[ECOLOG-L] Postdoc soil biogeochemistry

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
+Microbial+Biogeochemistry?lang=en-US, questions can be sent to Kirsten Hofmockel,

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