Geology and Environmental Sciences - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19008047)
Post-doctoral opportunity at the University of Pittsburgh in organic geochemistry
We seek a post-doctoral researcher interested in the application of organic geochemistry to solve problems in biogeochemistry and Earth system science. Specific projects within this scope can be adjusted based on the postdoc's qualifications and interests. Required qualifications include expertise with LC/MS analysis. Desired qualifications include a background in one or more of the following: analytical organic and stable isotope biogeochemistry, paleolimnology, climate and environmental change, carbon and sulfur cycling, or geobiology.
The position is a one-year position with a possibility of extension, housed within the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh (https://www.geology.pitt.edu). The post-doctoral scholar will work with the research group of Dr. Josef Werne (http://www.pitt.edu/~jwerne/), and can also be associated with the Center for Climate and Global Change (https://www.climatecenter.pitt.edu) and/or the Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach (https://www.water.pitt.edu) if desired. This is a research focused position that may include a component of student mentoring and outreach.
To apply, please send the following items to Josef Werne (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a single pdf document: 1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position and how the position relates to your career goals, 2) a recent C.V., 3) a research statement (1500 words maximum) describing past and future research interests and goals, and 4) contact information for three references. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Josef Werne (email@example.com). Review of applicants will begin on October 15th and continue until the position is filled, starting date is flexible.
Pittsburgh was recently named "American's Most Livable City" by the Places Rated Almanac, boasts a low cost of living, a stunning cityscape and parks, and is home to a number of world-class museums, a thriving arts and food scene. The city is also located within a short drive of multiple parks in the rolling hills and forests of the Great Lakes, Laurel Highlands and Allegheny Mountains.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. Women, members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and disabled are especially encouraged to apply.
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Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)
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Internal Number: 19008047
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.