UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin offers a position for a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the areas of groundwater geochemical evolution and paleoclimate reconstructions. These studies are focused on the limestone aquifer and caves in Guam in the tropical western Pacific, in collaboration with the Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific at the University of Guam. The research involves groundwater and rainwater geochemistry, including stable and radiogenic isotopes, and paleoclimate, including reconstructions using speleothems and assessments of speleothem proxies in the modern hydrologic system. The postdoctoral fellow will lead the analyses and interpretations of the geochemical time series and manage the project database.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in relevant discipline(s) and one or more of the following areas of expertise: 1) stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry of groundwater; 2) hydrogeology of karst systems; 3) petrography and geochemistry of speleothem calcite; 4) U-series isotopes analytical methods; and 5) tropical Pacific climate and time-series analysis. The Department and Jackson School have excellent analytical facilities in isotope geochemistry and a wide range of karst and climate science research expertise.

Pending arrival of funding, the position will be available starting in spring 2014 and may be renewed for up to a total appointment of four years. Typical starting salary for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department is $50K/annually plus benefits. To apply send a CV including the names of three references to Jay Banner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Review of applications will begin on January 13 and continue until position is filled.

Security sensitive position, and final selection dependent on successful background check.

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