Post-doctoral researcher at EML (I)
to investigate the mechanistic underpinnings of uranium isotopic fractionation
14.03.2017 - EML, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPDL), Lausanne (Switzerland)
The Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (EML) in the School of Architecture, Civil an Environmental Engineering, EPFL, is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to investigate the mechanistic underpinnings of uranium isotopic fractionation.
The project deals with relating the isotopic fractionation of uranium during reduction to the mechanism(s) of reduction (both biological and abiotic). It will involve ab initio calculations with a collaborator in Japan, laboratory experiments with uranium and various reducing agents, the use of spectroscopy and microscopy to decipher mechanistic details of uranium reduction.