Large Lakes Observatory (University of Minnesota Duluth) Announces Postdoctoral Opportunity in Sediment Biogeochemistry

Large Lakes Observatory seeks a postdoctoral researcher to investigate sediment biogeochemistry in the framework of a NSF-funded project on the role of benthic communities in coupled C-N-P dynamics in the Great Lakes. A successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of biogeochemists, ecologists, and modelers to investigate how recent large-scale changes in the profundal benthic communities of the Laurentian Great Lakes have affected sediment characteristics, benthic-pelagic coupling and whole-system elemental dynamics. Work will combine extensive offshore fieldwork in Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron with laboratory studies. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of conducting research in a relevant field, including proficiency in analytical techniques, and an excellent record of scholarly publications. They would be expected to conduct independent research, assist with lab and field coordination activities, and participate in supervision of graduate students. Preference will be given to candidates who have excellent written communication skills, experience in limnological or oceanographic work, experience in sediment geochemistry, especially in the Great Lakes, or experience in numerical modeling.

The position is to begin between March and June 2018, for a term of up to 2 years. Salary minimum $47,000/year.

The Large Lakes Observatory (, located on the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota, is an interdisciplinary research department dedicated to oceanographic studies of large lakes worldwide and offers excellent professional development opportunities.

To request more information contact Drs. Sergei Katsev ( or Ted Ozersky ( To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and names of three references using the link posted below.

Review of applications will begin on December 1 but search will continue until the position is filled.

Application link and additional information:

A PDF version of this announcement can be found here.