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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral position - trace gas and isotope biogeochemistry - University of Arizona

From Laura Meredith <>
Date Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:37:15 -0700

Postdoctoral Position at the University of Arizona

We are looking for a creative post-doctoral scientist with a strong background in instrumentation, isotope biogeochemistry, and/or modeling to join an interdisciplinary “ecosystem genomics” team seeking to discover how microbial community composition and metabolism scale to the ecosystem biogeochemistry of carbon, focusing on a carbon-rich biome critical for understanding feedbacks to climate change. The position will focus on methane cycling across land use types in the Amazon of Brazil.

The candidate will manage cutting edge field instrumentation, lead interpretation of resultant data on isotopic composition of fluxes and concentrations of carbon cycle gases, and work as part of an international team studying the molecular microbial ecology of carbon cycling using multiple methods (from metagenomics of microbial communities to ecosystem fluxes). Facility with using a mathematical modeling framework to interpret field observations is desirable, as are original ideas for complementary investigations of microbial community ecology.

The position is based at University Arizona, but will involve significant time commitments at international research sites and collaborator institutions. These are exceptional opportunities to learn new techniques and to make major scientific contributions to problems of both scientific and societal interest using cutting-edge technology.

The position requires excellent communication skills and also an ability to take a leadership role for specific project components and collaborate with members of a broad international and interdisciplinary team. Fluency in (or a desire to learn) Portuguese is strongly desired. This is an interdisciplinary research program, and the candidate need not to be familiar with all of the relevant methods, but a strong science background relevant to isotope biogeochemistry, including field instrumentation, and interpretation of data within a mathematical modeling framework, is desired.

For more details, see: (Saleska research group)

Please send inquiries to Dr. Scott Saleska ( or Dr Laura Meredith (

posting number P20464

The University of Arizona seeks people with diverse perspectives and experiences and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action organization. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.



Laura K Meredith

Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona

School of Natural Resources and the Environment

ENR2 Bldg., 1064 E. Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721

Office: N225, Phone: 520 621 1052

BIO5 Institute

Keating Bldg., 1657 E. Helen Street, Tucson, AZ 85721

Office: 203, Lab: 202, Phone: 520 626 4213

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