Postdoctoral Fellowship – Metatranscriptomic Analysis of Marine Sediment Response to Acidification

This full-time two-year fellowship will be based at the School of Science, University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand under Prof. Craig Cary.

One full-time fixed-term (24 months) postdoctoral researcher position is available for a highly motivated individual to study the response of marine sediment microbial communities to acidification at the School of Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Craig Cary as well as Prof. Conrad Pilditch and Dr. Charles Lee to carry out research for a multidisciplinary project (titled “Acidification Response of Marine Sediments”, ARMS). The research will focus on metagenomic and metatranscriptomic responses of sediment microorganisms to ocean acidification, and in-depth knowledge of microbial geochemical cycling and marine sediment ecosystems are highly desired. Applicants must have a PhD in relevant field(s) as well as hands-on experience with associated techniques, including metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, bioinformatics, and geochemical analyses of environmental samples. Experience and expertise should be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications. The successful applicant is expected to undertake laboratory research associated with the project and to maintain and make available current knowledge of relevant research areas; they are also expected to fulfil relevant administrative duties and reporting responsibilities. An excellent publication record as well as good writing and verbal communication skills are important criteria for selection. The School of Science at the University of Waikato is situated in Hamilton New Zealand, a youthful city of 160,000 people of diverse background and mild climates. It has internationally recognised leadership in environmental research and is dedicated to building a diverse and productive workforce.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Professor Craig Cary, School of Science ( For more information and to apply, visit (vacancy ref number. 380181).

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: ASAP
Location: University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand