Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Alabama

Postdoctoral Position in Nanogeochemistry


Applicants are invited to apply for a two-year postdoctoral position, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), under the supervision of Dr. Alberto Pérez-Huerta in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama. The successful candidate will be involved in the development and optimization of atom probe tomography (APT) for applications in Earth Sciences, in collaboration with the UA Central Analytical Facilities (CAF; www.caf.ua.edu).

Minimum qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Geosciences, Material Sciences, Physics or a related scientific field;
  2. Previous research with focus in instrumentation development, especially in focused ion beam (FIB) microscopy and/or LEAP;
  3. Basic knowledge of (geo-) chemistry, both inorganic and organic;
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team;
  5. Strong verbal and written skills. Position to begin in the first quarter of 2018.

Details regarding the competitive compensation package (salary plus benefits) can be obtained from Dr. Alberto Pérez-Huerta (aphuerta@ua.edu). When submitting a position application, candidates are expected to provide a cover letter, including background and research experience related to the position, a CV, and contact information for two referees. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and Actively Seeks Diversity in its Employees.

posted: 06 November 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.