Job Opportunity: Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, USA | POGO

Job Opportunity: Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, USA

Job Summary:

The Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Areas of interest include: metal isotope geochemistry, sediment geochemistry, trace metal geochemistry, paleoreconstruction of ocean anoxia. The candidate will be based in Dr. Silke Severmann’s lab on the New Brunswick campus. Additional duties include helping undergraduate students conduct independent research projects, presenting and publishing research results. For more information please contact Silke Severmann (silke@marine.rutgers.edu).

 

Job Description:

The focus of the work is an ongoing project to measure U and Cr stable isotopes in modern marine environments. These two transition metals and their isotopes find application in the reconstruction of past ocean anoxia and changes in the biological pump. The primary aim is to contribute to the calibration of these two isotope proxies and improve interpretation of their geological records. Specifically, the project seeks to provide a detailed understanding of the dominant isotope effects associated with different sedimentary sinks and their uptake mechanism. Field sampling for this project has recently been completed. The candidate will be responsible for implementing a method to analyze U and Cr isotopes in marine sediments, porewaters and seawater.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Applicant must have a PhD in chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, analytical chemistry or a related field. If not a US citizen or greencard holder, applicants must be eligible for a J1 visa.

 

Preferred Requirements:

The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in (1) metal isotope analysis, (2) trace metal analytical techniques, and (3) have a strong publication record. Prior research experience in areas related to sediment geochemistry is helpful, but not essential. The candidate should have excellent oral and written English language communications skills.

 

For fullest consideration, applications should be received by July 30, 2018.

 

Evaluation of applications and interviews of candidates will begin immediately until a suitable candidate is chosen. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a research statement, and contact information for three references familiar with their work.

 

Applications can be submitted here: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/70624 or sent directly to silke@marine.rutgers.edu. The initial award is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year depending upon satisfactory performance and available funding. The starting date is flexible, but summer/fall of 2018 is preferable.

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