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Post Doctorate RA - Microbial Ecology

RICHLAND, WA


Job Description

Job ID: 308030
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

The Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) is seeking a qualified scientist to enhance our growing team investigating fundamental processes underlying carbon use and stabilization within soil ecosystems. EMSL is a national scientific user facility located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), supported and stewarded by the U.S. DOE-BER. The selected applicant will have the opportunity to participate in multimodal investigations of abiotic and biotic processes that drive the dynamic cycling and stabilization of C and biocritical nutrients in terrestrial ecosystems. Research will focus on molecular to system processes and involve a diverse suite of isotopic, omics, and biogeochemical investigations of field and laboratory studies. Research will emphasize the integration of diverse measurements in order to understand, at the molecular level, the role plant species, nutrient addition and edaphic factors play on carbon mineralization and stabilization. Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team will involve taking a lead role in experimental design, measurements, analysis and publication of results to address fundamental hypotheses pertaining to soil organic matter, soil-carbon-mineral interactions, and biotic/abiotic processes. The position also involves opportunities to work with the EMSL scientific community on their research projects.
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Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.
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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.
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Preferred Qualifications

PhD in in microbiology, microbial ecology, geochemistry, environmental science or related technical field. Demonstrated experience studying carbon and coupled nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. A solid publication record in the scientific field described above. Ability to collaborate effectively on teams. Must be a skilled professional who applies a broad basis of existing theories, principles, and concepts to a specialty field. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
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Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308030
Directorate: Earth & Biological Science
Division: Science & Technology
Group: Environmental Dynamics & Simulation
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