JETZON jobs and PhDs


Postdoctoral position to work on ocean biogeochemical dynamics using observations, numerical models, and theory

Closing Date: 18 December 2023

We are seeking a talented and creative postdoctoral researcher to work on ocean biogeochemical dynamics using observations, numerical models, and theory. Candidates should have a high level of technical skill in data analysis, and a strong grasp of ocean circulation and biogeochemistry. The position is initially available for two years, with the possibility of extension.  

You will have:

•    A PhD (or shortly expected to achieve) or equivalent in physical, (bio)geochemical, or mathematical sciences;

•    An understanding of the physical process relating to ocean circulation and/or the physical, biological, and chemical processes relating to ocean biogeochemical cycles;

•    Some experience of analyzing large geospatial datasets, such as global observation-based data products or numerical circulation models;

•    Strong programming skills in Python or another appropriate data processing and visualization language.      

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Graeme MacGilchrist    

Applications are particularly welcome from, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.    


PhD opportunity

Small animals, big impact: Understanding how polar zooplankton physiology drives ocean biogeochemistry

Based at University of Exeter working with Dan Mayor, Kathryn Cook, Geraint Tarling (BAS) and Richard Broughton (U. Stirling)



PhD research assistantship - Marine Ecology and Acoustics Lab at Florida International University at the Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami, FL

We are seeking a student to participate in an interdisciplinary project examining the environmental and oceanographic forcing on the distribution and behavior of mesopelagic micronekton through the combined use of acoustics and optics from shipborne and autonomous platforms. 

The ideal candidate would have a masters degree and demonstrated experience in related fields of ecology, oceanography, or acoustics. Ideal candidates will have strengths in data processing and analysis, experience with sampling technologies, and comfortable being at sea. 

Experience with acoustic or optical data processing and analysis are particularly desired. Additionally, experience with programming (R, Python, Matlab) is highly desired.

To apply: Please email Dr. Kevin Boswell ( and include the following in your email as a single pdf document: 

  • ·Your CV with list of references
  • Cover letter describing experience, expertise relevant to position, interest in the lab & career goals