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Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Rice University - Houston, TX, USA

Houston, Texas, United States
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The Climate & Water Lab in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the field of climate modeling with a specialization in water isotope physics, clouds, and climate change.

Description
This NASA-funded project is supported for up to two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500.

The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan aligning with the scientific topic, and a commitment to fostering diversity in their field of research.
Tasks
Please contact Dr. Sylvia Dee: sylvia.dee@rice.edu for more information and details on the post.
Requirements
The position requires a strong background in climate science & modeling, as well as with remote sensing products. Experience in numerical/statistical and geospatial modeling is required, and experience running CAM5/6 and/or CESM is preferred.
Candidates will be expected to contribute positively to the diversity of the department through outreach or other means. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.
Applications
Applicants are required to submit:

1. A current CV, including a list of publications
2. A brief synopsis of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation (no longer than one page).
3. A brief diversity statement that explains the applicants’ interest in, experience with, and/or planned commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their field of research (no longer than one page)
4. A concise research proposal (no longer than 1 page, including figures, excluding references) describing the applicant’s research interests, and how it prepares the applicant for the proposed work.

Documents should be submitted as a single PDF file to Dr. Sylvia Dee (sylvia.dee@rice.edu).

In addition, letters of reference should be submitted by 2-3 referees to the same email address.
Appointment may begin anytime after 1 January 2022. For further information or questions contact sylvia.dee@rice.edu.
Application deadline
Further information
Please contact Dr. Sylvia Dee: sylvia.dee@rice.edu for more information and details on the post.
Contact email
sylvia.dee@rice.edu

Postdoctoral Research Scientist - NY, USA

Pallisades, New York, United States
Category
Logistics
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the fields of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Candidates should have recently completed their Ph.D. or should expect to complete their degree requirements by September 2022.

Fellowships are supported institutionally for 24 months, include a $7,500 research allowance, and carry an annual salary of $66,000. Successful candidates will be encouraged to apply for external funding and may be eligible for further internal awards and positions. Lamont is especially interested in qualified candidates who will increase the diversity of the Observatory’s scientific personnel.

Candidates should have recently completed or be nearing completion of their Ph.D.

Columbia University benefits accompany this Officer of Research appointment.
Description
Researchers at the Observatory work to understand the dynamics of the Earth’s chemical, physical, and biological systems, from the core to the upper atmosphere, including Earth-human interactions.
Tasks
Our scientists lead research in the fields of solid Earth dynamics; ocean, atmospheric, and climate systems; cryospheric dynamics; paleoclimate; biogeoscience, and geohealth solutions.
Requirements
Candidates should have recently completed or be nearing completion of their Ph.D.

The principal selection criteria for Fellows are scientific excellence and a clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of Earth science. Applications from all related fields are welcomed.
Applications
The deadline for applications is 5 November 5 2021.

Prior to submitting your application, please review application instructions using the following link: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/postdoc

Only online applications will be accepted.
Application deadline
Further information
For further information about this position and to submit your application and other required documents, please visit our application site at: https://academic.careers.columbia.edu/#/81937
Contact email
aileen@ldeo.columbia.edu

2 Postdoc Fellow Positions in Speleothem Research - Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea
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Logistics
The speleothem research team at the ICCP in Busan, South Korea is seeking two postdoctoral fellows to join them.
The two 2-year postdoctoral fellow positions are funded as part of the IBS Young
Scientist Fellowship grant to Dr. Jasper A. Wassenburg.

Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics
• Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
• Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow
• Salary: 50-60 million KRW/year
• Term: Full time, 2 years
Description
The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP; http://iccp.ibs.re.kr) directed by Prof. Dr. Axel
Timmermann, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of natural climate variability, manmade climate change and their impacts on the hydrological cycle, regional processes, icesheets, and sea level. The ICCP is generously funded through the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) (http://ibs.re.kr) and its facilities include the super computer Aleph, a MAT253+ with Kiel device, Los Gatos water isotope analyzer, wire saw and micromill. A Picarro L2140i will be installed in November 2021 and will be used for fluid inclusion isotope analysis.
Tasks
The successful candidates will be working with speleothems from the East Asian Monsoon region with a focus on South Korea. The key objectives of the project are to reconstruct the isotope composition of fossil rainfall from the western North Pacific and reconstruct seasonality by means of speleothem fluid inclusion isotope analysis over the last 125,000 years on the Korean Peninsula. Combined fluid inclusion isotopes, clumped isotope analysis and TEX86 will be used to reconstruct absolute cave air temperatures.

