Nitrogen Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Postdoc, University of Basel, Switzerland

We are looking for a postdoc (24 to 36 months) with expertise and interest
in nitrogen stable isotope biogeochemistry. The postdoc project is part of
a larger collaboration (SNF Sinergia program) between the University of
Basel, the Eawag, and the Empa. The postdoc will be located in Basel and
will focus on the dissolved inorganic nitrogen isotope effects in partial
nitritation-anammox systems.

This postdoctoral research project will use a combination of dissolved
inorganic nitrogen isotopic and molecular techniques applied mostly to
samples from bioreactor experiments. The work on N and O isotope effects
and the controls on isotope fractionation during N cycling reactions in
nitritation-anammox bioreactors, under controlled environmental conditions.
The planned experiments are expected to advance our understanding of N and
O isotope signatures of anammox in natural environments, as well as to
verify the use of NOx N and O isotope measurements for process control
during autotrophic nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment systems.

Qualifications: Background in Biogeochemistry/Environmental
Sciences/Geosciences/Chemistry; laboratory experience in stable isotope
geochemistry; experience with DIN isotope measurements will be an asset.

For more information on our research group see https://biogeochem.duw. or contact me directly.

Prof. Dr. Moritz Lehmann
Dean of Research
Faculty of Science (Phil.-Natw. Fakult?t)
University of Basel

Aquatic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry
University of Basel
Bernoullistrasse 30
CH-4056 Basel
Telephone +41-61-2073616 
Fax: ++41/61/207 04 79 

Postdoc, Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg

A DFG funded one year post-doc position (TV-L 13, 100%, 39 hours/week) is open at the Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg (UHH) for a project titled "Sea ice dispersion using Lagrangian dynamics: a dynamical systems study". A brief summary of the project and information on how to apply is here: 

Deadline for application is March 15, 2017.
Please, get in touch with Gualtiero Badin for more information.

Gualtiero Badin
Junior Professor
Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg
Bundesstr. 53
20146 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 40 42838-5656 <>

Postdoc, University of Michigan

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to participate on a NASA-funded project to understand the role of soil moisture in controlling carbon and energy fluxes.  The position will be based at the University of Michigan in the Climate and Space Science and Engineering department, and the postdoctoral researcher will work jointly with Professor Allison Steiner and Professor Gretchen Keppel-Aleks.  The project will use recently acquired data from the Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) satellite to investigate the coupling of water and carbon, as limited by soil moisture, in the global climate system, with a specific focus on the temperate-to-boreal transition region of the Northern Hemisphere.  The project will use global climate model (the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM)) with SMAP satellite-derived data to investigate model simulations of root zone soil moisture, including its role on the spatial and seasonal variations of soil moisture and surface fluxes.

Expertise is required in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric science, land surface hydrology, ecosystem science, or other aspects of environmental science and engineering.  Applicants should have demonstrated quantitative skills and a successful publication record. Programming experience with a global climate model is required, with preference towards experience with the NCAR CESM and the NCAR land surface model (Community Land Model).

The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility for extension to a second year. Please send a C.V., a cover letter detailing research interests, and the names of three references to Allison Steiner, <>

Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in atmospheric science, land surface hydrology, ecosystem science or other aspects of environmental science and engineering
Programming experience with a global climate model
Data visualization experience with NCL, IDL or Matlab
Desired Qualifications

Strong publication record
Experience with the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM)
Experience with the NCAR Community Land Model (CLM)
U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Postdoctoral Investigator, WHOI

Postdoctoral Investigator
Woods Hole MA

The Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department is searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their team. This is a temporary position and the initial appointment will be for one year starting in 2017 with the possibility of an extension for a maximum of two years. This position is considered exempt full-time and is eligible for benefits.


This position will support a funded project that combines at-sea sampling and experiments with the development and application of analytical methods in the Van Mooy Lab at WHOI.. The overarching goal is to characterize the production and consumption of chemically reduced (i.e. +3 oxidation state) phosphorus compounds by plankton, and thereby elucidate the roles these compounds play in marine environments where phosphorus is either abundant or scarce. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.


A PhD in chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, analytical chemistry or a related field is required.

Demonstrated proficiency in the analysis of chemicals in the environment is essential.

Prior work on the development of ion chromatographic methods is advantageous, as is experience with mass spectrometry.

Experience in the analysis of ‘omics datasets’ and/or the study of upper ocean biogeochemical nutrient cycling is also a plus.


Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to visual abilities to include near and far vision. Hear and respond to instructions. Work around and with others. Physical duties are subject to change.


May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.

For a full description and application form: