Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Help us have more Geobiology at GSA!

Hi Everyone,

Help up have more geobiology at the 2015 GSA meeting! We are looking for geobiologists of all varieties to submit proposals for Topical Sessions, Pardee Keynote Symposia (due: February 1st), or a Short Course (due: February 2nd).

For more information go here!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Research Assistant Job - Research Lab Manager in Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Lab (UC Boulder)

The Organic Geochemistry Group in the Department of Geological Sciences and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a highly qualified laboratory manager to oversee its new, state-of-the-art analytical facility in the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC) starting in Fall 2015.

They are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent communicational and organizational skills to oversee a Gas Chromatograph–Triple Quadruple–Mass Spectrometer, a High Performance Liquid Chromatograph–Quadrupole–Time of Flight–Mass Spectrometer and a Gas Chromatograph–combustion–isotope ratio–Mass Spectrometer under the supervision of Drs. Julio Sepúlveda and Sebastian Kopf. The group investigates the chemical and isotopic composition of organic molecules to address questions in areas such as geobiology, biogeochemistry, astrobiology, microbiology, and paleoceanography and paleoclimatology. The Initial assignment will be for two years with the possibility of extension pending evaluation. Salary will be commensurate with experience as a Professional Research Assistant. The preferred starting date is September 1st, 2015.

Find out more here: www.jobsatcu.com/postings/94191

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In Memoriam: Robert Berner

Sad news today for the field of geology, Robert A. Berner, Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Yale, has passed away. Bob was one of the the most influential geochemists of his time, and made seminal discoveries in quantitative geochemistry of sediments, the geochemistry of sulfides and carbonates in the oceans, diagenesis, weathering, and most notably, the field of geochemical cycling. He will be missed.

Read the letter to the geochemical society here: