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Lectureship in Biogeochemistry

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

As part of its strategy to further strengthen research, the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences is seeking to appoint to new posts within Earth Sciences, including:

Post 1: Lecturer in Biogeochemistry.

The successful candidate will be in the broad field of microbial biogeochemistry and have a strong record in the use of biological and chemical techniques in the interpretation of geological systems. They will join a well-established, and well-equipped research group tackling fundamental issues in groundwater.

Further information is available from the School’s web site www.gees.bham.ac.uk. To discuss the positions informally contact Professor Judith Petts (Head of School) tel: 0121 414 8143 or Professor John Tellam (Director of Earth Sciences) tel: 0121 414 5535.

The post (ref. S36886) will be on the salary scale Lecturer A/B £23,643-£35,883.

Application forms, (returnable by 27 May 2005) and details from Personnel Services, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Tel: 0121 415 9000 Web: www.personnel.ac.uk/vacancies Please quote appropriate reference number.

A University of Fairness and Diversity.

A Senior Lectureship/Lectureship post is also available in Subsurface Geological Structure and Visualization:

further information from www.gees.bham.ac.uk

















Research Fellow Grade 2, at the School of Botany, The University of Melbourne posted by Prof. Alan Baker

See pdf file for all information




2 Post-Doctoral Scientists

 Two Post-doctoral Scientist positions are available jointly within The Departments of Soil and Water and of Analytical Chemistry at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, Connecticut.  The positions will address the fundamental mechanisms associated with the phytoremediation of soils contaminated with persistent organic pollutants (POPs).  The individual will conduct field, greenhouse, and laboratory studies to assess the role of plant root exudates in the species-specific uptake and/or degradation of weathered POPs in contaminated soils. The candidate should have knowledge in the areas of Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Chemistry, and/or Environmental Engineering/Bioremediation. A strong background with analytical instrumentation is desirable (GC, GC/MS, HPLC).  The positions are each for a duration of 1.5 years under EPA’s Joint Program on Phytoremediation and Exploratory Research in Environmental Chemistry. This project is part of a larger program addressing the cycling of POPs through the biosphere employs several other Scientists at the Experiment Station, as well as two Faculty and several Graduate students at the University of Connecticut.  There will be interactions with these Scientists, Graduate students and their supervising Faculty.  The starting salary is $34,195/yr with medical and dental benefits.  Interested candidates should submit the following:  C.V., cover letter summarizing qualifications, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names, address, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 2 references. Applications will be accepted until May 10, 2003.

Jason C. White, Ph.D., Department of Soil and Water, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT 06504, tel. 203-974-8523, fax. 203-974-8502, jason.white@po.state.ct.us.  The CAES is an equal-opportunity employer.

(Host Development)
at the Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering and Environmental Biotechnology
Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece


A post doctoral fellowship is available at TU-Crete for  a 12 month
period with possible extension to 24 months.
In this project the phytoremediation capabilities of specific
salt-tolerant Mediterranean species on selected organic
contaminants is to be investigated. In particular, we are interested in the
remediation of
(i) nitroaromatic explosive residues in the shooting range area
of the Maleme shooting range (located next to the seawater); and
(ii) petroleum residues in north-western coastal areas of Crete
which are due to past oil-spill accidents or illegal dumping
The ultimate objective is the development of efficient and
cost-effective remediation technologies for contaminated areas
with increased salt content.

The Marie-Curie Fellow should have a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology,
Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, or equivalent and a good
publication record as well as expertise in the project areas. The Fellow is
expected to carry out innovative phytoremediation research and collaborate
with staff members in the laboratory.

Excellent knowledge of the English language is required.

At the time of selection, the fellow must be 35 years old or less
(allowance is made for childcare or military/civil service) and
cannot be of Greek nationality or having worked for more than 12 months
during the past two years in Greece. All fellows must be nationals of an
EU Member or Associated State, or have resided in the EU for at
least five years immediately prior to the time of the selection

Remuneration is about 1700 euro/month (after tax) plus 400
euro/month as mobility allowance. Travel expenses from and to the country of
origin are also covered.

Please send CV with publications and an one-page statement on
your research interests to Prof. N. Kalogerakis by e-mail
(kalogera@mred.tuc.gr) or regular mail preferably prior to June
20, 2002.  Starting date: Fall 2002.

Screening of the applicants will start on July 1, 2002.

For more information please visit

And http://www.mred.tuc.gr/~kalogera



Non-tenure track, full-time, 100% research, 12-mo. appointment with continuation contingent
upon funding, available July 1, 2002.  Will conduct research to reclaim and
mitigate impacts to regional ecosystems with emphasis on vegetation-based
treatment technologies.  Required: Ph.D. in Botany, Plant Ecology, Range
Science or closely related discipline.  Academic and applied research
background in reclamation and rehabilitation of ecosystems disturbed by
resource extraction, environmental contamination, and related human

Salary: Competitive.  Applicants must review a complete vacancy
announcement. Available at
http://www.montana.edu/level2/jobs.html or
request from Peggy Humphrey, MSU-Bozeman, LRES Dept., P.O. Box
173120, Bozeman, MT 59717-3120. Tel.: 406-994-5718; email:
Screening begins May 15, 2002.  ADA/AA/EO/Vet Pref.


University of Southampton

School of Biological Sciences

Three Post-Doctoral Positions in Plant Molecular

Positions are available in the Plant Membrane Transport
group of Dr Lorraine E Williams and Professor J L Hall.
For details about the group see

Position 1:  S/277 Heavy metal transporters in
phytoremediation.  The position (33 months) is part of an
EU-funded consortium (7 labs) to identify and evaluate
genes for use in plants designed for phytoremediation and
will involve molecular and biochemical approaches to
determine the function of transporters such as CPx-ATPases,
Nramps and CDFs in metal tolerance and homeostasis (see
Williams et al. 2000 BBA 1465, 104).

Position 2:  S/278 Nramps: potential transporters for
essential divalent cations. This BBSRC-funded project (2
years) will investigate the role of a novel group of
membrane transporters, the Nramp family, in Arabidopsis and
will focus on the acquisition and homeostasis of essential
divalent cations.

Postion 3:  S/279 Hexose sugar transport and invertase in
the host/powdery mildew interaction. This BBSRC-funded
project (3 years) uses molecular techniques to establish
the role of hexose transporters and apoplastic invertase in
the Arabidopsis/powdery mildew interaction in relation to
changes in the source/sink balance, and of specific
transporters involved at the haustorial interface.

Salary in the range:    £16,775 to £25,213 per annum on the
Research Grade 1A Scale

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr L E Williams
and Professor J L Hall Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4278, Email:

Applicants should send a full curriculum vitae (2 copies
from UK applicants, and 1 from overseas) and covering
letter, including the names and addresses of two academic
referees, to Dr. L.E. Williams, School of Biological
Sciences, Bassett Crescent East, University of Southampton,
Southampton, SO167PX Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4278, e-mail:
lew@soton.ac.uk .  Please apply immediately.  Please quote
the appropriate reference number(s).

Working for Equal Opportunities

Dr. L.E. Williams
School of Biological Sciences
University of Southampton
Biomedical Sciences Building
Bassett Crescent East
SO16 7PX
Telephone +44 (0)23 80 594278
Fax +44 (0)23 80 594319