Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Microbial Biogeochemistry in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306049

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Science & Technology

Group: Mass Spectrometry/Magnetic Resonance


Job Description

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.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.


Preferred Qualifications

We wish to hire a highly motivated scientist with experience in experimental design, a thorough understanding of soil carbon cycling and a passion for plant-microbe-soil interactions. Experience with stable isotopes, informatics and/or statistics is desirable. The successful candidate must have a strong publication record and have demonstrated the potential to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration.

PhD in Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology or related discipline.



Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.


Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Mass Spec/Magnetic Resonance

Opening Date: 2016-11-18

Closing Date: 2016-12-31