[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-doctoral fellowship available: Stable Isotopes

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sat Dec 28 21:00:19 MST 2013

> *The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University,
> College Station, Texas, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute,
> Panama, are pleased to announce the availability of a postdoctoral
> fellowship funded through a National Science Foundation grant and
> private donations. *
> The project, entitled 'Elements of an
> extinction: Exploring the delayed Caribbean extinction with stable
> isotopes and trace elements', will integrate biotic and geochemical data
> to explore the environmental and ecological causes of the
> Plio-Pleistocene Caribbean extinction, with particular focus on the
> purported 1-2 m.y. delay in extinction.
> The study combines O,
> C, and clumped isotope proxies, and P/Ca ratios with taxonomic and
> ecological data from the framework of the Panama Paleontology Project
> (PPP).
> More information is available at
> www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1325683&HistoricalAwards=false[1].
> The
> initial appointment is for 18 months, with possible support for an
> additional 12 months. Outstanding young scholars, eager to bridge
> disciplines and embark upon novel research are invited to apply.
> Applicants must have attained their Ph.D. prior to the 1st of August,
> 2014.
> The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in
> macroevolution and/or paleoecology, good quantitative and analytical
> skills and a solid understanding of stable isotopes. The successful
> candidate will perform stable isotope and trace element analyses (with
> assistance from lab personnel) and use the results to resolve the
> drivers of ecological change and evolutionary turnover in the Caribbean.
> The successful researcher will be a joint fellow at Texas
> A&M University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute,
> Panama, and will be expected to spend time at both institutions.
> Review
> of applications will begin on the 10th February, 2014, and continue
> until position is filled. Interviews will take place either via Skype or
> at the North American Paleontological Convention in Florida (February,
> 2014).
> Applicants of any nationality may apply. Applications
> should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of
> research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees.
> Please submit materials to Ethan L. Grossman (e-grossman at tamu.edu [2]).
> Applicants should contact Ethan Grossman or Aaron O’Dea (odeaa at si.edu [3])
> for further information.
> Texas
> A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
> committed to diversity. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute does
> not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion,
> sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin,
> political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability,
> genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization,
> retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit
> factor.
> -
> [1]
> [2] mailto:e-grossman at tamu.edu
> [3] mailto:odeaa at si.edu
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