The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University seeks to recruit two postdoctoral research associates to work on a new NASA-funded interdisciplinary project spanning volcanology, remote sensing, and atmospheric sciences to study volcanic ash and its impact on the Earth system.
About the positions:
- Postdoc #1, supervised by Prof. Esteban Gazel, will work on the in-situ characterization (e.g., SEM, TEM, FTIR) of morphology, chemical composition, and spectroscopy signatures of volcanic ash and aerosols materials from chemically representative eruptions to understand their long-term impact in climate and ocean productivity.
- Postdoc #2, supervised by Prof. Matt Pritchard, will use a variety of remote sensing techniques to observe volcanic ash as well as monitoring data to understand eruption precursors.
- The postdocs will work closely together along with atmospheric scientists led by Prof. Natalie Mahowald and collaborators around the world, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
- There will be opportunities for fieldwork to collect ash samples and produce field measurements.
- Applicant must have completed PhD in Volcanology, Remote Sensing, Spectroscopy, Material Characterization, or a related field is required.
Start date: negotiable, 1 January 2021 is preferred.
Duration: one year and is renewable, contingent on funding and performance.
Apply online and include the following: CV, statement of research interests, and the names of at least three professional references.
|Subject areas||Volcanology, Remote Sensing, Spectroscopy, Material Characterization|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|