Post-Doctoral Position: Organic and Stable Isotope (Paleo)Biogeochemistry

A post-doctoral position is available starting September, 2016 to work with Dr. Mark Abbott and Dr. Josef Werne at the Organic & Stable Isotope (Paleo)Biogeochemistry Lab in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

The successful candidate will collaborate with ongoing projects that investigate the organic and stable isotope biogeochemical record of environmental change preserved in aquatic sedimentary systems. Projects focus on using compound-specific stable isotope techniques on terrestrial and lacustrine samples from modern through Quaternary timescales in multiple systems, including Lake Junin, Peru and Lake Chalco, Mexico, among others in western North America.

Primary duties will include maintaining and troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation such as GC, GC/MS, and irmGC-MS, extraction, separation, and analysis of biomarker compounds, and assisting graduate and undergraduate students in the labs. The successful candidate should have strong analytical and instrumentation skills and hold a PhD in geochemistry or a closely related field.

The position is for 1 year with the possibility of extension up to 3 years and starts as early as September 1, 2016.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of 3 references (name, address, email, and phone number) to

For more information contact Dr. Mark Abbott ( or Dr.
Josef Werne (

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and proceed until the position is filled.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.  Women, members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and disabled are especially encouraged to apply.

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