Senior Research Associate in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Cornell University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
United States

Senior Research Associate - Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess an independent spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.   The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University is a global leader in research directed toward understanding the fundamental processes that have shaped our planet, and is committed to providing Cornell students with the Earth literacy needed to serve as informed citizens and wise stewards of the Earth. The mission of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is to advance knowledge of Earth's natural systems and history, and to develop future leaders.

Specific responsibilities: The employee will undertake the project NSF-EAR #1902278 entitled “Experimental study of clinopyroxene growth and sector zoning” ($379,864). The goal of this project is to expand and disseminate knowledge in the fields of crystal growth, geochemistry, and experimental and igneous petrology, especially with regards to how the particular structure and chemistry of the mineral clinopyroxene records magmatic processes. The employee will utilize their experience and training to design and run experiments, interpret experimental results, reduce/tabulate data, and produce high-quality papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals. They will also be expected to manage any collaborations with outside facilities, mentor students on a limited basis, and work closely with co-investigators and collaborators to assemble finished papers/reports. Specialized equipment and laboratory techniques required include, but are not limited to: thin section preparation, optical microscopy, heating stage experimentation and microscopy, electron microprobe analysis, running 1-atm gas-mixing experiments, running piston cylinder experiments. The employee is expected to operate and complete routine maintenance of specialized equipment and facilities, to follow and promote appropriate laboratory safety and waste disposal protocols, and to participate in seminars and conferences. Finally, the employee should work toward submission of additional grant proposal(s).

Required Qualifications:

PhD or equivalent; at least 5 years of relevant post-doctoral experience.

Expertise in nucleation and crystal growth, crystallography, crystallization kinetics, mineral structures and textures, properties of silicate melts, magma processes, and material sciences.

Experience in igneous and experimental petrology, including 1 atm, gas mixing furnace, heating stage microscope, and in-situ mineral and glass analyses (EPMA, SEM).

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD and at least 5 years of experience in a research laboratory setting

Experience in experimental labs, proficiency with the SHAPE and MELTS software packages.

All applicants must submit a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and, contact information for at least three references.

To apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17738

The appointment is expected to begin in January after the research funding has been received.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

2020-12-08-08:00


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