Research Assistant Professor in Microbeam Studies of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Materials

Research Assistant Professor in the broadly defined area of microanalytical characterization of terrestrial and planetary samples. We seek a colleague who creatively use theoretical, computational, observational and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems and processes related to these areas, with a particular emphasis on a candidate that could make use of our cutting-edge instrumentation, including Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS: Cameca 7f/geo and NanoSIMS 50L), Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA: JEOL 8200), and laser Raman spectroscopy (Renishaw InVia), as well as facilities of the Institute for Materials Science and Engineering, and across campus, including a new JEOL GrandARM2 AC-STEM and a new Bruker D8 Discover Plus X-ray Diffractometer. The successful candidate will contribute to a dynamic and diverse research community in EEPS and across Washington University through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program, and through engagement with colleagues, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from non-traditional research backgrounds and from scientists who understand the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education and research.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a focus in Earth, environmental, or planetary science, or a related field, at the time of appointment. Complete applications comprise a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement. The research statement should include ongoing and proposed future research projects, including potential sources of research funding, as well as how applicants would broaden scientific participation, encourage critical thinking, independence, and self-confidence, and foster the development of people of all backgrounds.

posted: 23 May 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.