Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University. The project is aimed at using non-traditional stable isotopes to measure reaction rates and understand the processes and mechanisms of mineral-aqueous solution reactions. See our recent publications for details (Liu et al, 2016 Geochemical Perspective Letters; and Zhu et al., 2016, Chemical Geology). The project will combine experimental, analytical, theoretical, and modeling approaches.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in geosciences or a closely related field. A strong background in either stable isotopes or kinetics and thermodynamics is required. Experience performing aqueous geochemical experiments and using geochemical equilibrium and kinetics models is highly desirable. Salary is competitive and includes fringe benefits.
The candidate will be based on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University, and will have access to an extensive suite of analytical tools, including (MC)-ICP-MS, TIMS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, FESEM, FETEM, XRD. Indiana University has some of the most powerful high-performance facilities in the nation that are free for faculty and student use. The position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, intellectual curiosity, and a willingness to explore unfamiliar aspects of the geosciences.
More information about ongoing research in Zhu’s group may be found at: www.indiana.edu/~hydrogeo/
1) A one-page cover letter expressing interest and qualifications in this position
2) A CV with a list of all publications
3) A one-page research statement summarizing previous research experience
4) The names and contact information of at least two referees with knowledge of your research and academic experience