Postdoctor in Isotope Biogeochemistry

Umeå University

Umeå, Sweden


The department of medical biochemistry and biophysics is looking for a postdoc in biogeosciences, using deuterium and 13C isotopomers as main tools. The project is interdisciplinary between biophysics and biogeochemistry. Last day to apply to ensure consideration: 2017-03-22.

About the project

The project goal is to establish new isotopomer methods to constrain biogeochemical fluxes, reconstruct climate variable, or detect plant acclimation. The goal will be pursued by analysis of archives of plant material, and by ecophysiological manipulation experiments. The position is for 2 years, full time, open immediately.

Job description

Main work will be sample preparation of metabolites for isotopomer analysis, quantitative NMR measurements and their analysis and interpretation using concepts of isotope effects and metabolic pathways. Experimental work can also include cell culture and/or NMR methods development.


We look for a highly motivated postdoc, with a background in NMR spectroscopy. Therefore experience with isotope NMR spectroscopy is essential and interpretation of isotopomer data in terms of metabolism is a strong merit. Experience in cell culture work, interpretation of isotope data in metabolic pathways are merits, good communication skills with collaborating researchers are important. The working language will be English.

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