Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego invites applications for four professorial positions listed below. We seek motivated, broad-thinking scientist/educators to establish vigorous research programs and provide intellectual leadership in their fields while complementing existing expertise at Scripps and other UCSD departments. SIO is a world-renowned center of solid earth, oceanographic, biological, and atmospheric research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to inclusive excellence by providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Marine Biogeochemistry: We seek outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in marine biogeochemistry. The potential for academic and research excellence (rather than specific research focus) will be the principal criterion for selection. In particular, we seek candidates using innovative and interdisciplinary analytical, field, and/or modeling approaches that will strengthen collaborations across disciplines at Scripps Oceanography. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: radio- and stable-isotope chemistry, regional and/or global biogeochemical cycles (e.g., C, N, P, S), the deep biosphere and/or hydrothermal systems, sedimentary biogeochemistry, diagenesis, and cycling of contaminants. For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018.
Assistant Professor: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01625

Trace Gases in the Atmosphere: We seek outstanding candidates for a position to be filled at the Associate or Full Professor level, although Assistant level appointment may also be considered. We seek applicants with interests in quantifying sources and sinks of atmospheric trace gases on global and regional scales as they particularly affect anthropogenic climate change and other large-scale environmental issues. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: inverse modeling of source and sink distributions based on atmospheric observations, innovative methods for measuring greenhouse gases and stratospheric ozone depleting substanaces in the regional and global atmosphere, and large-scale studies of industrial and biogenic gases based on atmospheric observations. Candidates will be evaluated in part on the basis of their potential to assume leadership of the Scripps component of the international Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE). For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018.
Assistant Professor: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01626
Associate and/or Full Professor: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01627

Low-Temperature Geochemistry: We seek outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in low-temperature geochemistry. We are interested in candidates who will build a program of laboratory and field studies of international standing in low-temperature geochemical applications which strengthen the research portfolio of SIO and UC San Diego. The potential for academic excellence, rather than research area, will be the principal criterion for selection. Appropriate areas for specialization could span a wide range of surficial processes in the marine and terrestrial environments. The candidate’s area of research could include but is not limited to: sediment geochemistry, fluid geochemistry, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, geochronology, fluid-rock interaction, low- temperature geochemical cycles, trace-element geochemistry, geochemical proxy development, or surficial inorganic geochemical process in the cryosphere, weathering systems, anthropological contexts, and the fossil record. For full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2018.
Assistant Professor: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01628

Human Health and the Oceans: We seek outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position with a history of novel research activities at the intersection of ocean sciences and human health. Research into Human Health and the Oceans (HHO) is inherently multidisciplinary, and we will consider applicants from a broad range of fields including but not limited to: natural products drug discovery, genomics, microbiome, biosynthesis, chemical ecology, biogeography, marine model organisms, biomaterials, and environmental toxicology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong extramurally supported research program that integrates with and aids the growth of existing HHO research at SIO and UC San Diego, in particular at the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine. (Documentation of strong interest and any history of achievement in mentoring undergraduate, graduate, or postdocs is required, commensurate with rank and experience.) Joint appointments with other UCSD departments may be possible for appropriate candidates. For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018.
Assistant Professor: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01629 
Associate Professor: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01630

Each position requires a separate application submission. Current Assistant level candidates with strong academic and research profiles are also encouraged to apply separately at the Associate level, if available.

Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in a relevant field is required at the time of application. Depending on level of appointment, strong potential for or previous development of a vigorous, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program and associated scholarly impact, together with teaching, mentoring, and advising within the SIO undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of service and broader contributions to diversity, leadership activities, and other items that will contribute positively to departmental welfare are preferred.

The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For
applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please also see: http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/index.html for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Vertebrate Paleo Collections Manager UCMNH

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History invites applications for a Vertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager position. They seek an individual with interests in fossil vertebrates and trace fossils to guide the day-to-day management of the physical collections and associated resources including archives and paper records as well as databases. The museum is a world-class natural history institution nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. The Fossil Vertebrate collection houses nearly 100,000 specimens largely from Mesozoic and Cenozoic localities, with an exceptional collection of Paleogene mammals. Additionally, the ichnofossil and eggshell holdings include approximately 6,000 fossil footprints and other trace fossils plus the world-class Karl Hirsch fossil eggshell collection (~5,900 eggshells). Most holdings are from the U.S. Western Interior, but the collections are enhanced by specimens from elsewhere in the U.S. and the world.

Qualifications: M.S. degree in relevant field (Geology, Biology, or Museum Studies) and at least two years of experience as a collections manager. Job requires demonstrable proficiency with the taxonomy, nomenclature, and identification of fossil vertebrates. Knowledge of care and management of fossil vertebrate and trace fossil collections, including cataloging and accessioning specimens, processing loans, regulations and permits, electronic databases (e.g., CollectiveAccess and Microsoft Access), Microsoft Office, and Adobe software, and collection research methods also required. Additional required skills include demonstrable attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organization, teamwork, and communication skills, ability to interface professionally with the university, public, governmental and research communities, and ability to manage projects, students, and volunteers.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in supervisory roles, vertebrate paleontological fieldwork, grant-writing, database management, and digitization.

To Apply: Applicants must apply online at https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=11990&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WjQ_N3oZ4EY.mailto.

Applicants will need to provide a CV, letter of interest, and names and contact information for three references. Position is open until 31 January 2018. 

 Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Jaelyn Eberle (Jaelyn.Eberle@Colorado.edu) or Dr. Talia Karim (Talia. Karim@Colorado.edu).

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Awards for Best Student Presentations at the 2017 GSA

Hey everyone! We are pleased to announce the student presentation award winners from the 2017 GSA meeting.

For the best talk:

Jeffrey Osterhout: Stable Isotope Geochemistry Of A Late Archean Microbial Ecosystem: Diversity In The Pre-GOE Oceans

Jack Shaw: Planktonic Foraminiferal Bleaching During Early Eocene Hyperthermal Events

Honorable Mentions: 

Erynn Johnson: Shells And Marine Revolutions: Experimental Tests Of Theoretical Shell Shapes

Daniel Killam: Pollution, Growth Rates, And Conservation Of Red Sea Giant Clams Using Isotope Sclerochronology


For the best poster:

Camille Dwyer: δ18O Schlerochronology Of Late Cretaceous Bivalves And Preservation Of Seasonality Irrespective Of Alteration

Jana Meixnerova: Did Volcanism Cause The Whiff Of Oxygen 2.5 Billion Years Ago?



Winners will be awarded a prize at the 2018 GSA meeting.