Position Announcements

Postdoctoral Position in Geomicrobiology

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Rapid Response – deadline for full application April 15.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD, has an opening for a full-time postdoctoral associate to study the geomicrobiology of mercury. A Ph.D. in Biogeochemistry, Geochemistry, Microbial Ecology, Environmental Chemistry or similar field obtained within the last 3 years is required. Required experience includes research in trace metal biogeochemistry and/or experience using genetic approaches to study geomicrobial processes.

The position will be based in the Gilmour laboratory at SERC. The successful applicant will join a study on the distribution of and biogeochemical controls on Hg-methylating bacteria in nature. Highly motivated candidates with strong geochemical or molecular skills are encouraged to apply and to incorporate their interests into the project. A record of publishing in geomicrobiology in peer-reviewed journals is required. The position is for 24 months, which can begin anytime through the end of 2014. Work will involve travel to field sites and to work with collaborators.

Please respond directly by email with a CV, a short statement on your research interests, and a statement of immigration status for non-citizens. Applicants that meet the qualifications will be asked to submit a formal application to the Smithsonian Fellowship Office by the end of April. Start
date can be through fall 2014. The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.

Please email materials to:

Dr. Cynthia Gilmour 

Smithsonian Environmental Research