Soil chemistry and Environmental biogeochemistry postdoc positions 2844 views

The Soil Chemistry Group at the Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, invites applications for 2 Postdoctoral positions in environmental (bio) geochemistry or soil chemistry.

Research project focuses on the biogeochemical cycles of essential and potentially toxic trace elements in the environment and their coupling with major elements such as iron, manganese, carbon, and sulfur. Currently, we focus on the behavior of chalcophile and or redox-active elements (e.g., As,  Cu, Cd, Se, Hg, Cr,) in wetlands, river floodplains, mining-affected environments, and rice paddies.

Our research is process-oriented, and includes both field and laboratory studies using natural samples and model systems, using a variety of analytical techniques including FT-IR, XRD, XRF, ICP-MS, TEM/SEM, ICP-OES and synchrotron X-ray techniques.

Depending on the applicant’s interests and within the general scope of our group, the selected applicants will develop their own research projects under the supervision of Ruben Kretzschmar and Iso Christl.

This postdoctoral positions (Environmental) are for 2 years (extension may be possible) and can be filled within the first half of 2017.

Outstanding applicants with at least two years postdoc experience may be appoint able at the Senior Assistant level. The ideal applicant should possess a strong academic background in environmental geochemistry as well as a documented record of previous research accomplishments.

Relevant experience in soil sciences, spectroscopy, mineralogy, analytical chemistry, electron microscopy, molecular biology, and or biogeochemical modelling, are highly valued. Work related interactions will be in English, but some knowledge of German would be an advantage.

For further information about the group and position, please contact Prof. Dr. Ruben Kretzschmar by email (no applications) and visit our website

We are looking forward to receive your online application including an application letter, curriculum vitae including publication list, 1-page research statement describing your career objectives  and research interests, and contact information for 3 references.

Please address it to: ETH Zurich, Mr. Olivier Meyrat, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zurich. Application review will begin on December 1, 2016, and continue until the positions are filled. Applications via email will not be considered.

Type of position Postdoctoral Researcher
Subjects Soil chemistry

environmental (bio)geochemistry

How to apply Click here
Contact contact Prof. Dr. Ruben Kretzschmar by email
Closing date Reviewing from December 1, 2016, continue until the positions

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