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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Geology, Earth Sciences, and Oceanography

Posting Number: req5329

Department: Geosciences

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

We seek a postdoctoral researcher to work as part of a collaborative, NSF-funded team to advance understanding on the Pleistocene variability of Indian monsoon rainfall using a combination of speleothem and foraminiferal archives, observations, and climate simulations. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to generate and interpret stable isotopic data in these archives using both conventional isotope ratio mass spectrometry and secondary ionization mass spectrometry (SIMS). They will also investigate simulations of Pleistocene climate alongside the paleoclimate data to address drivers of paleomonsoon behavior. This is a year-to-year appointment renewable for up to 4 years contingent upon funding and performance.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drill and generate speleothem powders for stable
    isotope analysis
  • Sampling, picking, and isotopic analysis of
    foraminiferal shells
  • Help design and participate in field work efforts
  • Use fluorescence imaging for SIMS sampling &
  • Interpret results and publish findings in
    peer-reviewed journals

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph. D. in Geosciences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. focusing on topics preferably related to speleothem paleoclimatology, foraminiferal paleoceanography, SIMS and carbonate geochemistry, or Indian monsoon variability

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Kau Thirumalai, PhD

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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