Postdoctoral Fellow – Marine Biogeochemistry

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Moss Landing, California
Mar 19, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
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Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute


Postdoctoral Fellow – Marine Biogeochemistry

(Externally Funded)


The Marine Biogeochemistry Program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is currently seeking a postdoc to join the team. This is term position with an expected duration of one year, with possible extensions.  

The postdoc will work at MBARI on an NSF funded project that is integrated with the NASA Exports Processes in the Ocean from Remote Sensing (EXPORTS) mission ( The goal of the project is to improve understanding of the biological carbon pump and its predictability from remote sensing. The successful applicant will participate in the analysis of data from biogeochemical profiling floats, a mooring, and ships to constrain upper ocean biogeochemical tracer budgets and assess carbon export over multiple years. The results will be compared to estimates of carbon export derived from satellite observations over the same period. This appointment may include participation in the deployment of biogeochemical profiling floats and water sampling and analysis on associated research cruises. The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of the project, including planning, field work, data analysis and interpretation, project reporting, manuscript preparation, and presentation of the results. 

A Ph.D. in chemical oceanography, a related field, or experience with biogeochemical float data is required. The ideal candidate will have experience working with tracer budgets and carbonate chemistry. Prior research related to the biological carbon pump and familiarity with profiling float and remote sensing data would be helpful but is not required. Proficiency working with large oceanographic datasets will be necessary.


Please include in your application: 

1. Curriculum vitae

2. Publication list

3. One page statement of research interests

4. A copy of a recent peer-reviewed research article

5. Contact details of three references.


Address your application materials to:
MBARI, Human Resources
Job code: PD-MB
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644

Submit by e-mail to (preferred), by mail, or by fax to (831) 775-1620.



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