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The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in Mineral physics.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research scholar position to carry out high-pressure research as a member of the mineral physics group (www.DanShimLab.info) at ASU.  The researcher will carry out experiments for understanding reactions between hydrogen and minerals (silicates and metals) and between water and minerals at high pressure and high temperature in laser-heated diamond-anvil cell, expected to operate the hydrogen gas loading system at ASU.  The researcher will conduct experiments at synchrotron facilities and ASU, will analyze data and develop models for applications of experimental results for understanding the interiors of terrestrial, gas giants, and ice giants in the solar-system and exoplanets, and will travel for synchrotron experiments and for presenting research results at scientific conferences.

SESE is an interdisciplinary department, bringing together all of Earth and space science at ASU, including astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, and geology. 

The initial appointment is being made on a fiscal year, full-time appointment for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The desired start date is July 1, 2020. This position comes with a competitive salary, funding for academic travel, and full health insurance coverage. 

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Earth sciences, physics, chemistry, materials science or related field by the start date.

Desired qualifications include a background in laser-heated diamond-anvil cell, synchrotron X-ray techniques, Raman spectroscopy, and infrared spectroscopy.  Experience in crystallography data analysis is strongly desired. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of the doctoral degree.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/74882 to include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Contact information for three references
  • A curriculum vitae with a publication list
  • A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less)

Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be April 23, 2020.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty) at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the College diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

 In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf 

You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in ecosystem science.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research scholar position to work in collaboration with Dr. Heather Throop.

The postdoctoral research position will focus on understanding controls over carbon cycling in human-impacted dryland ecosystems. The postdoc will collaborate on projects addressing carbon cycle responses to changes in vegetation, land management, and climate. The postdoc will collaborate on research applying robotics and machine learning tools to characterize patterns and processes of organic matter distribution and decomposition in dryland ecosystems. Critical components of this position will include data collection in drylands in the western US, laboratory analysis image analysis, and data synthesis. The postdoc will be expected to take a lead writing scientific papers and will have the opportunity to participate in grant proposal submissions. The postdoc will also participate in maintaining routine lab and field research operations.

The postdoc will work with Dr. Heather Throop and a multi-disciplinary group of collaborators in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Excellence in collaborative research with student researchers is key to success in this position. Opportunities will also exist to work with collaborators at other universities and federal agencies.

SESE is an interdisciplinary department, bringing together earth and space science at ASU, including geology, earth surface processes, ecology, hydrology, astrophysics, cosmology, and planetary science. Read more about SESE at https://sese.asu.edu/. ASU is home of the CAP LTER site and the NEON BioRepository. Relevant centers of research excellence include the Global Drylands Center and the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science.

The initial appointment is being made on a fiscal year, full-time appointment for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The anticipated start date is August 2020. This position comes with a competitive salary and health insurance coverage.  Candidates must be within five years from receipt of their doctoral degree. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, biology, geology, or closely related field, and a background in ecosystem ecology or earth science.  Desired qualifications include a background in biogeosciences, dryland ecology, or machine learning. Experience with field and lab-based carbon cycle analysis methods (e.g., CO2 flux measurements, soil carbon characterization) is desired, as is experience in scientific writing and data analysis. Ability to work collaboratively in a research team, with particular emphasis on ability to collaborate effectively with student researchers.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/76582 to include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Contact information for three references
  • A curriculum vitae with a publication list
  • A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less)

Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be July 29, 2020.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty) at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the College diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

 In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf 

You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.