Isotope Biogeochemistry Postdoctoral Position (Washington University, St. Louis)

Postdoctoral position applying SIMS-based approaches to reconstruct modern and ancient biogeochemistry

The Isotope Biogeochemistry group at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications from outstanding and motivated individuals for a postdoctoral position with the principal emphasis on applying secondary ionization mass spectrometry (SIMS) approaches to investigate modern and ancient biogeochemical cycling, including but not limited to that of carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen.  The research will involve a combination of field-based studies, laboratory experiments, and SIMS instrument use (e.g., NanoSIMS and/or 7f-geo). Candidates preferably will have experience in one or more of the following: operation and data collection/calibration of SIMS (or similar) instrumentation; stable isotope analysis; and biogeochemical modeling. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in geology, chemistry, geochemistry or a related field at the time of the appointment. This will be a one-year term appointment with possibility of renewal up to three years. Applicants should send a CV, description of research interests, and contact information for at least three references to:

David A. Fike
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Washington University
1 Brookings Dr., CB 1169
St. Louis, MO

We will begin reviewing submissions immediately and will continue to do so until the position is filled. For more information about the Isotope Biogeochemistry Group, visit our web site at