Job: Postdoctoral Researcher in Freshwater Ecology

Department: BSE – Biosphere Sciences & Engineering

Salary: 64,480

Location: Pasadena, CA

Position Summary

Seeking a postdoctoral associate for collaboration in freshwater research, with a general emphasis on data-intensive approaches to understanding lake ecology, but with specific topics to be defined primarily by the successful candidate. Special opportunities exist for the postdoc to engage in research on winter limnology and alpine lake ecology, as part of large collaborations using existing large data sets. Several additional areas of current interest include zooplankton-microbiome ecology, integration of satellite-derived and in situ lake data, and global patterns in freshwater use and status. However, we are open to considering many areas of inquiry for the postdoctoral researcher’s work.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. (A.B.D. candidates will be considered) and a record of peer-reviewed publication in aquatic ecology or a relevant science field is required.
  • A strong commitment to collaborative work is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in large research collaborations is desired.
  • Experience with programming in R is ideal, but those experienced in other programming environments should feel free to contact us to determine their fit for this position.
  • Experience working in a freshwater ecology lab, with standard water chemistry and plankton culturing.

Please direct inquiries to with “postdoc inquiry” in the subject line.

A complete application will include:

  • Statement of Interest (1-page maximum) that outlines some of the areas of potential research
  • C.V.
  • Names and contact information of 3 professional references.

For full consideration, applications should be received by April 21, 2023. We anticipate that the postdoc will begin by 1 August 2023, with the yearly appointment renewable for up to two years.

We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or another protected group status.