Postdoc in geomicrobiology, soil ecology

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Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 16:00

A postdoctoral associate in microbial biogeochemistry is sought to work on a DOE-funded project exploring how plants and soil properties influence carbon cycling and the accumulation and stabilization of microbial residues in soil. The appointment is in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) at the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL). Research will involve a unique combination of experimental studies done at the field and lab scales, combined with the use of state of the art approaches available at EMSL (proteomics, metabolomics, soil chemistry), to interrogate the microbial and geochemical contributions to soil carbon storage. The postdoc will have the opportunity to interact with a diverse community of scholars at PNNL; collaborate with Great Lakes Bioenergy researchers; and network with the broader scientific community. The successful candidate must have experience in experimental design, a thorough understanding of soil carbon cycling and a passion for plant-microbe-soil interactions in addition to a strong publication record and demonstrated potential to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. Experience with stable isotopes, informatics and/or statistics is desirable. Have received PhD within last 5 years in microbiology, biogeochemistry, ecology or related discipline.  Review of applications will begin Dec. 15 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. The position is for two years with potential for renewal, to begin between February 15-March 15, 2017. Interested applicants can apply at, questions can be sent to Kirsten Hofmockel,


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