Postdoctoral researcher in the area of low-temperature thermochronology and tectonics

The Center of Development of the Geological Survey of Brazil (CEDES/GSB) invites applications for a four-year full-time postdoctoral researcher in the area of low-temperature thermochronology and tectonics starting in June 2020. The successful candidate will join an ongoing project about shear zone reactivation as result of intraplate deformation related to the opening of the South Atlantic in NE-Brazil. The ideal candidate will have a background in fission track and other low-T thermochronological techniques. Experience with numerical modeling will be advantageous. The candidate is expected to take a role, together with other researches, on the construction of the new world-class isotopic facility of the Geological Survey of Brazil that will be built over the next three years. A successful candidate should have the ability to produce high quality research and writing of innovative grants in the Oil & Gas theme.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in the geosciences, chemistry, or related discipline, focusing in the area of thermochronology, geochronology, isotope geochemistry, and/or mass spectrometry.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in low-temperature thermochronology with laboratory experience and/or applied research in tectonics, and/or sedimentary geology. Experience mentoring students and grant writing is also preferred.

Appointment Terms

This is a four-year, full-time position. Salary is integral (88,440.00 R$/year - Brazilian Reais) with no tax applied. Anticipated start date is at completion of search, but could be as late as June 2020. The candidate will work at an office located in the scenery Urca neighborhood of the Rio de Janeiro city, 800m from the Suggar Loaf postcard, close to public transport and vibrant residential zones.

To Apply

Applicants are asked to send the following: a cover letter, CV, research statement, and contact information for at least 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin April 20th, 2020 and continue until an acceptable candidate is found. Applications and any questions should be directed to Dr. Carlos E. Ganade (

published: 13 March 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.