Furthermore, the research team will be experimenting with a novel setup to achieve high precision 17O-excess values from speleothem fluid inclusions. The project also involves 230Th/U dating, cave monitoring, carbonate δ13C, δ18O, trace element analysis and climate modeling.
Requirements
* Applicants should have a PhD in Earth Sciences, Geology, Physical Geography, Physics or similar.
* A strong background in speleothem science, excellent lab and writing skills, fluency in English, and basic knowledge on isotope fractionation are required.
*Experience with speleothem fluid inclusions is an advantage but not a requirement.
Applications
Ideally, the candidates can start in March or April 2022. Review of applications will start on
December 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.

Please submit a cover letter with a motivation of application, a curriculum vitae with publication list, and the names and contact information of 2 references to Ms. Jenny Choi (hahadaye@pusan.ac.kr). If you have any further questions regarding these positions, please contact Jasper Wassenburg (jasper.wassenburg@pusan.ac.kr).
Application deadline
Further information
If you have any further questions regarding these positions, please contact Jasper Wassenburg (jasper.wassenburg@pusan.ac.kr).
Contact email
jasper.wassenburg@pusan.ac.kr

Postdoc in Paleolimnology, 80-100%

Bern, Switzerland
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Logistics
Duration: 2 + 2 years
Start: 01.03.2022 or earlier
Salary: Swiss NSF Postdoc salary (87,750 to 91,650 CHF p.a., 100%)
Description
A fully funded postdoc position (2 years, option for 2 years extension) is open for an ambitious and enthusiastic young researcher to work in the Paleolimnology research group at the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research www.oeschger.unibe.ch & Institute of Geography, U of Bern, Switzerland http://www.geography.unibe.ch/research/paleolimnology_group/index_eng.html

The project (1 postdoc and 2 PhD researchers) will explore biogeochemical responses of small and deep lakes to events of Rapid Climate Change (Dansgaard-Oeschger Events, MIS-5e) across Europe (N-S transect, W-E Transect) and NE China.

The focus is on the dynamic interplay between primary productivity, hypolimnetic anoxia and related chemical feedbacks (internal P, Fe and Mn cycling) as responses to rapid climate and vegetation changes. Sediments from a large number of lakes will be investigated using chronological (varve counting, 14C AMS), sedimentological and biogeochemical methods including μXRF, hyperspectral imaging (VNIR), HPLC (analysis of sedimentary pigments), sequential extraction of P, Fe, and Mn fractions, stable isotopes (13C, 15N) and statistical analyses (clustering, time series analysis, Tipping Points).

The project is an international cooperation under the leadership of the University of Bern (PI Prof. Dr. Martin Grosjean) with partners at CNR (Italy), Universities of Mainz (Germany), Gdansk (Poland) and Hefei (China) and GFZ Potsdam (Germany).
Tasks
The main activity of the postdoc is performing research according to the Project Research Plan and publishing in field journals. There is (limited) room to develop independent research. Further duties include organizing field campaigns, liaising with project partners, advising PhD and Master students and very limited teaching (MSc level). The candidate is mentored and supported in his/her career development towards an independent ESR with a competitive CV and personal grant applications. The candidate is part of the OCCR Early Career Network.
Requirements
The successful candidate:
*Holds a PhD in Earth or Environmental Sciences, Physical Geography, Quaternary Science, Environmental Chemistry or similar;
*Is experienced in the work with lake sediments and some (not all) of the methods mentioned above.

The candidate has strong language and communication skills (English), both oral and written, and interpersonal skills are an important criterion. German command is not a condition but helpful for everyday life
Applications
Review of applications starts on 10 November 2021 and continues until the position is filled.

Please direct inquiries to Prof. Dr. Martin Grosjean martin.grosjean@oeschger.unibe.ch.

