The Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences, is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct specialized research on a collaborative project reconstructing the thermohaline circulation and ventilation of the Indian Ocean over the last glacial cycle. It is expected that you have expertise in many of the following areas including planktic and benthic foraminiferal speciation, light stable isotope analysis of carbonates (18Ocalcite and 13Ccalcite), xrf data processing, sortable silt analysis, and age modelling of marine sediment cores. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to participate in data processing and interpretation necessary to conduct the project. It is anticipated that research will lead to publications and the Postdoctoral associate will be expected to prepare manuscripts as well as contribute to the preparation of grant and fellowship applications. The Postdoctoral Associate will also be expected to train and mentor undergraduates in scientific research projects. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to do the following: 1.) Preparation of marine sediment samples for foraminiferal-based geochemical and sortable silt analyses. 2.) Speciation of foraminiferal samples by light microscopy. 3.) Conduct and interpret foraminiferal-based geochemical analyses. 4.) Prepare manuscripts for publication. 5.) Participate in national and international scientific meetings. 6.) Coordinate multi-investigator and multi-institution collaborative interactions with regard to the project. 7.) Keep abreast of all pertinent federal, state and Rutgers' regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified. 8.) Understand and adhere to Rutgers' compliance standards, SEBS's Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy. 9.) Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Candidates must have completed a doctoral (Ph.D) level program in Oceanography, Earth Sciences or a related field. Ph.D Candidates who meet requirements with All But Degree (ABD) will be considered. Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in at least two of the following areas: Quaternary paleoceanography of the Southern Ocean, Quaternary paleoceanography of the Indian Ocean, Quaternary planktic foraminiferal taxonomy, glacial – interglacial reorganization of thermohaline circulation, and foraminiferal isotope geochemistry.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The candidate is expected to be proficient in spoken and written English. Prior experience with light stable isotope analysis of carbonates strongly preferred. Previous sea going experience is desirable.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Computer data input required. Ability to use computing resources, conduct sample preparation using a light microscope and perform bench-laboratory sample preparation.
Laboratory environment. Universal precautions are mandatory.
Posting Number: 21FA0460
Location: Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 130766
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