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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Researcher in High Latitude Biogeochemistry and Weathering

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Postdoctoral Researcher in High Latitude Biogeochemistry and Weathering

Postdoctoral Researcher in High Latitude Biogeochemistry and Weathering

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University of Florida

Top-ranked, public research university.


Gainesville, Florida, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time

Entry level

$51,500 per year for 3 years

Required education

Application deadline
1 October 2020

4 September 2020

Job description

The Postdoctoral Researcher will join an NSF-funded research project titled “Significance of Ice-loss to landscapes in the Arctic: SILA (Inuit concept of the physical world and weather)” . The position is based in the Department of Geological Sciences , but will include research collaborations with colleagues in six different departments. The research goal is to take an integrated approach to studying feedbacks between hydrogeology, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, microbiology, botany, ecosystem ecology, and weathering associated with retreat of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The Postdoctoral Researcher will focus on either biogeochemical processes related to hydrology, weathering, microbially mediated reactions, and plant community succession, or radiogenic isotopes as tracers of dust and weathering processes in four watersheds extending from the ice to the coast.

Preference will be given to candidates interested in interdisciplinary collaborations, organizing and executing high latitude fieldwork, and relating their specific research on high latitude environmental sciences and climate change to non-science communities. We are also looking for candidates with demonstrated abilities to conduct independent research as well as effective oral and written communication skills. The first field season will start May 2021.

Participants in the Greenland project embrace multiple perspectives and approaches. We encourage applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of this academic endeavor.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the UF jobs website: Application instructions are available on this site. Evaluation of applicants will begin Oct. 1 and the position will stay open until filled.
For additional information: contact Jon Martin ( about the biogeochemistry project or Ellen Martin ( about the radiogenic isotope project.