Postdoctoral position in Marine Nitrogen Cycle

Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Biogeochemistry Laboratory. This is a temporary, full-time position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for 18 months, beginning in spring 2023.

The Marine Biogeochemistry Laboratory is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Investigator position focusing on the denitrification and anammox process both in the water column and sediments of the Baltic Sea. The successful candidate will work on a project funded by National Science Center IDEAL: Investigation of seasonal variability of the water column and sediment DEnitrification and Anammox in the BaLtic Sea to study denitrification and anammox rates using chemical and microbial techniques (DNA and RNA sequencing)

The Postdoctoral Investigator will have a chance to apply for additional grants within the NCN ( ). The institution has a postdoctoral community. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.

Essential Functions

The candidate should have expertise in Microbiology, Environmental Chemistry, Biogeochemical Cycle of Nitrogen. Experience in using the stable isotope technique, both at natural abundance and in tracer experiments to quantify pathways of microbial metabolism and in molecular/bioinformatics methods for microbial community analysis is also desirable.

Strong background in molecular analysis is considered a requirement. Candidate has to have experience in 1) using the stable isotope technique, both at natural abundance and in tracer experiments to quantify pathways of microbial metabolism 2) molecular/bioinformatics methods for microbial community analysis. She/he needs to have very good written and spoken English language skills, and experience in data presenting and manuscript writing.

Education & Experience

  • Ph.D. in related field

Physical Requirements: standard

Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr Beata Szymczycha ( More information about the Marine Biogeochemistry Laboratory can be found at Review of applications will begin on March 13th, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled, subject to position clearance. Qualified applicants must apply online. The documents should include a brief cover letter (1 page), a complete CV, and contact information (only) of 3 references. Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.

published: 08 February 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.