Assistant Professor Department of Ocean Science and Engineering
Mark Hopwood studied Chemistry at undergraduate and masters level at The University of Manchester (UK) before moving to The School of Ocean and Earth Science at The University of Southampton (UK) to complete a PhD in iron biogeochemistry in freshwater and coastal environments. Following completion of his PhD he moved to GEOMAR in Kiel (Germany) where he completed postdocs working the projects Ocean Certain (EU) and Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean (SFB754).
He was then awarded DFG funding to pursue his own research investigating how climate change is affecting marine biogeochemistry around Greenland and the Antarctic Peninsula. He has participated in over 8 oceanographic research cruises and spent over 8 months on polar field campaigns in Svalbard, Greenland and Antarctica.
In 2021 he moved to SUSTech. His research interests are how biogeochemistry in the coastal ocean will respond to climate change on decadal timescales. Ongoing research projects include cruise work across the Pacific, Arctic and Antarctic Peninsula. Candidates interested in PhD or postdoc positions are welcome to get in touch.
Marine biogeochemistry, polar environments, nutrients, trace metals
Lecturer for modules Marine Bigoeochemical Cycles (graduate), Analytical Chemistry in Seawater (undergraduate), Introduction to Chemical Oceanography (undergraduate), Practical Oceanography (undergraduate)
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To assist foreign professors in the establishment and running a chemistry laboratory. Routine jobs will include maintain a stock of chemicals, assisting with the purchase of new technical equipment, conducting and organizing training for routine laboratory work, assisting with routine analysis of samples, coordinating laboratory access for students, organizing shipments of samples and equipment around the world.
Our areas of interest will be in coastal oceanography (analysis of nutrients, metals, organic compounds). We will work closely with other members of the Chemical Oceanography group at SUSTech. Subject to the interests of the applicant, there will be optional opportunities to travel abroad (joining research cruises in the Atlantic or Pacific), to contribute to research papers, and/or to produce promotional material for the group/department.
- Undergraduate (BSc) degree in Chemistry, Biology, Oceanography, Marine Science, Environmental Science or similar. Either a Masters degree or professional work experience is advantageous but not essential.
- Oral fluency in English, experience of studying/working abroad is advantageous but not essential. Written and oral fluency in Mandarin is essential.
- Responsible, proactive, strong team spirit and independent execution ability.
Start date flexible from May 2021.