POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW ENVIRONMENTAL GENOMICS and BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON
Were seeking a postdoc to join a multidisciplinary research team investigating carbon and
nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. This position interfaces with several research groups
collaborating on funded projects involving the application of metagenomics to the study of
archaeal, bacterial, and fungal community composition and their links to soil biogeochemical
The postdoc will be based in the Integrated Program in the Environment at Indiana University,
and will work collaboratively with the laboratories of Dr. Jeffrey White, Dr. Richard Phillips and
Dr. Jonathan Raff, as well as with the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics. Current projects
include the study of fungal dynamics associated with permafrost thaw in the Arctic, and
microbial community effects on production and emission of trace gases (e.g., CH4, VOC, NOx,
and HONO) in temperate forest and agricultural soils.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in ecology, microbiology, molecular biology, environmental science, or
biogeochemistry – completed before the start date. Demonstrated expertise in environmental
metagenomics, microbial ecology, and soil biogeochemistry is required. Successful applicants
will demonstrate the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and will show promise as a group
leader in environmental metagenomics analysis.
Salary: $48,000 to $50,000 (commensurate with experience). Full benefits are included (see:
http://ift.tt/1JYGFDB for details).
Start date: We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible we strongly prefer that the
successful candidate start no later than May 31, 2017. The appointment is initially for a one-year
period, renewable for an additional year based on satisfactory performance.
To apply: Please submit 1) a brief cover letter describing your research/educational background,
why you’re interested in the position, and the date you are available to start and 2) a CV that
includes the names and contact info (including email addresses) of three references to
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will begin reviewing applications on March 10, 2017. For questions
about the position, feel free to email Dr. Jeffrey White (email@example.com).
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of
ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability
status or protected veteran status.