Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences/College of Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-EAS-POSTDOC [#24669]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in experimental geochemistry
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Atmospheric Science
Appl Deadline:2023/05/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/04/07, finished 2023/11/18, listed until 2023/10/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Associate in experimental geochemistry

The Experimental Geochemistry Lab at Cornell University is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to perform high-temperature and high-pressure experiments to quantify the behavior of sulfur throughout the subduction cycle. Research will be under the direction of Megan Holycross ( Previous experience with piston-cylinder experiments and/or synchrotron spectroscopy is highly desirable but not required. In addition to managing their own academic research and administrative duties, the successful applicant will be expected to help mentor junior members of the research group and assist with the maintenance of experimental equipment. The nominal start date of this position is August 15, 2023 but a flexible start date is possible. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation of renewal with satisfactory performance for at least one additional year.

Requirements: - A PhD in the earth sciences - Proficiency in science communication (written and oral) - Ability to contribute to an inclusive working environment, including interaction with researchers at all levels

Assets: - Experience using and maintaining high-pressure and/or high-pressure instrumentation - Experience using x-ray absorption spectroscopy or other synchrotron techniques

Applications should be submitted and should include the following documents: 1) CV; 2) short statement of research interests; 3) names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2023. For more information about this position, contact Dr. Megan Holycross at

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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