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Post Doctorate

Postdoctoral position in elemental medicine, University of Southern California, USA

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position studying the application of stable isotopes to medical research. The candidate will explore a variety of isotope systems including both ‘traditional’ stable isotope systems (e.g. δ13C, δ15N, and δ33S) and non-traditional isotope systems (e.g. δ65Cu, δ56Fe, and δ66Zn). The candidate will be responsible for developing new analytical protocols for work with biological samples, including both fluid and tissue. Experience in some aspect of elemental or stable isotope analytical chemistry is necessary. Experience in ICPMS or similar techniques is desired, particularly experience in multi-collector ICPMS. This interdisciplinary project requires a candidate with an ability to communicate clearly across a wide range of subject areas from isotope geochemistry to medicine, and with a passion for analytical excellence applied to the science of human health.

The candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team at the University of Southern California, based in the John Lab and including collaborators both from the Department of Earth Sciences and the Keck School of Medicine. Interested applicants should contact Professor Seth John, sethjohn@usc.edu.

Research/faculty positions

Senior Research Associate position on DMS cycling, UEA, Norwich, UK- closing date: 10 April

Senior Research Associate position reference: RA1388 | £32,004 to £38,183 per annum


School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia.

Date issued: 7 March 2017 | Closing Date: 12 noon on 10 April 2017


This post is key to a NERC-funded multidisciplinary project designed to establish the key players in marine dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) cycling, the pathways used and methods to more effectively model environmental DMSP and dimethylsulfide (DMS) production. The postholder will be a highly experienced and motivated postdoctoral research scientist with an outstanding track record in molecular microbial ecology and biochemistry who will actively drive the research project, which is a collaboration between scientists at both the University of East Anglia and Plymouth Marine Lab.

Working with a dedicated technician at UEA, the postholder will investigate the microorganisms and the pathways used to synthesise and catabolise DMSP, an anti-stress molecule produced by many marine organisms and the main precursor for the climate-cooling gas dimethylsulfide (DMS). The postholder will be responsible for showing how seasonal environmental changes affect marine microbial community structure and the expression/diversity of the key DMSP cycling genes.

You will have a minimum of a PhD in Biological Sciences with a good publication record, experience in DNA/RNA isolation, ideally from environmental samples and be able to fulfil all essential elements of the person specification.   The full time post is available from 1 May 2017 for a fixed term period until 30 April 2020.

Closing date: 12 noon on 10 April 2017.

Research Associate – level 1 or 2 Molecular Biology and Biogeochemistry Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Download job description and how to apply: here

Coordination positions

Assistant Director of the Scripps Masters of Advanced Studies Program in Climate Sciences and Policy. Closing date: 7 Apr

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