Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Assistant Professor of Paleontology - SUNY Potsdam

The Geology Department at SUNY Potsdam is accepting on-line applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Paleontology who applies their expertise to issues in paleoclimatology and/or paleoceanography. Teaching includes, but is not limited to, Principles of Paleontology, Historical Geology, an upper level elective, and a high-enrollment general education course focusing on either fossils/evolution or climate change. Ideal candidate could teach a physical oceanography course.

Requirement: Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field by August 15, 2016.
To apply, visit: Job Posting No. U-00081.
Candidate review begins November 23, 2015 and continues until positions are filled.
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Assistant Professor Position Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry- UMass Amherst

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure track position in Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2016.  We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

The successful candidate will have research interests within the broad area covered by the position title.  These areas might include critical zone and near-surface weathering, processes that occur at solid-water interface, including biological interactions, or chemical, physical and biological processes controlling the transport of dissolved species. It is hoped that the candidate will have interests in isotope or trace element geochemistry and the application of geochemical tools to a broad range of scientific questions.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three referees familiar with their research and teaching efforts.   For more information, visit the Department of Geosciences website ( or contact the Search Committee Chair (  Review of applicants will begin on November 16, 2015  and continue until the ideal candidate is identified.

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Faculty positions (Assistant Professor) in Earth and Planetary Science

The University of California, Berkeley Department of Earth and Planetary Science invites applications for two positions at the Assistant Professor level with an expected start date of July 1, 2016. We seek outstanding candidates from any area of Earth and planetary science, with an emphasis on climate science, biogeochemical cycles, or Earth surface processes. Candidates whose research falls into one of these broad areas or their disciplinary interfaces are invited to apply.
Applicants are asked to provide their most recently updated curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement covering experience and goals in teaching and any experience or aspirations relevant to campus goals for diversity and inclusion, and the names and contact information for three to five referees. Letters of reference will only be solicited for those under serious consideration. A PhD or equivalent degree is required by the date of hire.

All applications should be submitted online through by December 4, 2015.

For questions please contact Crysthel Catambay, HR Analyst, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, email:

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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Estuarine GHG Emissions - Southern Cross University (Australia)

The Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry is looking for a Post-doctoral Researcher to contribute to our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from estuaries project. The ARC funded position will be offered for 3 years, with the possibility of a further fixed term contract dependent upon performance and additional external funding being available.

This project will use an innovative combination of continuous underway concentration and stable isotope measurements, floating chamber flux measurements, benthic process measurements and advanced numerical modelling across a range of undisturbed to disturbed systems to resolve the factors controlling the emission of CO2, CH4 and N2O from estuaries. This project is designed to test three hypotheses: (1) there will be distinct differences in the production, and emission of GHG, across the gradient of estuarine disturbance; (2) that continuous underway measurement of stable isotopes and isotopomers will be able to distinguish the sources and production pathways of GHG; and (3) that the advanced numerical model, once calibrated against the continuous underway concentration and stable isotope measurements, water-air flux measurements, benthic process measurements and flow-weight loads, will be able to provide accurate predictions of estuarine GHG emissions.

Preferred starting- February 2016.
For further information contact- Prof. Bradley Eyre (

PhD student and Postdoc plant and soil biogeochemistry- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences- Umeå, Sweden

We are looking for a PhD student and a postdoc, for projects at the interface of plant and soil biogeochemistry, including development of new isotopomer methods for estimating biogeochemical fluxes on centennial timescales, a key unknown in Earth System Models. The successful candidates will work in a collaboration environment between soil sciences, tree physiology and biophysics.

Project and Tasks: The goal is to understand biogeochemical fluxes from the leaf level to soil organic matter. We will use experiments under controlled conditions, field sites and paleo archives to identify isotopomer signals of key ecosystem processes. Isotopomers describe the abundance of stable heavy isotopes in defined intramolecular groups of a metabolite, and have fundamental advantages as direct reporters of metabolic regulation.
Scientific Surroundings include the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU, and the KBC centre at Umeå University (, Umeå, Northern Sweden.

