Iowa State University
Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
2237 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1027

Elizabeth Swanner
Associate Professor
Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Graduate Faculty: Environmental Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, & Microbiology
Office: 354 Science I


Interested in joining us?

We are currently recruiting a PhD student to work on metals and metal isotopes in lakes. See the position description here. Please contact Elizabeth Swanner ( with inquiries.

Are you looking for a postdoc? The NASA Postdoctoral Program’s (NPP) March 2023 application cycle is open via, and you can apply to join our Interdisciplinary Consortia on Astrobiology Research (ICAR) team “Metal Utilization Across Eons” (MUSE). Search for “MUSE” on the NPP NPP website There you can access application instructions, create an applicant account, and complete an application.