Postdoctoral Researcher in Biogeochemical Cycling, California, USA

The Claremont Colleges, located between Los Angeles and San Bernadino in southern California, USA, seeks applicants to fill a two-year fully funded postdoc position exploring biogeochemical cycling in coastal environments in east Asia, starting in Thailand.


Funded as part of a multi-year Luce Foundation initiative, the postdoc will address research questions related to biogeochemical cycling in the context of land use change, aquaculture, watershed management and/or coastal geomorphology. The postdoc will work as part of a larger, transdisciplinary group seeking to understand the impact of global change and land use transitions in aquatic ecosystems in east Asian.

The Claremont Colleges are highly selective undergraduate institutions. The applicant will have the opportunity to work with undergraduate researchers and teach one course a year with close mentoring from Claremont Faculty to promote strong teaching skills for future potential career goals. This position is ideal for scientists interested in exploring career opportunities that incorporate research and teaching.

Anticipated start date is 1 August 2017.


Experience with geochemical instrumentation, quantitative datasets, and strong interest or demonstrated experience in east Asia are beneficial. A demonstrated publication record is also preferred.


Please apply for the position directly through the Claremont McKenna College Human Resource’s website:

Review of applications will start on 19 May.

Further information

For additional information, please contact Dr. Branwen Williams, Claremont McKenna-Pitzer-Scripps Colleges (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Dr. Marc Los Huertos, Pomona College (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).