POST DOC POSITION Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences. University of Geneva - Switzerland Activity 80 to 100%, maximum salary class 10/6
Post doctoral position in Quantitative Sedimentary Petrography
Roles and Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to develop a rigorous research program on quantitative sedimentary petrography and to participate in teaching and supervision of graduate students at both the master's and doctoral levels. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the management of a newly installed rock-typing lab including a QEMSCAN automated quantitative analyzer and an image analysis system, to develop integrated analytical workflows and best practices related to the aforementioned analytical tools, while supporting other internal and external research projects, possibly of large and diverse nature needing the use of these technologies.
Qualifications: Qualifications include a Ph.D. in an appropriate Earth science discipline from an accredited college or university in the past 5 years and a proven track record of hands-on analytical skills with quantitative and semi-quantitative analytical techniques (quantitative microscopy analysis, SEM, EDS). Demonstrated teaching experience is desirable but not required. The successful applicant will have an active, field-based and analytical research program that will complement existing strengths in sedimentology, limnogeology, geochemistry, mineralogy, ore geology, quantitative geomorphology and tectonics. Preference may be given to applicants with research interests in one or more areas including sedimentary geology, quantitative petrography, reservoir geology, sedimentary basin analysis, or quantitative mineralogy. Documented experience of teamwork and/or participation into integrated multidisciplinary projects, represent a plus in the selection process.
Place of work: Earth and Environmental Science Section, University of Geneva, Rue des Maraichers 13, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
Expected start date: April 1st, 2013
Terms of position: maximum two years; possible continuation after this mandate upon performance and funding availability.
Application procedure and closing date: Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, proposed research plans (maximum of 3 pages) and contact information for five referees. Review of applications will begin on February 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed by e-mail to Mrs. Jacqueline Fellmann (Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org), Secretary of the Department of Geology and Paleontology.
General information: the Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences (http://www.unige.ch/sciences/terre/) includes an enthusiastic group of undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students and laboratory facilities in collaboration with the University of Lausanne, including XRF/XRD, electron microprobe/SEM laboratories, stable isotope, argon geochronology, ICPMS, MC-ICP MS and a new SIMS. Geneva is an exceptionally international city, surrounded by spectacular geological and natural settings, located at the core of Europe. The University of Geneva is an equal opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.