One 2-year M.Sc. position and one 4-year Ph.D. positions are opened at the laboratory of Aquatic
Biogeochemistry headed by Dr. Alexey Kamyshny at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer
The students will participate in Israel Science Foundation funded project "Cryptic sulfur cycling
in the sediments of the Gulf of Aqaba". The goal of this project is to study how high flux of
desert dust affects sulfur, iron and manganese cycles and mineralization of organic matter in the
sediments of the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea (Blonder et al., 2017, Frontiers in Microbiology, volume 8,
Both positions include research project as well as teaching and/or course administration. The total
allowance (stipend and salary) is 72,000 NIS (~20,000$) per year for Ph.D. student and 42,000 NIS
(~12,000$) per year for M.Sc. student. Funding will be available starting October 2019.
M.Sc. position – B.Sc. in earth sciences, chemistry or life sciences, fluency in written and spoken
Ph.D. position – M.Sc. in earth sciences, chemistry or life sciences, a strong background in
experimental design and quantitative thinking, fluency in written and spoken English. Experience
with analytical chemistry, especially chromatography and mass spectrometry, is meriting.
Internet site: http://www.kamyshny.net
Please send application, including CV, transcript of courses with grades and application letter to
Dr. Alexey Kamyshny: email@example.com