Postdoc position in Glacial Biogeochemistry

available from 1 January 2021.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research assistant (PDRA) to investigate the origin, age, and fate of methane (CH4) released from the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS), as part of the new 5-year project “Microbial Production and Release of Methane from the Greenland Ice Sheet” (MARCH4G).

The PDRA will investigate the greenhouse gases (CH4, CO2) released from the GrIS through radio- and stable isotopic analysis. They will be based at the Department of Ecology, Charles University, Prague, supervised by project leader Marek Stibal and co-supervised by project partner Jakub Trubač, and may also spend some time at the NERC Radiocarbon Facility (NRCF) at East Kilbride, Scotland, with project partner Mark Garnett. The PDRA is expected to conduct field work in Greenland, perform laboratory analyses of collected samples, present the results at international conferences, and lead publications in top interdisciplinary and/or biogeoscience journals. The successful applicant will have a PhD in biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry, or ecosystem ecology. Special consideration will be given to those candidates with Arctic field experience. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is essential for candidates of any nationality (this language is fully sufficient for living in Prague and working at the department, and Czech candidates must be equally able to fluently communicate with their foreign colleagues). The position is available for three years, starting in January 2021, with a monthly income of CZK 75,000 (€36,000/year), and will be open until filled.

For further information please contact Dr Marek Stibal ( Please include a CV, a short statement of relevant research experience, and the contact information for two referees.