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Post-Doctoral Associate – Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences

University of Minnesota

Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeFull Job DescriptionPh.D. in Earth, environmental, or related sciences is required.

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences may have positions available (contingent upon funding) for a Postdoctoral Associate to work with faculty members and their research groups. Faculty research specialties within the department include but are not limited to geochemistry, paleomagnetism, Quaternary sciences, sedimentology, petrology, hydrogeology, geomicrobiology, structural geology, geophysics, rock physics and rheology.

Post-doctoral associates work with faculty members and their research groups to conduct research that will provide further development of career skills or allows them opportunities to learn new research techniques. Post-doctoral associates may supervise research assistants and laboratory personnel. The post-doctoral position is limited to a period of three years, with possibility of extenstion up to five depending on training needs.

Positions may become available during 2022-23. Before applying, check with potential faculty supervisors as to whether or not a postdoctoral position is available in your area of expertise (Faculty Information can be found here: Applications are accepted at any time, but the deadline for positions starting in the current fiscal year is May 1, 2023.

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences lies within the College of Science & Engineering. The School is the umbrella under which resides the Institute for Rock Magnetism, the Limnological Research Center (National Lacustrine Core Facility & Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office), the Minnesota Geological Survey, and the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, including the Polar Geospatial Center.

Before applying, check with potential faculty supervisors as to whether or not a postdoctoral position is available in your area of expertise (Faculty Information can be found here:

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Candidates must submit CV/Resume and a cover letter. Additional documents recommended but not required are: Statement of Research Interests; Names of Three References.

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