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Postdoc position on glacial sedimentology
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
University of Virginia
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

The University of Virginia is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to begin this summer to early autumn to lead the integration of multi-proxy analyses including physical sedimentology, stratigraphy, micropaleontology, geochemistry, and geochronology to address the influence of glacial and oceanographic processes on marine sedimentation during the 20th and 21st centuries and since the Last Glacial Maximum from published datasets and archived sediments cores from the Antarctic continental shelf. The position is for 2 years, contingent on a successful evaluation at the end of the first year; the evaluation criteria will be based on the expectations listed in the advertisement and other criteria co-developed by myself and the hired applicant at the start of their first year. This work is part of a newly awarded NSF project (details here).

Qualification requirements: Must have received or will receive their PhD degree in Earth or Environmental Sciences or a relevant program by 31 August 2023. Must demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative and inclusive group. Must have one first-author peer-reviewed publication.

Preferred requirements: A background in sedimentology is strongly preferred. Experience in the fields of marine geology and/or glaciology and evidence of serving as a mentor and coding (in any programming language) are viewed favorably.

Application materials include: CV/resume; 2-page cover letter that describes research interests, relevant experiences/skills/interests, and how the position will benefit the professional goals of the applicant; 1-page statement on philosophy on research collaboration and research progress and dissemination for the benefit of society, as well as commitment, experience, and plans to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion with the geosciences; and contact information for three professional references.


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