Position 1: PhD student position (4 years) with focus on tracing isotopomer signals from leaf level to paleo archives. Requirements: A master’s university degree in chemistry or a related field. Experience with NMR or stable isotopes is a merit.
Position 2: Postdoc (2-year stipend) with focus on plant- and tree-physiological experiments for identifying isotopomer signals. Requirements: PhD in plant physiology or a related field.

For further information and application procedure please contact:
Professor Jürgen Schleucher, jurgen.schleucher@chem.umu.use
Professor Mats Nilsson,

Project manager (postdoc) with EarthShape- University of Tübingen

Project Manager (postdoc) Position SPP EarthShape: Earth Surface Shaping by Biota.

The EarthShape priority program (DFG-SPP 1803; will explore how biologic processes form soil, influence topography, and thereby shape the Earth’s surface. Your task will be to assist the coordination of a consortium of 13 interdisciplinary projects comprising 17 new PhD students and 33 German and 19 Chilean investigators from the fields of Geology, Ecology, Soil Sciences, Geography, Microbiology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry. EarthShape research will be conducted at four study sites within in the Chilean Coastal Range that features one of Earth’s most spectacular vegetation gradients and is controlled by climate ranging from hyper-arid to humid temperate. It is a natural laboratory to study how biology and topography interact.

Aim: To assist the project coordinators and facilitate data collection, communication, and logistics between different research groups in both Germany and Chile.

Your tasks: You will work with Chilean and German participants to: install and maintain meteorological and river discharge and ecologic monitoring equipment in Chile; organize project meetings and student training workshops; coordinate project fieldwork, common data sets, and sampling permits; oversight of project data storage and web site; and organize public outreach. The primary work location is Tübingen, Germany and travel to Chile is required.  Your primary supervisors will be Prof. Todd Ehlers (Uni. Tuebingen) and Prof. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg (GFZ Potsdam).

The position is initially for 3 years with the possibility of being extended for an additional 3 years. Salary is commensurate with experience and at the TV-E13 (100%) level. The start date for the position is January, 2016.
Please submit your application to Todd Ehlers (

Tenure-Track Professor in Paleobiology, Geobiology, and Earth History

The Departments of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology (OEB) and Earth & Planetary Sciences (EPS)—in partnership with the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ)—invite applications for two tenure-track faculty positions spanning the broadly defined fields of paleobiology, geobiology, and Earth history. They seek to attract two outstanding individuals to establish innovative research programs and teach both undergraduate and graduate students. We are especially interested in individuals whose work spans the intellectual interests of the OEB and EPS departments, including paleontology and/or the interactions between life, evolution, (bio)geochemistry, and the environment over geologic time, either on land or in the ocean. The positions may be associated with curatorial appointments in the MCZ with oversight responsibilities of the museum’s invertebrate paleontology collections.
Please submit applications online at:
Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita; a statement of research and teaching interests; four representative publications; and the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2015, and conclude when the positions are filled.
Address questions about the position to Professor Ann Pearson ( or Professor James Hanken ( and about the application process to Chenoweth Moffatt (

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Open Rank Position in Geobiology - University of Southern California

The Departments of Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invite applications for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track faculty position in geobiology anticipated to start Fall 2016. 

They are looking for an interdisciplinary scientist who will apply modern, quantitative and innovative techniques to solve major problems in any area of geobiology. Interests include but are not limited to candidates with expertise in geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, and/or organic geochemistry, who combine field-based studies with state-of-the-art analytical capabilities and laboratory experimentation. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a transformative research program, to provide leadership in USC’s strong geobiology program, and to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The position can be filled at the Full Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. or equivalent in the Geosciences, Microbiology, or related field is required. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information of at least four individuals who can provide letters of recommendation upon request. In addition, applicants should include in their cover letter a list of what they consider to be critical issues in geobiology today and a research statement that demonstrates how the candidate plans to address those issues. 

Find out more here: 
Review of complete applications will begin October 15, 2015. 
For further information, please contact the Chair of the search committee, Jan Amend at