[Coral-List] Postdoc in coral biogeochemistry at Rutgers

Robert Sherrell sherrell at marine.rutgers.edu
Thu Jun 2 09:10:29 EDT 2011

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Thank you.

>  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Coral Biogeochemistry at Rutgers  
> University. Postdoctoral Fellowship available at the Institute of  
> Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New  
> Jersey.  We are seeking a highly motivated researcher to conduct  
> independent and collaborative research related to the application of  
> geochemical proxies, with an emphasis on boron isotopes in corals,  
> for paleoceanographic research.  Preferred fields of experience  
> include: 1) Biomineralization controls on boron isotopes and other  
> proxies of the seawater carbonate system in tropical corals, with an  
> emphasis on controlled laboratory experiments; and 2) The  
> reconstruction of sea surface paleo-pH from live and fossil coral  
> records for testing their response to varying boundary conditions.   
> We seek a scientist who is interested in a mechanistic understanding  
> of the biological and geochemical controls on biomineralization,  
> implications for the reliability of pH proxies and their  
> interpretations in terms of seawater carbonate chemistry.  The  
> position is part of an interdisciplinary NSF-funded project to study  
> ocean acidification effects on coral calcification.  The successful  
> candidate is expected to work pro-actively within a team of  
> researchers (PIs include professors Yair Rosenthal, Rob Sherrell,  
> Paul Falkowski and Oscar Schofield) primarily at Rutgers  
> University.  Our laboratories include two Sector Field-ICPMS  
> instruments, Quadrupole-ICPMS, ICP-OES, laser ablation, access to  
> light isotope MS and U/Th dating (at the Dept of Earth and Planetary  
> Sciences).  The boron isotope analysis will be carried out at NCK  
> University in Taiwan in collaboration with Prof. Chen-Feng You.
>            Candidates should have a PhD with experience in coral  
> geochemistry or expertise in biomineralization research.  The  
> appointment is for one year, renewable up to three.  Salary is  
> commensurate with experience.  Send a letter of interest, curriculum  
> vitae and the names and addresses of three references, to Dr. Yair  
> Rosenthal, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers The  
> State University of New Jersey, 71 Dudley Rd., New Brunswick, NJ  
> 08901-8521.  Applying by email is encouraged: please send  
> application to rosenthal at marine.rutgers.edu).  For further  
> information please contact Dr. Yair Rosenthal (rosenthal at marine.rutgers.edu 
> ).
> Rutgers is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Robert Sherrell
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and Department of Earth and  
Planetary Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8521
732-932-6555 (x252)
Fax: 732-932-8578
sherrell at marine.rutgers.edu

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