Dr Tim Conway awarded USF New Researcher Grant

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Dr Tim Conway, a new Chemical Oceanography Faculty member at USF College of Marine Science and School of Geosciences, has received a USF New Researcher Grant from USF Office of Research and Innovation (April 2017), entitled "Investigating the influence of the Gulf Stream System on micronutrient cycling in the North Atlantic Ocean".

This grant will fund a biogeochemistry cruise onboard RV ANGARI transecting the Southern Gulf Stream Jet from Florida to the Bahamas, working with the ANGARI non-profit foundation (http://angari.org/) to educate the public about ocean issues and communicate results from the cruise. The scientists on board from Conway's MarMITE laboratory and Dr Kristen Buck's group at CMS will investigate the distribution and biogeochemical cycling of metals such as iron and zinc, metals which are vital trace nutrients for marine organisms. Overall, the project aims to better understand the importance of the gulf stream in providing connections in trace metal cycling between the Gulf of Mexico, the loop current and the North Atlantic Ocean - especially important in the light of events such as oil spills in the Gulf.

This project will also be the first to make use of CMS' new multi-collector mass spectrometer (Thermo Neptune Plus) recently acquired as part of the new Tampa Bay Plasma Facility in the College of Marine Science at USF. This new instrument will allow us to measure tiny variations in the isotopic ratios of the trace metals even at the vanishingly-small concentrations of these metals in seawater.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemical Oceanography

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month academic appointment in Chemical Oceanography at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level.  Rank is dependent on qualifications and experience.

We seek a Chemical Oceanographer who will contribute to an understanding of the ocean/climate system, past, present, and future, from basic disciplinary topics to ecosystems analyses.  Qualified candidates will employ modern tools of multi-disciplinary science to understand regional and global issues critical to the ocean system, including but not limited to organic and inorganic carbon cycling, trace element cycling, nutrient cycling, ocean-atmosphere and/or ocean-land interactions, and biogeochemical processes and modeling.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their potential to conduct transformative research within their discipline, their productivity with respect to acquisition of external research funding and peer reviewed publication, and a potential for outstanding mentoring and teaching.  The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to core courses in oceanography and teach specialty courses at the graduate level.

Minimum Requirements: Must have a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline at the time of hire with research experience in the field of Chemical Oceanography.

Preferred qualifications: Applicants should be capable of interacting with colleagues in multi-disciplinary oceanographic research. 

For the Assistant Professor rank, candidates should have a record of scholarly products and demonstrate potential for a career of creative work and scholarly publications, demonstrate potential for acquisition of extramural research funding, exhibit a commitment to exemplary instruction and mentoring of graduate students, and demonstrate a culture of high ethics and service to their professional community and to the public.

For the Associate Professor / Professor rank, candidates should have an outstanding record in research including a substantive publication and other scholarly product record, evidence of success in attracting extramural research funding, a commitment to exemplary instruction and mentoring of graduate students, and demonstrate a culture of high ethics and service to their professional community and to the public.

Contact: For information regarding the available position, please contact Dr. Robert Byrne, rhbyrne@usf.edu or Tim Trowbridge, ttrowbridge@usf.edu (727-553-3375).

Application procedures:  Please submit a cover letter stating qualifications.  Please append research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referees. Position is open until filled, however, priority review of applications will begin by January 15, 2016.  Appointment is anticipated to commence August 7, 2016.

For more information on how to apply please visit our employment page

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