The Boyd Lab within the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Montana State University seeks applications for three postdoctoral positions in the areas of microbial physiology and environmental microbiology. We seek to attract exceptional individuals to carry out cutting edge research on one of three recently funded projects: 1) Probing novel pathways of iron sulfur metabolism in model biocatalytic systems, with a focus on interactions between microorganisms and mackinawite/pyrite; 2) Quantifying physiological activity and biodiversity of endolithic microbes in actively serpentinizing rocks recently cored from the Samail Ophiolite, Oman; 3) Characterizing the role of the gut microbiome in mercury demethylation and methylmercury toxicity in humans. These projects are highly collaborative and by their nature, highly interdisciplinary. We seek candidates that are enthusiastic about learning and developing new techniques that integrate across physiological, genetic, voltammetric, proteomic, transcriptomic, bioinformatic, and biochemical disciplines. Potential candidates can contact Dr. Eric Boyd ( for more information.