Applications: One pdf with CV, letter of motivation, transcript of MSc with Grades, publication list, addresses of three referees) should be sent by email to: Prof. Dr. Martin Grosjean, Oeschger Centre, University of Bern Hochschulstrasse 4, 3012 Bern, Switzerland; martin.grosjean@oeschger.unibe.ch; Tel: + 41 31 684 31 47
Further information
Prof. Dr. Martin Grosjean, Oeschger Centre, University of Bern Hochschulstrasse 4, 3012 Bern, Switzerland; martin.grosjean@oeschger.unibe.ch; Tel: + 41 31 684 31 47
Contact email
martin.grosjean@oeschger.unibe.ch

Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Houston, Texas, USA

Houston, TX, United States
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Category
Logistics
The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is inviting applications for the Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department and who contribute positively to the diversity of the department through outreach or other means. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome.
Description
The research fellowships will be supported for two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500.
Tasks
The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of their field of study, research synergies with at least one faculty, and a commitment to fostering diversity in their field of research. The proposed research should encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D.
Requirements
A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, but candidates must have received their Ph.D. no more than 3 years before their start date at Rice.
Applications
Applicants are required to submit:

- A current CV, including a list of publications
- A brief synopsis of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation (no longer than one page).
- A brief diversity statement that explains the applicants’ interest in, experience with, and/or planned commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their field of research (no longer than one page)
- A concise research proposal (no longer than three pages, including figures, excluding references) describing the applicant’s research interests, specifically the research that the applicant would like to pursue at Rice
- The names of potential Rice faculty who could serve as postdoctoral mentors

All five documents should be submitted as a single PDF file to the fellowship search committee (esci-postdoc@rice.edu) by 3 November 2021. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted by three referees to the same email address and by the same deadline.
Application deadline
Further information
https://earthscience.rice.edu/home-page/open-positions/
Contact email
esci-postdoc@rice.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow - Louisiana, USA

Louisiana, United States
Category
Logistics
Location: Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Tulane University: School of Science and Engineering: Earth and Environmental Sciences
The position is funded for 18 months. There will be opportunities for mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

Description
The incumbent postdoctoral fellow will be a member of the Quaternary Research Group at Tulane that focuses on the evolution of coastal and deltaic environments within the context of sea-level rise, subsidence, sediment supply, and other human impacts.
Tasks
Responsibilities will include the analysis of organic carbon accumulation rates in deltaic strata and their role in the global carbon cycle, based on measurements from late Holocene sediment cores (both archival and to be collected) along with geochronological analyses (notably radiocarbon dating).
Requirements
Candidates must have a recent PhD degree in the geosciences or a related field. A background in geochemistry and/or coastal geoscience is a plus but not a requirement.
Applications
Applications should be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/94051 and should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and names and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will start on October 15, 2021; later applicants will receive consideration as long as the position remains unfilled.
Application deadline
Further information
Further information can be obtained from Prof. Torbjörn Törnqvist (tor@tulane.edu).
Contact email
tor@tulane.edu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position - Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway
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Logistics
At the Department of Earth Science, there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within the field of speleothem fluid inclusion analysis.

The position is for a fixed term of 3 years and is part of the ERC project FluidMICS (led by Prof. Nele Meckler).

Description
The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. If the appointee lacks teaching experience, or other relevant qualifications, the employment period may be increased to 3 years and 3 months. Teaching and other duties will in such cases be added to the position.The position may be extended by up to one year (maximum 4 years in total) if the appointee is granted externally financed research stays abroad. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

The completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor and head of department.

It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.
Tasks
Speleothems (dripstones) are an important terrestrial climate archive. They contain small amounts of ancient drip water trapped as microscopic fluid inclusions, which preserve information about the temperature in the cave when they were closed off. In the FluidMICS project, we will use and further develop a method based on the physical properties of the water entrapped in the fluid inclusions. We measure the liquid-vapour homogenisation temperature of the inclusion water and use a thermodynamic model to account for the effect of surface tension. More information about the method can be found in Krüger et al. (Chemical Geology, 289, 2011) and in Marti et al. (Fluid Phase Equilibria, 314, 2012).

