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Postdoctoral position in analysis of ice cores
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Ohio State University
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, one year Postdoctoral Researcher in analysis of ice cores.

Description: Funding is available for a postdoctoral researcher with laboratory based expertise in chemistry and physics of the atmosphere/glaciers as part of the NSF-funded project entitled “Atmospheric Mineral Nanoparticles in Antarctic Ice during the last Climatic Cycle”, a program to identify and geochemically characterize atmospheric mineral nanoparticles in pre-industrial Antarctic ice during the last climatic cycle (PI Paolo Gabrielli, co-PI John Olesik).

Activities will include, but not be limited to, analysis of innovative proxies in ice cores samples and evaluation and interpretation of the data obtained. The techniques used include Transmission Electron Microscopy, Single Particle Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (spICP-MS), spICP-Time of Flight MS, - ICP-Sector Field MS. Direct experience prior to the postdoc appointment with all of these techniques is not required. The researcher will be expected to present results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with possible continuation dependent on funding availability and performance. Necessary funds for conference travel will also be provided.

Requirements: PhD in relevant field (including environmental, physical, chemical or geological sciences) with research experience in one or more of the following: glaciology, paleoclimatology, aerosol studies, geochemistry. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with extensive laboratory experience in preparation of environmental samples in clean room conditions and/or in mass spectrometry.

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 per year depending on experience with OSU staff benefits. A description of benefits can be found at

Start date negotiable.

Reviews of the applications for this position will start immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and can be submitted via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent via postal service to: OSU Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, 108 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210.

Applicants will need to include:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. One page research proposal/statement

3. Contact information (name, position, email) for two professional references

This position requires successful completion of a background check.


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