Post-Doctoral Associate, Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences

University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


Ph.D. in Earth or related sciences is required.

About the Job

The Department of Earth Sciences may have positions available (contingent upon funding) for a Post-doctoral Associate to work with faculty members and their research groups. Faculty research specialties within the department include but are not limited to geochemistry, paleomagnetism, Quaternary sciences, sedimentology, petrology, hydrogeology, geomicrobiology, structural geology, geophysics, rock physics and rheology.

Before applying, it is highly recommended for interested persons to review faculty members' web pages for individual research interests and to directly contact faculty members with whom they wish to work.

Post-doctoral associates work with faculty members and their research groups to conduct research that will provide further development of career skills or allows them opportunities to learn new research techniques. Post-doctoral associates may supervise research assistants and laboratory personnel. The post-doctoral position is limited to a period of three years, with possibility of extenstion up to five depending on training needs.

Positions may become available during the 2020-21 fiscal year. Application deadline is June 30, 2021.

About the Department

The N.H. Winchell School of Earth Sciences lies within the College of Science & Engineering. The School is the umbrella under which resides the Institute for Rock Magnetism, the Limnological Research Center (National Lacustrine Core Facility & Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office), the Minnesota Geological Survey, and the Department of Earth Sciences, including the Polar Geospatial Center.

How To Apply

Before applying, it is highly recommended for interested persons to review faculty members' web pages for individual research interests and to directly contact faculty members with whom they wish to work.

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Candidates must submit CV/Resume and a cover letter. Additional documents recommended but not required are: Statement of Research Interests; Names of Three References.


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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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