Postdoctoral Scholar in Paleocene-Eocene Carbon Cycle Feedbacks
University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Internal Number: 3834980
Postdoctoral Scholar in Paleocene-Eocene Carbon Cycle Feedbacks
Position overview Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Paleocene-Eocene Carbon Cycle Feedbacks Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posted UCSC salary scales set the minimum pay based on the individuals Experience Level, which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See Table Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee /Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow / Postdoctoral Scholar-Paid Direct -Fiscal Year. A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,000 - $71,952.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications. Ph.D. must be in hand at time of the initial appointment.
Position duration:REVISEDMaximum Duration of Service in a Postdoctoral Title- Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time; the initial appointment is for a minimum of two years, with the possibility of reappointment. The total duration of an individuals postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at any institution.
Open January 25, 2023 through Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar in Paleocene-Eocene Carbon Cycle Feedbacks. Under the direction of Professor James Zachos, the postdoctoral scholar will investigate early Cenozoic climate-carbon cycle feedbacks as part of the C-FORCE project. The project is oriented toward better understanding the nature of possible C-cycle feedbacks, both positive and negative, on climate change. Stable isotope and other records will be constructed to test theory on climate and carbon cycle coupling during the late Paleocene and early Eocene.
Stable C and O isotope and other geochemical records will be constructed to test theory on climate and carbon cycle coupling during the late Paleocene and early Eocene. Experience in geochemical analyses of marine sediments is essential, but not necessary. Experience in geochemical modeling and/or field geology is beneficial. The successful candidate will be expected to interact with a multi-institutional research team that includes sedimentologists, geochemists, and earth system modelers. As such, the ability and willingness to work as part of a team is also required.
The postdoctoral scholar will join a research team that includes Professors Andy Ridgwell and Sandra Kirtland-Turner, University of California, Riverside, as well as collaborators in the UK (University of Birmingham and Southampton University).
The Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at UCSC is a highly interdisciplinary environment comprising approximately 25 faculty with expertise across many components of the Earth System, including climate dynamics, clouds and cloud-aerosol interactions, terrestrial and marine biogeochemical cycles, land surface processes, the cryosphere and sea level change, and planetary atmospheres. UCSC is a world-leading public research university that sits on two thousand acres of redwood-forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay with one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education. The University of California is known for offering competitive retirement savings, health and family benefits, and has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs and should be forwarded to Professor James Zachos, email@example.com.
Please refer to Position JPF01460 in all correspondence.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include a list of publications and three professional references along with their contact information. The search committee will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that summarizes your research experience, qualifications, and interest in the position.
Full consideration will be given to applications completed by February 28, 2023. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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