Post-Doctoral Position in Late-Quaternary Paleolimnology/Paleoclimatology
A post-doctoral position is available starting September, 2013 to work with Dr. Mark Abbott at the Lake Sediment Geochemistry Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh â€“ see http://www.pitt.edu/~mabbott1/climate/mark/index.html. The candidate is expected to collaborate with ongoing paleolimnological projects reconstructing late-Quaternary paleoclimate and human-landscape interactions. Projects typically involve using multiple methods including basic sedimentology, geochronology (210Pb and 137Cs, AMS 14C), stable isotope geochemistry (carbonate Î´18O and Î´13C, organic matter Î´13C and Î´15N), inorganic sediment geochemistry (scanning X-ray Fluorescence, trace metals via ICP-MS), and/or organic geochemistry.
The successful candidate should have strong analytical skills and hold a PhD in geology, environmental science or a related field. Documented fieldwork (collecting lake cores) and laboratory experience (explained above) is desirable. The position is for 1 year with the possibility of extension of up to 3 years and starts as early as September 1, 2013. Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information of 3 references (name, address, email, and phone number) to Dr. Mark Abbott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geology and Planetary Science
University of Pittsburgh
4107 O’Hara Street
Room 200 SRCC Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15260-3332 USA