Postdoctoral Researcher Environmental Geochemistry

The laboratory for Environmental Geochemistry at the Department for Environmental Geosciences of the University of Vienna seeks applicants for a 6-year fully funded postdoctoral scholar position. We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist (completion of a Ph.D. is required) who wishes to develop research ideas in collaboration with the group, acquire funding, co-advise a group of PhD students and engage in teaching. Current research interests of the group include (but are not limited to) trace metal pollution in the environment, plant uptake and microbial redox-transformation of inorganic pollutants and nutrients, mineral surface chemistry, biomineralization and weathering. Our goal is to arrive at a process oriented understanding of these interactions on the molecular scale. We employ numerical models to achieve a quantitative understanding of the thermodynamics and kinetics of such processes: We have excellent laboratory infrastructure including trace metal analytics, plant and microbial cultivation, a clean room laboratory and a metal stable isotope lab as well as labs for experimental work on environmental chemistry and biogeochemistry.

The working and teaching language is English. The position is open immediately. Applications of female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Please contact Prof. Stephan Kraemer by phone (+43-1-4277-53463) or e-mail for further information or send applications including curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests, and contact details of two academic referees to Evaluation of applicants will start March 20. 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

published: 01 March 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.