Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Posting Number: req5329
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
Position HighlightsWe 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
- Sampling, picking, and isotopic analysis of
- Help design and participate in field work efforts
- Use fluorescence imaging for SIMS sampling &
- Interpret results and publish findings in
- Ph. D. in Geosciences
- Ph.D. focusing on topics preferably related to speleothem paleoclimatology, foraminiferal paleoceanography, SIMS and carbonate geochemistry, or Indian monsoon variability
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
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