Ocean Career: Marine Biological Laboratory Postdoctoral Scientist

The Cardon Lab at The Marine Biological Laboratory's Ecosystems Center is searching for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join a DOE-funded project focused on highly dynamic methane emissions from brackish Typha (cattail) marsh.

Ideally, the postdoc would have experience with metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis of soil microbes and an interest in applying that expertise in an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional project. The position requires a creative and open-minded participant who can be a self-starter in their own field while also learning from and sharing ideas with others on the project. Both microbial and plant functions are at the core of the planned work; interfacing with personnel in the Bowen Lab at Northeastern University is expected. There are ample opportunities for a Postdoc to develop their own expanded project.

Rolling review of applications will begin on 10/15/2023, with an ideal start date early in 2024. Funding is available for up to 2.5 years.


  • Ph.D. in microbial ecology or related discipline required.
  • Experience with metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis of microbial communities in soils or sediments strongly preferred. Familiarity with plant biology a plus.

Special Physical Requirements

The field site is accessed by boat, and the work requires multi-hour days spent on narrow boardwalks in coastal marsh at the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research site (https://pie-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu).

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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