[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Position Sediment Geochemistry and Stable Isotopes - University of Pittsburgh

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Sep 26 09:21:53 MDT 2013

*Post-Doctoral Position in Sediment Geochemistry and Stable Isotopes*

Department of Geology and Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh

A post-doctoral position is available starting September, 2013 to work with
Dr. Mark Abbott at the Lake Sediment Geochemistry Laboratory, University of
Pittsburgh - see http://www.pitt.edu/~mabbott1/climate/mark/index.html.

The candidate is expected to collaborate with ongoing paleolimnological
projects reconstructing late-Quaternary paleoclimate and human-landscape
interactions using geochemical and stable isotope methods.  Projects
typically involve using multiple methods including basic sedimentology,
geochronology (210Pb and 137Cs, AMS 14C), stable isotope geochemistry
(carbonate δ18O and δ13C, organic matter δ13C and δ15N), inorganic sediment
geochemistry (scanning X-ray Fluorescence, trace metals via ICP-MS), and/or
organic geochemistry.

The successful candidate should have strong analytical skills and hold a
PhD in geology, environmental science or a related field.  Documented
fieldwork (collecting lake cores) and laboratory experience (explained
above) is desirable.  The position is for 1 year with the possibility of
extension of up to 3 years and starts as soon as possible.  Interested
candidates should send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact
information of 3 references (name, address, email, and phone number) to Dr.
Mark Abbott at mabbott1 at pitt.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
Mark Abbott
Geology and Planetary Science  phone: 412-624-1408
University of Pittsburgh  fax: 412-624-3914
4107 O'Hara Street  email: mabbott1 at pitt.edu
Room 200 SRCC Building  web:
Pittsburgh, PA 15260-3332 USA
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