Research positions in Reconstructing Sea-Level Change

Mercoledì, 4 Settembre 2013

The Institute of Marine and Coastal Science (IMCS) at Rutgers University, invites applications for post-doctoral associates and graduate students (PhD level) in coastal evolution/Quaternary environmental change. This project is part of an ongoing program of field based research to reconstruct Holocene sea levels. Skills in micropaleontology/palaeoenvironmental reconstructions and/or sedimentology of coastal systems are highly desirable. Candidates with a strong numerical or statistical background are also sought-after. The post-doctoral associate is required to have a Ph.D. in coastal geomorphology/geology or a related discipline. The graduate student is required to have undergraduate degree in Geology/Physical Geography or a related discipline.

The coastal projects are led by Ben Horton (IMCS) and Andrew Kemp (Tufts University). All applicants should demonstrate a clear desire to participate in multi-disciplinary and collaborative fieldwork and a desire to produce exceptional science.

Post-doctoral Associates:  Initially the contract duration will be 1 year (but it is renewable). Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English is required. International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Graduate Students: Graduate assistantships with the Graduate Program in Oceanography, IMCS are available All assistantships include a highly competitive stipend, full tuition and health benefits, and are 4 years in duration (dependent on completion of learning and assessment goals).

Post-doctoral associate and graduate student applications should include a CV, list of publications, a short (1-page) synopsis of previous research achievements and research plans, and contact information for at least two referees. Inquiries and applications (single PDF file) should be sent to Ben Horton and/or Andrew Kemp will be attending the GSA and AGU annual meetings. Review of applications will begin on 15th December 2013, but will continue until the positions are filled.