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 sedimentary geology
Roles and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop research in the field of sedimentology and micropaleontology in collaboration with members of the Department of Geology and Paleontology. In addition, she/he will be participate in the management and operation of the sedimentology/micropaleontology laboratory (schedule, security, supply management, maintenance of analytical instruments and planning of their use); of processing rock samples (washing, peels, acid etching, smear slides, acetolyses, palynological
preparations with HF); of managing the analytical instruments of the laboratory (cathodoluminescence microscope, X-microfluorescence equipment, porosimeter-permeameter); to assist and train students and laboratory users; to participate to the department teaching program; to provide services outside the university and to participate to the development of new techniques.
Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in sedimentology and/or micropaleontology in the past five years. Solid publication record. Previous experience in laboratory work will be considered. Some knowledge of French is desirable. Strong sense of responsibilities, organization and autonomy.
Place of work: Earth and Environmental Sciences, 13 rue des Maraichers, 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, a publication list, proposed research plans (maximum of 3 pages), and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on February 11, 2013. 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.