Next review date:May 16th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: May 24th, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Berkeley center for Isotope Geochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking a Full-Time Assistant Researcher to begin working early-mid 2018.
The center for Isotope geochemistry in the Earth and Planetary Science Depart of the University of California, Berkeley is seeking a Full-Time Assistant Researcher to begin working early-mid 2018.
Overview: The Center for Isotope Geochemistry (CIG), established in 1988, is an informally designated research center that is associated with the Earth and Planetary Science (EPS) Department at U.C. Berkeley and the Energy Resources Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The available position is in EPS at UC Berkeley and is at the Assistant Researcher level. The successful candidate will carry out experimental research on high temperature seawater-hydrothermal systems such as those that occur at mid-ocean ridges. This research is supported by a currently active NSF grant. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to initiate or collaborate on other research projects as funding permits.
The current NSF-funded research is directed at understanding how the minor ion composition of seawater (Ca, Mg, SO4) affects the efficiency of chemical and isotopic exchange between ocean floor rocks and seawater during hydrothermal circulation of seawater through mid-ocean ridges. This research requires high temperature experimentation, chemical and mineralogical characterization of run products, and reactive transport modeling. The results relate to the long-term controls on the chemistry of the oceans and interpretation of isotopic tracers such as 87Sr/86Sr in the geological record.
Responsibilities: The incumbent will be expected to engage independently and directly in the currently funded research, and to initiate or collaborate on additional research projects of a related nature. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Researcher title and therefore should have appropriate professional achievement and experience. The specific activities involve experiments where basaltic minerals are reacted with a fluid of seawater-like composition at temperatures of 150°C to 350°C for periods of weeks to months in a sealed gold-bag apparatus that can achieve these high temperatures while allowing for periodic fluid sampling and fluid re-injection. In connection with these experiments are chemical and isotopic analysis of fluid and solid samples from the experiments, and modeling of the chemical reactions between minerals and fluid at high temperature.
Initially the incumbent will focus 100% time on the NSF-funded, seawater-hydrothermal research, but is encouraged to help or lead the acquisition of additional funding for other research projects that take advantage of their expertise and the experimental, characterization and modeling capabilities.
Other responsibilities: Develop new experimental capabilities, as required. Present research at meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Assist in preparing reports and giving briefings as needed in support of Earth Science Division programs.
Minimum/Basic Qualifications – Required at the time of application PhD plus a minimum of 3 years relevant experience or equivalent experience in geochemistry.
Additional Qualifications - Required by the start date of the job Knowledge and experience in chemical reactor design and construction. Experience in proposal writing and project development. Demonstrated creativity, ability, and knowledge of experimental hydrothermal geochemistry techniques used at both macro- and nano-scale.
Preferred Requirements: Experience in scanning probe microscopy and interferometry. Experience in reactive transport geochemical modeling.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualification based on classification. UC Berkeley offers excellent health and welfare packages. It also has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. Information on available plans and eligibility can be found at http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and benefits/index.html
Applicants must submit their most recently updated curriculum vitae, a cover letter, statement of research and publications list and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research and/or service. Applicants should also provide contact information only for 3 references. Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. All reference letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.
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The University is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research and/or service. (Optional)
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