Job advertisement Postoctoral Research Associate in Isotope Biogeochemistry

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Postoctoral Research Associate in Isotope Biogeochemistry

Postoctoral Research Associate in Isotope Biogeochemistry

Pau, France


Relevant division
Biogeosciences (BG)


Entry level


Preferred education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

8 January 2020

Job description

The E2S and UPPA (E2S I-Site Energy, Environment Solution ( at the University of Pau, UPPA France ( ) in the framework of the Mesmic Scientific Hub (Metal in Environmental Systems Microbiology) invites applications from highly qualified individuals for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship (PDF) position to start in spring 2020. The PDF will work at the IPREM Institute ( under the supervision of Dr. D. Amouroux and Dr M. Sebilo.
The successful candidate will participate in both field and experimental acquisitions of geochemical and isotopic data, mainly focused on interactions between C-N-S-Fe cycles, to characterize the biogeochemical functioning of aquatic ecosystems in which microbial communities will be investigated.

The research to be developed is structured around several objectives:
1. Document and understand the biogeochemical functioning and interactions within microbial communities during in situ and microcosms experiments.
2. Investigate the interactions between iron and major biogeochemical cycles in these microbial ecosystems.
Candidates should have strong experience in aqueous and isotope biogeochemistry dedicated to the functioning of ecosystems. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment (Environmental Chemistry-Biogeochemistry-Microbiology) is essential. The applicant will teach environmental sciences in the University (60 hours). For this reason, candidates should have an excellent academic track at least in one of this different area.

How to apply

The position targets highly pluri-disciplinary candidates and will be for 3 years with a gross salary of 35 000 €/year. Applicants should send Curriculum Vitae, a 2-pages description of their research interests, and 2 letters of recommendation no later than 15th March 2020 to:

Mathieu Sebilo ( and David Amouroux (
Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physical-Chemistry for the Environment and Material, IPREM UMR 5254, CNRS-UPPA, Tecchnopôle Hélioparc – 2 Avenue du Président Angot – 64053 Pau Cedex 09 France.