[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-doctoral position - ETH Zurich - Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics

Brandy Toner brandy.toner at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 12:07:16 MDT 2014

Dear colleague,

I am sending you an announcement for a postdoctoral scientist position
in the Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, Department
of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich. The position is
available starting March 2015 (negotiable) and is highly suited for
young scientists who wish to pursue a scientific/academic career in
the field of soil/environmental biogeochemistry. ETH offers excellent
research facilities, a stimulating academic environment, and
competitive salaries. Zurich is a very attractive city with two major
universities. Information about our research group can be found at:

Please, forward this announcement to any persons who might be
interested in applying.

Thank you very much!

With best regards,

Ruben Kretzschmar

Professor of Soil Chemistry


Postdoctoral position in Environmental Biogeochemistry

We invite applications for a postdoctoral scientist position in the
field of environmental (bio)geochemistry. The appointment is initially
for 2 years, but may be extended to three years or longer upon mutual
agreement and in case of excellent performance.

We are seeking a highly motivated and well-trained scientist with a
strong background and experience in environmental soil chemistry
and/or biogeochemistry of trace elements (e.g., Hg, As, Cr, Se). The
successful candidate will conduct independent research on
chemical/microbial processes controlling speciation, bioavailability,
and/or cycling of Fe, Mn, S, and trace elements in terrestrial
environments and related aquatic systems. Solid knowledge of the
surface and colloid chemistry of soil minerals, natural organic
matter, biogeochemical weathering, redox biogeochemistry,
environmental microbiology, mineralogy, and/or chemical speciation
analysis in natural systems is expected. Good working knowledge in
modern analytical techniques, geochemical modeling, and some
experience in synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy would be an

The successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in soil chemistry,
environmental chemistry, geochemistry, mineralogy, or a closely
related field. He/she will conduct independent research, advise
undergraduate and graduate students, and collaborate with other team
members as needed. Involvement in the group's teaching program and
other group activities will be expected. Fluency in spoken and written
English and the ability to work in a team are essential; knowledge of
German would be useful, but not required. The position is ideally
suited for candidates pursuing an academic or scientific career.

Applicants should send an application letter, statement of research
interests and achievements, career plan, CV, list of publications,
transcripts, and names of 2-3 potential references in a single
pdf-file to postdoc1 at env.ethz.ch with "pd1" in the subject line. The
letter should be addressed to Prof. Ruben Kretzschmar. We will start
evaluating the applications on October 1, 2014, and continue the
search until the position is filled. Female and male candidates are
equally invited to apply. Employment will be according to standard
regulations of the ETH Zurich.

Information about our research group can be found at:
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