Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A., is seeking to fill several postdoc positions focused on the newly described process of pyrite reduction. Specifically, the project focuses on defining the mechanisms by which methanogens (and other organisms) reductively dissolve pyrite, how they assimilate dissolution products, and mechanisms of metal bioconcentration. The researchers are particularly interested in the acquisition and bioaccumulation of thiophilic trace metals for renewable energy technologies from pyritic ores including nickel, cobalt, and molybdenum. The team seeks to add to our dynamic laboratory environment to build integrated expertise that spans microbial physiology, biochemistry, electron microscopy, spectroscopy, omics, electrochemistry, and geochemistry. Please email Eric Boyd ( with any questions that you might have regarding these positions. Competitive benefits and salary are offered. Positions are open until filled.