Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Assistant Professor (Sedimentology) UC Santa Barbara

The Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sedimentology/Stratigraphy starting July 1, 2018. We are open to all areas of Sedimentology/Stratigraphy, preferring someone with an expertise in carbonates. The ideal candidate will employ a combination of field, laboratory, and numerical techniques and will complement departmental strengths in Sedimentology, Paleobiology, Geochemistry, and Tectonics.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, to teach and advise graduate and undergraduate students, and to contribute to the Department and the wider university community. A Ph.D. or an equivalent degree is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, their curriculum vitae, a description of teaching and research objectives and accomplishments, and the contact information for three referees who will provide letters. The application file should be submitted to http://apptrkr.com/1030042.

Application materials should be submitted by October 30, 2017 in order to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Research Asistant/Lab Manager- Dartmouth Microbiology

Dartmouth College, Department of Earth Sciences is seeking a Microbiology Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager. The position is to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, independently conduct and analyze experiments and provide general lab support and maintenance. they are looking for someone with a love of anaerobes, chemostats, and geomicrobioogy and/or microbial geochemistry. An interest in energy metabolism and/or stable isotopes is also a plus! 

To Apply, go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/42627

Skills & Knowledge Required: 
-Highly organized, detail-oriented, responsible for assigned outcomes. 
-Excellent verbal and written communication abilities. 
-Ability to multi-task, and maintain laboratory in professional manner. 
-Strong computer skills, including experience with word-processing, database, and other relevant programs. 
-Ability to work independently within a multi-disciplinary and multi-user research environment. 
-Ability to travel occasionally for conferences or to work in collaborating labs. Minimum Experience: -Two years of laboratory experience in relevant field. 
-Experience in aerobic and anaerobic microbial culturing, maintenance and associated analytical techniques. 
-Experience in providing instruction in use of laboratory equipment. 
-Experience in sterile operations and storage techniques. 
-Experience with implementation and enforcement of lab safety protocols. 
-Experience with continuous (chemostat) culturing is a plus.

Minimum Education: Masters Degree, or a Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of laboratory experience in relevant field.

Key Accountabilities:
Lab Managerial
-Oversee and ensure ongoing operations of all equipment, including contact and coordination with service personnel as necessary 
-Maintain records of equipment performance and maintenance, for full range of biology and analytical (geo)chemical laboratory items 
-Independently maintain laboratory supply inventories to respond to user needs 
-Provide training of facility equipment to all users, and serve as resource for any user problems or assistance with experimental protocols

Research Assistance
-Plan and perform continuous culturing experiments in support of research projects in lab based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret and perform basic analyses of results. 
-Plan to perform the following tasks: Static and continuous Archaeal and Bacterial culturing, both aerobic and anaerobic, metabolite and biomass sampling and preservation, and metabolite analysis. 
-Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research. 
-Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral individuals. 
-Maintain detailed and organized records of experiments and outcomes in electronic lab notebooks. 
-Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals. 
-Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed. 
-Help orient and train new staff or students.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Assistant professor in Paleontology/Sedimentology - Oklahoma State

The Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University seeks to fill a tenure track position in paleontology/sedimentary geology at the rank of assistant professor. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018. The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment.

For this position, we are seeking a geoscientist with research and teaching interest in paleontology as well as sedimentary geology and stratigraphy. Desired areas of specialization
include but are not limited to invertebrate paleontology, biostratigraphy, palynology, ichnology, and paleoecology.

The successful candidate will collaborate as part of a diverse faculty with specialties spanning the geosciences and core strengths in disciplines relating to energy and environment. We are seeking an individual who will develop a vigorous, innovative, externally funded research program, who will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and who will supervise MS and PhD students. Candidates will be expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the academy.

The School has state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with analytical instruments and computer hardware and software to facilitate teaching and research in the School's areas of specialization. The School has a wealth of equipment for field acquisition of geological and geophysical data. The School also hosts the Devon 3D Visualization Laboratory and operates a field camp facility near Ca?on City, Colorado.

The application package for this position should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; reprints of three peer-reviewed publications; contact information for three referees; and separate statements of research, teaching, and diversity and that include a brief description of how the applicant's research will interface with that of the School's faculty. The application package should be submitted to: Assistant Professor Search, Boone Pickens School of Geology, 105 Noble Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-3031.

Screening of candidates will begin on September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. More information about the Boone Pickens School of Geology can be found at http://geology.okstate.edu.  Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Jack Pashin (jack.pashin@okstate.edu) .  Committed to health and safety, Oklahoma State University
maintains a tobacco-free work environment. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.