Post-doctoral opportunity at the University of Pittsburgh in organic geochemistry

We seek a post-doctoral researcher interested in the application of organic geochemistry to solve problems in biogeochemistry and Earth system science. Specific projects within this scope can be adjusted based on the postdoc’s qualifications and interests. Required qualifications include expertise with LC/MS analysis. Desired qualifications include a background in one or more of the following: analytical organic and stable isotope biogeochemistry, paleolimnology, climate and environmental change, carbon and sulfur cycling, or geobiology.

The position is a one-year position with a possibility of extension, housed within the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh ( The post-doctoral scholar will work with the research group of Dr. Josef Werne (, and can also be associated with the Center for Climate and Global Change ( and/or the Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach ( if desired. This is a research focused position that may include a component of student mentoring and outreach.

To apply, please send the following items to Josef Werne ([log in to unmask]) as a single pdf document: 1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position and how the position relates to your career goals, 2) a recent C.V., 3) a research statement (1500 words maximum) describing past and future research interests and goals, and 4) contact information for three references. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Josef Werne ([log in to unmask]). Review of applicants will begin on October 15th and continue until the position is filled, starting date is flexible.

Pittsburgh was recently named “American’s Most Livable City” by the Places Rated Almanac, boasts a low cost of living, a stunning cityscape and parks, and is home to a number of world-class museums, a thriving arts and food scene. The city is also located within a short drive of multiple parks in the rolling hills and forests of the Great Lakes, Laurel Highlands and Allegheny Mountains.

 The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. Women, members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and disabled are especially encouraged to apply.

Josef Werne
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Geology & Environmental Science
University of Pittsburgh
4107 O'Hara St
SRCC 505
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
ph: 412-624-8775; 412-624-8783
fax: 412-624-3914