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Postdoc in development and application of novel analytical mass spectrometry (m/f/d)



  • A PhD in chemical oceanography, environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry or similar field is required or is to be achieved by January 31st, 2022
  • Experience in sampling of organic compounds in marine systems is a requirement
  • Experience in the targeted and/or non-targeted detection of organic compounds using LC-MS is a requirement
  • We expect excellent English language skills and willingness to participate in sea-going expeditions
  • The candidate will need to indicate experience of science communications in large research teams
  • The candidate will need to indicate experience in research project management

Job Description / Duties

  • The candidate will be part of the European Consortium AMMOTRACe that will develop and demonstrate technologies for real-time ship-board and in situ mass spectrometric measurements of munition compounds in marine systems.
  • The candidate will work closely with Prof. Dr Eric Achterberg and Dr Aaron Beck and Dr Martha Gledhill. GEOMAR will be the overall coordinator of the AMMOTRACe project.
  • The candidate will be involved in collaborative method development for munition compounds, and lead the testing and field demonstrations of the newly developed mass spectrometers.
  • The candidate will organize all field demonstrations in the Baltic Sea and North Sea, including collaboration with our industry partner. The candidate will develop sampling methods for water and sediments in collaboration with our partners.
  • The candidate will validate the field analyses by mass spectrometric laboratory analyses, process and evaluate the field data, and evaluate the esults with industry and institute partners.
  • The tasks of the candidate will also comprise the presentation of results on national and international scientific meeting and the publication of the results in established peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research
24148 Kiel