Postdoctoral Researcher in Soil Geochemistry
About the Job
Come work at the frontier of carbon removal and ag-tech leading cutting-edge R&D at UC Berkeley to investigate verification techniques for enhanced rock weathering application in agricultural soils. Our research group combines investigate soil processes at the intersection of microbiology, geochemistry, and physics using field measurements, lab experiments, and mechanistic reactive transport modeling. This is an opportunity to conduct integrative, frontier science with real-world impact.
What we are looking for
The urgency for decarbonization and energy transformation is calling on scientists to rapidly transition insights to applications, much as scientists rapidly responded to Covid-19 with new vaccines in record time. We are looking for a geochemist/soil scientist who is grounded in theory and talented at the bench, but also wants to see the fruits of their work have an impact in the real world. In this exciting new role, you will work closely with Associate Professor CÚline Pallud to investigate a verification methodology for enhanced rock weathering of engineered minerals, by conducting fundamental work in soil column experiments in lab settings. You will also work closely with a network of industry partners that Professor Pallud has established over the past year to analyze and interpret chemical and genomic results from field trials. Due to this unique academic-industry partnership, this 1-year postdoctoral research fellow will have high visibility and direct interaction with startups in the ag-tech and carbon removal space, as well as farmers and other community stakeholders. After completion of the fellowship, there is potential to transition to a full time position at a partnering carbon removal company.
What You Will Do
What You Bring
Preferred candidates will have some knowledge in:
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How to apply: The position is open to applicants who have completed their Ph.D. For full consideration, please send, as a single PDF file, a one-page summary outlining your research interests, a current CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled at firstname.lastname@example.org.