Previous results have shown that the scatter of the temperature data obtained from different inclusions of the same growth layers is significantly larger than expected based on the precision of the measurements and natural cave temperature variations. The aim of the FluidMICS project is therefore to identify potential factors and mechanisms that explain the observed scatter of the data in order to further improve the accuracy of the method. To this end we will search for signs of post-closure volume alteration and variations in closure age of the inclusions, as well as investigate potential effects of impurities on the properties of the inclusion water.

The work tasks of this Post-doc position include the identification and quantification of potential factors and mechanisms that contribute to the observed scatter of the temperature data based on analytical findings and model calculations. Investigations will be based on a variety of small-scale imaging techniques in 2D and 3D, using facilities available in Bergen and collaborating with external project partners. In addition, co-supervision of PhD and master students is envisaged.
With this position, we would like to broaden the expertise in the research group and are looking for applicants with a background in physics or material sciences who are interested in applying their expertise to fluid inclusion and paleo-climate research and who are motivated to collaborate in an interdisciplinary team with geologists and climate scientists. In addition to the Post-doc, the FluidMICS team consists of Prof. Nele Meckler, Dr. Yves Krüger, and two PhD candidates, as well as a group of international collaborators.
Requirements
* Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within Physics, Material Sciences, or a related discipline, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
* Expertise in at least two of the following topics is required: Solid-state physics of crystalline materials, Thermodynamics, Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces, Statistics.
* Experience with some of the following analytical techniques is of advantage: Polarisation microscopy, Laser scanning confocal fluorescence microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Raman- and/or Infrared-spectroscopy, X-ray absorption or X-ray tomography.
* Previous experience with numerical modelling of deformation processes and/or surface properties is an advantage
* Applicants must be familiar with Matlab or a similar programming language. Additional experience with Comsol and LabView is of advantage.
* Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
* Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English.
* Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
Applications
Applications must include:
* a brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
* the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
* CV
* transcripts and diplomas. If you have not yet completed your PhD degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the thesis has been submitted.
* relevant certificates/references
* list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
* publications (as applicable)
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge

Please visit this link for more information on how to apply > https://www.uib.no/hr/74251/ansettelsesprosessen
Application deadline
Further information
Please visit the job advert for further details: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/209414/postdoctoral-research-fellow-position-within-speleothem-fluid-inclusion-analysis

For further details about the position, please contact:

Prof. Nele Meckler, Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen: nele.meckler@uib.no
Contact email
nele.meckler@uib.no

Postdoctoral Researchers x 2 - Houston, Texas, USA

Texas, United States
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Logistics
The Rice University Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences department seeks postdoctoral researchers in paleoclimate, water isotopes, and climate modeling. Researchers will be hired to work with Dr. Sylvia Dee in the Climate & Water lab at Rice: https://sylviadeeclimate.org/

This position is fully-funded for two years.
Description
Two projects are available, including (1) water isotope modeling/observations, clouds and climate change; and
(2) tropical Pacific climate over the last 2000 years.

Tasks
This fully funded researcher will be expected to address problems in tropical climate changes and ENSO dynamics over the last 2000 years.
Requirements
The candidate requires a strong background in climate science & modeling, as well as big data methods for managing paleoclimate archives.
Experience in numerical/statistical and geospatial modeling is required.

Education Required:
* Ph.D. or other Doctoral Degree Concentration

Type of Experience:
* Advanced Programming in Python
* Basic command of Fortran
* Experience with climate model output, (preferably NCAR CESM) analysis and visualization Background in ENSO and Last Millennium climate dynamics
* Experience working with paleoclimate data assimilation products (LMR, PHYDA)
* Experience with high performance computing
Applications
Applicants may submit the following materials to Sylvia Dee (sylvia.dee@rice.edu).

(1) A 1-2 page research statement summarizing interest and skill set, which may include the candidate's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the Earth Sciences;
(2) Curriculum Vitae;
(3) Three letters of recommendation

The search will continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is January 2022 or earlier, though the start date is negotiable.
Application deadline
Further information
Dr. Sylvia Dee in the Climate & Water lab at Rice: https://sylviadeeclimate.org/
Contact email
sylvia.dee@rice.edu