Isodetect GmbH is a pioneering company which provides isotope analytical services and scientific expertise for exploring contaminated field sites. In particular, it holds key knowledge in monitoring sources and sinks of organic pollutants.
Isodetect is offering a position for three years within the European Union 7th framework ‘PEOPLE’ programme Initial Training Network project “Isotope forensics meets biogeochemistry – linking sources and sinks of organic contaminants by compound specific isotope investigation” – CSI:ENVIRONMENT – for a PhD student (analytical chemist, environmental chemist or related fields) (f/m)
for the sub-project:
“Application and implementation of novel isotope analyses and isotope fractionation concepts within case studies”.
The project aims at the application and implementation of compound-specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA) for assessing sources and sinks of organic pollutants in the environment. Novel extraction techniques will be combined with innovative multiple element isotope analysis to determine isotope ratios of contaminants from field sites.

We seek a highly motivated creative person with interests in analytical and environmental chemistry. Candidates should have a master or diploma certification in the area of natural sciences, preferentially analytical chemistry or environmental chemistry. Due to the international character of the project, excellent English communication skills are expected.
We provide excellent supervision in a young international team.
The place of work is Leipzig, Germany. Salary will be in accordance with Marie Curie rules of the European Commission (
Please note the mobility restrictions outlined by the EC: Researchers can be of any nationality but at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.
Applications are taken until the position is filled. Please send your complete application documents including a CV, motivation letter and copy of certificates until 31.01.2011 to
Isodetect GmbH
Dr. Anko Fischer
Permoserstr. 15
D-04318 Leipzig

Earliest start date: 01.03.2011
Isodetect is an equal opportunity employer. Women are explicitly encouraged to apply for increase their share in science and research. Physically handicapped persons will be favoured if they are equally qualified.
Further Information:
Dr. Anko Fischer, Tel. +49-(0)341-235 2599, e-mail:

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