Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Evanston, Illinois
Feb 12, 2021
Apr 13, 2021
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Northwestern University post-doctoral research associate

A two-year post-doctoral research associate position is available in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University to investigate deep-time ocean acidification (OA) events using multiple stable and radiogenic isotope systems, including B, C, Ca, S, and Sr. The position is funded by the Ubben Program for Climate and Carbon Science administered by the Institute of Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN). Applications are encouraged from candidates with experience in general and clean room chemistry, gas source and thermal ionization mass spectrometry, biomineralization, carbonate geochemistry, sedimentology, and numerical modeling. In addition, the successful candidate should have strong communication skills as they will work with colleagues in the Medill School of Journalism to publish a popular science article in a leading outlet highlighting paleo-OA research findings in relation to current and potential future OA.  

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021. The start-date can be flexible, but no later than September 2021 (assuming easing of pandemic restrictions). Candidates must have a PhD by the start date. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of research interests and experience, CV, and list of three references, including e-mail addresses and phone numbers, with the subject line “OA Postdoc” to; electronic submission of a single pdf file is preferred; or Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208. Questions about the position can be addressed to Andrew Jacobson (, Matt Hurtgen (, or Brad Sageman (

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities,  and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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