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Two to three Assistant Professors Positions in Paleoceanogra

The Hadal Science and Technology Research Center in the College of Marine Sciences atShanghai Ocean University invites applications for two to three full-timefaculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicants will join the team of new and exciting centerto:
 
  • research in marine geology and low-temperature geochemistry of marine sediments;
  • investigate biological (planktonic and benthic) processes and linkage with the climate dynamics and ocean circulation;
  • investigate minor and trace metal cycling in marginal, deep and ultra-deep ocean environments;
  • work to enhance understandingof various inorganic processes in the Hadal zone; and
  • establish a modeling system that takes into account the biological and oceanographic processes.
 
Candidates experienced in working with the isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS) especially in carbonates will be given priority. Knowledge of analyzing samples using inductively coupled plasma massspectrometry (ICP-MS) is an asset. Postdoctoral experience will have anadvantage in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the positions.
 
Candidates are requested to develop a proposal for research to be undertaken during their contract period. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence and a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the frontier of marginal, deep and ultra-deep ocean environments. Candidates are encouraged to explore possible research synergies with other faculty members, but the proposed research should encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. and postdoctoral periods. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposals demonstrate independence and originality, but also the potential for collaboration with other faculty members. 
 
Interested candidates are required to send a PDF file including (i) a cover letter, (ii) future research interests and plan no more than 3 pages (single-spaced) including figures, (iii) a current CVincluding the list of peer reviewed publications, and names and addresses of three referees torashid@shou.edu.cn
 
Successful candidates will be offered competitive salaries based on the qualifications and experiences in accordance with the policy and guidelines of Shanghai Ocean University and Shanghai government. There are also opportunities for promotion if qualified during the contract period. 
 
Closing date: 30thNovember 2016, or until all positions are filled.
 
For additional information regarding the positions, please contact:
Professor Harunur Rashid (rashid@shou.edu.cn)
Hadal Science and Technology Research Center
Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China
Tel:+86- 21-61900304