Post-doctoral fellowship in Sedimentology
University of São Paulo
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This post-doctoral project aims at documenting and interpreting the detailed stratigraphy and sedimentology of three continuous cores from the Acre, Solimões, and Marajó basins in northern Brazil. The cores will be obtained by the Trans-Amazon Drilling Project (TADP), and the sedimentological and stratigraphic information will be integrated and give context to the analytical database obtained by the interdisciplinary team working in the TADP.
The target stratigraphic sections include continental and minor shallow marine deposition from the Cretaceous to the Miocene and possibly Pliocene, recording the paleogeographic and environmental changes in the region caused by the evolution of the Andes and the fluvial sedimentary systems prior to the establishment of the modern drainage basin.
The selected candidate will assist the drilling operations, coordinate the in-situ description and preparation of the cores, coordinate the detailed sedimentological description and interpretation of the cores in the repository facilities of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis (US), and assist the sampling of the cores for further analytical procedures. The sedimentological interpretation will be based on the recognition and classification of facies and facies associations, aiming at the detailed reconstruction of the physical depositional environments on different stratigraphic intervals.
The selected candidate will be based at the Institute of Geosciences, University of São Paulo, in São Paulo city, Brazil.
Experience in the sedimentological description of clastic sediment cores, with an emphasis on facies and facies associations of continental deposits; experience in field-based data acquisition and sampling of continental clastic rocks; good English communication skills; ability to prepare scientific reports and manuscripts in the English language.
This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationality. Interested candidates should apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (cc email@example.com) with the title “Candidate for a postdoctoral fellowship in Clastic Sedimentology”. The following documents should compose the application: (i) a one-page cover letter in English describing the candidate’s scientific interests and career objectives; (ii) a curriculum vitae with a publications list; and (iii) one recommendation letter.