Position: Post Doctoral Researcher (00008364)
Position Overview: Conduct research related to Late Cenozoic and Mesozoic stratigraphy and paleoclimatology in Kansas. The post-doctoral researcher will be engaged in studies focused on the subsurface sedimentary facies, stratigraphic framework, chronostratigraphy, and paleoclimatology of Neogene and overlying Quaternary units in the central High Plains aquifer. The research will involve field investigations, such as drilling (coring) and sampling outcrops, and supporting laboratory analyses. These include the stable isotopic measurements on sedimentary organic carbon and authigenic carbonates. Extraction and processing of stable isotope samples will be carried out in KGS lab spaces, and stable isotope analyses will be carried out at the KU Keck Paleoenvironmental & Environmental Stable Isotope Laboratory in the adjacent KU Multidisciplinary Research Building. The research will also involve radiometric dating techniques including U-Pb dating of carbonates, and the generation, interpretation, and publication-ready presentation of U-Pb dates from detrital zircons. Timely presentation of results in peer-reviewed journals and at national meetings is expected.
Starting Date: August 18, 2012
Limited Term End Date: August 17, 2013
Application Deadline: Review begins August 4, 2012.
Salary, Employment Status, and Fringe Benefits: $40,000 annual full-time equivalent.
50%--Responsible for laboratory preparation and stable isotope analysis of subsurface and outcrop samples. Compilation and synthesis of laboratory data. Supervision of hourly lab assistants.
30%--Field sampling and laboratory preparation of geological samples for radiometric dating techniques, including volcanic ash bed chronology, U-Pb dating of carbonates, and U-Pb dating of detrital zircons.
20%--Primary responsibility for presenting and publishing the scientific results from the research activities.
NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis not to exceed six months.
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Annette Delaney, Kansas Geological Survey
Phone: (785) 864-2152
Fax: (785) 864-5317
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