interviews will be held in early February.

You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department.

Further information can be found here.

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