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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Jul 4, 2024

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Earth and Space Science Informatics, Geochemistry, Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
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The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to study the effects of chemical diffusion on magma compositions during melting and disequilibrium transport by porous flow. The successful candidate will be expected to assist with model development and testing, building on an existing python forward modeling code package that determines partial melt compositions in a decompressing regime. The position is for 18 months.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community are the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL’s success. The UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is committed to creating learning, research, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Geoscience, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline.
  • Prior research experience in applied computational methods and coding.
  • Basic understanding of Earth Science principles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge about magmatic systems, radioactive isotope tracer methods, porous flow, two phase flow, or chemical diffusion.
  • Experience designing and writing code to numerically solve differential equations in applied science fields.
  • Experience with version control software.


To apply, access the ad listing, click “Apply for this Job,” and complete the information form by attaching the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest that includes a description of your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.
  4. A statement of current research and research interests. Attach as “Other Document.”


The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is located on the City Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See
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