Open position-Assistant Academic Research Scientist (Soil Biogeochemistry)

Description We invite applications for an Assistant Academic Research Scientist in Soil Biogeochemistry at the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University. Duties include management of ongoing projects in the laboratory, greenhouse, and field.


Under minimal supervision, the Assistant Academic Research Scientist performs a wide range of highly technical and complex tasks necessary to advance basic and/or translational research programs. Responsible for working with experimental platforms specific to the hiring Program. Duties will include but are not limited to experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation and communication of results of basic and/or translational research. Will be required to reviews literature and apply advanced knowledge, skills, and input necessary for protocol development. May assist in grant and other funding applications, as necessary and appropriate. Performs other responsibilities as required. ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS:

An ideal candidate will have expertise and interest in data analysis, peer-reviewed publications, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates with experience in coupling data collected in the lab and field with soil biogeochemical models will get preference. Successful candidates will receive opportunities for professional developments. Suitable applicants for this position will hold a doctoral degree in soil science, biogeochemistry, agronomy, ecology, ecosystem science, geochemistry, biology, microbiology, or related disciplines. This position requires a highly motivated, organized, and creative individual with a demonstrated ability to carry out both independent and collaborative research. Effective time-management and good communication (written and oral) skills are essential attributes of a successful candidate for this position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

PhD or MD OR Master’s degree and five years of professional level experience in a technical or research lab. Internship experience or experience prior to attaining the qualifying degree is not considered eligible work experience for this job classification. Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment. NOTE: Applicants applying with a M.D. or equivalent degree must be eligible for a Georgia medical license to meet the minimum qualifications. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrated experience in cutting-edge soil biogeochemical and microbial techniques and troubleshooting with laboratory or field instruments. Interested candidates should apply via the online application form and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references. For more information about the position, applicants may reach out to Dr. Debjani Sihi at and direct any question they have about the position. The initial appointment is for one year. Renewal beyond one year is contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.