Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Earth and Planetary Sciences, UT

UT Vacancy #20014320 Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Earth and Planetary Sciences-Pay Grade 0, – Salary DOE&Q – Full Time -A post-doctoral research associate position is available in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Potential applicants should have an interest in microbial geochemistry and geomicrobiology research, as the current project focuses on the dynamic biochemical and ecological impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in coast and marsh ecosystems. The candidate will join a large, multi-institutional team of researchers. Duties will include field and laboratory research combining aqueous, organic, and stable isotope geochemistry with environmental microbiology and metagenomics techniques. Additional duties include helping to supervise interdisciplinary research in an active lab, including assisting undergraduates conducting independent research projects, and presenting and publishing research results. A Ph.D. in geology, microbiology, chemistry, or relevant field is required, and the candidate should have oral and written English language communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants (1) with demonstrated geochemistry, bioinformatics, and computational skills, (2) who have research productivity in the form of scientific publications and funding experience, and (3) who are willing to travel regularly for field work. The initial appointment will be for one year, with subsequent annual renewals pending satisfactory performance and availability of funds.To apply: please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Annette Summers Engel (aengel1@utk.edu) with “postdoc” in the subject line.