Geomicrobiology postdoc position at UNLV

Las Vegas, NV

Organization: University of Nevada – Las Vegas

Contact:  Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath


  • Sampling in remote field environments of mineral, snow, algae, and bacteria,
  • Laboratory analysis of collected biological and geologic samples
  • Growth experiments of snow algae and microorganisms in the presence of minerals
  • Presenting work at conferences and writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Curriculum development of astrobiological materials and education and outreach in the local school system

Desired qualifications: Desired attributes include significant experience performing laboratory and field work, a strong geochemical and microbiological background, and experience with fine scale analytical techniques, with experience with synchrotron techniques a plus. The ideal candidate will also have strong critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Requirements include a PhD at the time of appointment.

Link to more information: Learn more about the projects.