PhD Position in Sulfur Biogeochemistry At Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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June 2, 2013

A Ph.D. graduate student position in the areas of Aquatic Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry is available from October 1, 2013 in the research group of Dr. Alexey Kamyshny. Our research interests are to study the sulfur cycle in modern and ancient oxygen depleted aquatic systems with an emphasis on the origins, fate and isotopic composition of intermediate sulfur species. The project is strongly field-oriented.

International driver license and commitment for field work in Israel and abroad as well as good written and oral English skills are required. An ideal candidate should have experience in sampling of sediments and water column, as well as in chromatography and mass-spectrometry. Experience in using a glove bag and standard wet chemistry techniques is desirable. Appointment will require teaching assistantship (in English). Project duration is 3 to 4 years.

Here are the following research projects:

1) Biogeochemical iron and sulfur cycles in the sediments of Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea).

2) Isotopic fingerprints of biogeochemical sulfur cycling in the water column and sediments of the Lake Tiberias.

3) Biogeochemistry of hydrogen cyanide and thiocyanate in non-polluted natural aquatic systems.

4) Analytical isotope geochemistry of intermediate sulfur species (thiosulfate, sulfite, thiocyanate).

5) Detailed study of mechanisms of hydrogen sulfide oxidation with Fe(III) (hydr)oxides and Mn(IV) oxides.

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