Two post-doc positions in isotope geochemistry available (Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain)20/05
The Institute of Technology and Renewable Energies (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) is seeking 2 postdoctoral isotope geochemistry fellows to join our dynamic applied geochemistry research group. The appointment will be for 2 years period. The successful candidates will conduct isotope geochemistry research activities related to volcano monitoring, ground water resources in volcanic terrains, geothermal exploration, food authenticity and traceability, geochronology, paleoclimatology and paleoecology as well as consult with and train foreign counterparts. Documented experience of teamwork and/or participation into integrated multidisciplinary projects represents a plus in the selection process.
Qualified candidates must have EU citizenship, a recent PhD (within the last five years) in the Earth/Ocean/Environmental Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field and should have a strong background in isotope geochemistry and mass spectrometric techniques, together with a solid publication record. The candidates will be expected to play a full role in the timely write-up and publication of the results, including participation in national and international conferences. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to work closely with ITER (Institute of Technology and Renewable Energies)/ INVOLCAN (Canary Islands Volcanological Institute) research staff and provide mentorship to undergraduate, M.Sc. and Ph.D. trainees.
The Geochem Lab mantains a complete set of mass spectrometric instruments to perform a wide variety analysis such as (i) IRMS Thermo Finnigan MAT 253 coupled with Thermo TRACE GC ULTRA, Thermo FLASH 2000 EA and Thermo GASBENCH II for H, O, C and N isotopic ratios, (ii) Thermo Scientific HELIX SFT NGMS for noble gas isotopic ratios, (iii) Thermo Fisher iCAP Q ICP-MS for elemental and isotopic ratios, and (iv) a new Thermo Scientific Triton Plus multicollector TIMS for isotopic ratios, which will be installed by the end of this year. In addition to this set of instrumentations the Geochem Lab includes additional tools such as IC, GC, microGC, ICP-AES, QMS and GC-MSMS for a variety of inorganic and organic chemical analysis. One of the seeked postdoctoral position will focus mainly in the use of IRMS and NMGS while the other one will focus mainly in the use of TIMS and ICP-MS.
Work experience in foreign countries, participation in international research projects and foreign language skills are also desirable. The position is based at the Institute of Technology and Renewable Energies (ITER) Tenerife, Canary Islands, SPAIN; however, routine travel to collaborate with colleagues is expected. Post-Doc annual salary is either 30.000 € or 35.310 € depending on qualifications. If you are interested and have additional questions about these two Post-Doc positions, please contact Dr. Eleazar Padrón (email@example.com). Applicants should supply (a) a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, (b) a motivation letter including a statement of past achievement and future research interests and goals (maximum 2 pages) and (c) e-mail address of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To receive full consideration, all materials must be received by 20 May 2017.
Intended starting date is 1 July 2017.