Post-doctoral Fellow in Isotope Geochemistry in
the Department of Earth Sciences

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Isotope Geochemistry in the Department of Earth Sciences (Ref.: 518691), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

The Department of Earth Sciences (DES) is establishing an analytical geochemical facility that includes a new Thermo NEOMA multi-collector (MC)-ICP-MS, a Thermo iCap Quadrupole (Q)-ICP-MS, and a Teledyne Iridia Laser Ablation system.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in the broad field of geochemistry or a related field, with existing expertise in geochemistry and the experience in operation of a MC-ICP-MS.

The appointee will conduct original research in the broad field of isotope geochemistry and will help oversee the management of the ICP-MS facility. Importantly, he/she will work with staff to establish new methodologies in the facility, including the exploration of novel, non-traditional isotopic systems pertinent to research activities within DES, and will help train technicians and students on sample preparation and the operation of the instruments. The appointee will have opportunities to conduct research in collaboration with existing staff members in DES and will also be encouraged to seek extradepartmental collaborations across the Faculty of Science whenever possible.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. All applicants should apply online at the University's careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. with a list of publications and a 2-page "research statement" that summarized previous experience and future interests. Prospective candidates can direct inquiries to Dr. Ryan McKenzie (ryan00@hku.hk). Review of applications will commence on January 28, 2023, and continue until the post is filled.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

posted: 23 December 2022 Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.