Chemical Oceanography Technician
UC San Diego Health System - San Diego, CA

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Assist with fieldwork in remote locations on land or at sea. Maintain ocean acidification experiments with calcium carbonate substrates and living marine calcifiers. Conduct sample collection and analysis of environmental and chemical parameters, as well as analysis, plotting and archiving of data. Assist with the operation, organization and maintenance of the Andersson ocean acidification laboratory including ordering and organization of material and supplies, maintenance and operation of lab instrumentation, preparation and shipping for field expeditions and research cruises.

~~Participate in research expeditions in remote areas or on seagoing research vessels.


Bachelor’s Degree in Geology/Chemistry/Geochemistry or similar with strong background in carbonate geochemistry and coral reef biogeochemistry, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Theoretical and detailed knowledge of carbonate geochemistry, aqueous CO2 chemistry and practical experience in an analytical geochemistry laboratory.

Demonstrated practical knowledge and experience with ocean acidification research and experiments.

Demonstrated exposure to or research experience with coral reef ecosystems and carbonate sediments.

Experience in and around marine vessels including experience deploying marine research instrumentation, and sample collection.

Exposure to or experience with marine research instrumentation including MapCO2 buoys, CTD, Niskin bottle sampling, and multiparameter-sondes (e.g., YSI).

Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Excel including knowledge of macros and graphical data analysis.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity / Staff Affirmative Action Employer that values a diverse workforce and provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.

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