The University of Houston TIMS Core Facility in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, directed by Dr. Alan Brandon, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in isotope geochemistry.
Facilities and Research Focus:
The Facility research is directed at using Nd, Sr, Os, Pb, and other elemental isotope systems for examining problems in the fields of paleoclimate and surface geochemistry, solid earth geochemistry, and cosmochemistry. The Facility has 2 Thermofisher Triton TIMS, one which was installed in the summer of 2019, with a range of capabilities that allow for ultra-high precision isotope measurements, to those on low abundance materials. A metal free clean lab is present for sample processing, and associated department facilities include a range of instruments and labs that can be used in individual research projects. The start date is September 1, 2019 or thereafter. The position is renewable for 3 years subject to successful annual review. The position will remain open until filled.
Brief Description of Duties:
The position will be 75% research and 25% lab management duties. The research pursued is expected to be within the scope of the TIMS Core Facility. Writing manuscripts on the obtained results for publication in scientific journals will be required. Writing grant proposals within the Facility scope will be encouraged. The lab management duties will include equipment maintenance, overseeing schedules for student duties in the clean lab, and training students and visitors on the instruments and in the clean lab.
Application submittal includes a cover letter and CV. The cover letter should include a description your research experience and interests, and contact details for 2 references.
Please contact Dr. Alan Brandon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
A PhD is required and at least 2 years of clean lab experience for processing geological materials combined with either TIMS or MC-ICPMS instrumentation experience.
About University of Houston, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston, has a wide range of research programs central to the earth sciences. These include sedimentology, carbonate petrology, sequence stratigraphy, micropaleontology, structural geology, tectonics, geodynamics, marine geology, petroleum systems and geochemistry, inorganic geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, igneous petrology, thermochronology, GIS, remote sensing, seismology, applied geophysics, applied rock physics, whole earth geophysics, potential fields, hydrology, atmospheric sciences, climate change, and air pollution sciences. The department maintains multiple state of the art geochemical research facilities including the TIMS Core Facility, the Agilent analytical lab that has an QQQ-ICPMS, ICP-OES, and additional instruments, and the Nu Plasma MC-ICPMS facility. Additional labs with instrumentation will be installed in the coming year. More information about EAS can be found at: http://www.uh.edu/nsm/earth-atmospheric/