Post Doctorate RA – Biogeochemistry, PNNL, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Post Doctorate RA – Biogeochemistry: Join Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Biogeochemistry. Contribute to groundbreaking research in terrestrial and aquatic biogeochemistry, emphasizing the derivation and analysis of multivariate data types. This temporary full-time position offers a unique opportunity to work on projects like the Molecular Observatory Network and U.S. Department of Energy-funded coastal urban systems modeling.

Post Doctorate RA – Molecular Biogeochemistry

Designation: Post Doctorate Research Associate

Research Area: Molecular Biogeochemistry

Location: Richland, Washington


  • Ph.D. degree in biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemistry, or related areas.
  • Proven expertise in terrestrial and aquatic biogeochemistry.

Job Description: The candidate will work on the Molecular Observatory Network and a DOE-funded project modeling coastal urban systems. The role involves a mix of laboratory experiments and data analysis, requiring strong teamwork, proficiency in R and/or Python, and significant planning, organization, and communication skills. The position is based in Richland, WA, expected to last 3 years, with applications accepted until 02/23/2024.

How to Apply: Submit applications online at Upload a single PDF file containing a one-page cover letter summarizing research interests and qualifications, a possible start date at PNNL, and a CV listing past employment, education, research experiences, skills, publications, and contact information of three references.

Last Date for Apply: February 23, 2024, 5:00 PM PST

Location: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA


Minimum QualificationsPreferred Qualifications
Ph.D. received within the past 5 yearsPh.D. in environmental biogeochemistry, engineering, or microbiology
Proven expertise in relevant areas


  • Analyze and interpret multi-omics, chemical, and hydrological data.
  • Implement microbial, biogeochemical, and hydrological models.
  • Demonstrate leadership, creativity, and attention to detail.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed literature and engage in open science.
  • Collaborate in team-based interdisciplinary science.


  • Remuneration: $69,000.00 – $119,100.00 Gross Salary per year.
  • Contract includes benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security System.
  • Duration of the contract: 1 year, with the possibility of annual renewals depending on performance.

About PNNL: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity. Located in eastern Washington State, PNNL offers an exciting research environment with excellent benefits.

Drug-Free Workplace: PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon passing a drug test.

HSPD-12 PIV Credential Requirement: New employees must obtain and maintain a HSPD-12 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credential.

Mandatory Requirements: Applicants must comply with DOE restrictions on affiliations with foreign governments.

For inquiries, contact

Note: All decisions regarding the application process will be communicated directly to the candidates.



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