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Postdoctoral Position in Microbial Ecology/Metabolomics

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Georgia for an interdisciplinary research project at the intersection of marine microbial ecology and metabolomics. The position is affiliated with the Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet (C-CoMP;, an NSF Science and Technology Center, and focuses on communities of marine bacteria, production and consumption of microbial metabolites, and processes that determine the fate of surface ocean carbon.

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline; preferred qualifications include experience in microbial biology (genomics, ecology, or energetics) or chemistry. Familiarity with molecular biology techniques, bioinformatics, or metabolomics will be beneficial. Applications consisting of a letter of interest, CV, and names of three references can be sent to  and will be accepted until the successful candidate is identified. The position is available in July, 2023.The position will be housed in either the microbial ecology lab of Mary Ann Moran or the biochemistry lab of Art Edison at the University of Georgia, depending on the successful candidate’s interests. Further information about the Moran lab can be found at, and about the Edison lab at  Questions can be directed to Mary Ann Moran () or Art Edison ().


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks postdoctoral Research Associates to contribute to computational research on ocean, atmosphere, and land biogeochemistry. The candidate will work directly with Prof. Scott Doney in the Department of Environmental Sciences. The completion of a Ph.D. in oceanography, environmental sciences, or related field is required by appointment start date. Candidates required to have experience in computational environmental research involving data analysis, remote sensing, or numerical modeling. Background in ocean or aquatic systems is preferred. Ability to use advanced statistical data analysis software such as Matlab, R or SciPy, verbal and written communication abilities, ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as a member of a team, and ability to organize and complete tasks are required skills. Review of applications will begin on May 21, 2023. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. For questions about the position, please contact Scott Doney, Professor, at

Additional details about the position and application instructions are available here on the Careers@UVA website


C-CoMP Postdoctoral Fellowships

The NSF Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet (C-CoMP) invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that will significantly advance the Center’s goal of promoting an understanding of the chemicals and microbial processes that underlie the surface ocean carbon cycle. C-CoMP’s research agenda includes experimental approaches, systems-based modeling from cellular to global scales, and data mining and integration strategies. We are now accepting applications for the 2023 cohort through April 15, 2023. Visit the C-CoMP Postdoctoral Fellowship webpage to learn more and apply!

Bridge-to-PhD Fellowship

Our Bridge-to-PhD program supports the transition of students with undergraduate degrees and an interest in research careers into ocean science graduate programs. Each year, 4-5 new B2P fellows are welcomed into C-CoMP research groups. The 2-year, paid fellowship program provides sufficient time for students to establish core competencies in their relevant fields while benefiting from tailored mentoring and professional development. Fellows are chosen through an application process that prioritizes applicants from backgrounds historically excluded from the sciences. They will work in science disciplines ranging from marine chemistry to microbial ecology to data science by matching their disciplinary interests with C-CoMP faculty, and carry out research aligned with the science objectives of the Center. We are now accepting applications for the 2023 cohort through April 14, 2023. Visit the Bridge-to-PhD Fellowship webpage to learn more and apply!