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Post-doctoral position at Limnological Research Center

The Limnological Research Center (LRC) at the University of Minnesota has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow or a research associate who is also interested in gaining some teaching experience.  The LRC is engaged in (1) the study of lake sediments and proxy records preserved in them to reconstruct past environmental changes, (2) the study of modern interactions between surface water bodies and groundwater and how they affect the lake chemistry, (3) the study of carbon cycling within lakes, and (4) the investigation of regional climate change patterns and possible teleconnections, to name a few examples.  Most of the LRC projects deal with Pleistocene and Holocene time periods. The LRC Core Lab is a large, well-equipped laboratory dedicated to the sedimentological, geochemical and paleoecological investigation of lacustrine sediment cores.  Our facility contains a wide range of coring devices for retrieving high-quality sediment cores from diverse lake settings.  Additionally, there is active cooperation with the Institute for Rock Magnetism (IRM) and the Minnesota Isotope Lab (TIMS and SIRMS), and a cross-college paleoecology program.  LacCore, the first national repository solely dedicated to the curation of lake sediment cores is now fully operational.

The post-doctoral position carries full stipend with health coverage for up to two years in the range of $30,000 to $35,000 per annum.  There is no separate allowance to cover research expenses, and it is expected that the post-doctoral fellow will initially join the ongoing projects and eventually raise his or her research funding.  The successful candidate is expected to help teach one course per semester.  One of the courses will be the Earth System: Geosphere-Biosphere Interactions, a capstone course required of undergraduate majors.  The second course may be, but not limited to, Introductory Physical Geology (non-science majors' course) or a graduate course in Limnogeology.  The area of research specialty is open, but some preference may be given to those interested in stable isotope techniques. 

The appointment must start no later than June 4, 2001, and applications will be reviewed as they are received.  To apply, send by email an application letter describing research interests, resume, and the names, email addresses and institutional affiliations of three persons from whom reference letters may be requested.  Pdf files are preferred.  Please refer in the letter to the advertisement for the post-doctoral position posted on the web page for the Department of Geology and Geophysics at http://www.geo.umn.edu/.   The application material should be sent to Dr. Emi Ito, Acting Director, Limnological Research Center, at [log in to unmask].  Interested persons are asked to visit the web page for additional information on the Department and LRC.  The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.