Postdoc position at Byrd Polar Research Center

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Postdoc position at Byrd Polar Research Center

Gabrielli, Paolo

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Ice Core Paleoclimatology Research Group, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Two years Postdoctoral Researcher in analysis of trace elements in ice cores.


Description: Funding is available for a postdoctoral researcher with lab based expertise in chemistry and physics of the atmosphere/glaciers as part of the NSF’s funded project entitled “Impact of Atmospheric Trace Elements on the Third Pole Glaciers”, a program for assessing the human impact on the chemical and physical characteristics of the glaciers in the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau from the pre-industrial era to present time (PI Paolo Gabrielli, co-PI Lonnie Thompson). Activities will include, but not be limited, to analysis of trace elements in ice cores samples by ICP-SFMS, revaluation and interpretation of the data obtained. The researcher will be expected to assist in developing an ice core melting system for trace element analysis, supervision of student assistants and to present results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The initial appointment will be for one year, with continuation for at least another year dependent on performance. Necessary funds for conference travel will also be provided.


Requirements: PhD in relevant field (including, environmental, physical, chemical and geological sciences) with research experience in one or more of the following: glaciology, paleoclimatology, aerosol studies, geochemistry. Extensive lab experience in preparation of environmental samples in clean room conditions and/or in analysis conducted by mass spectrometry constitutes a bonus.


Salary: $38-$45K per year, depending on qualifications, with OSU staff benefits. A description of benefits can be found at


Negotiable start date.


Applications for this position (OSU Position Number 000-80694) will be accepted between the 10th of April and the 1st of June 2012.  Applications can be submitted via email to: [hidden email], or sent via postal service to: OSU Byrd Polar Research Center, 108 Scott Hall,1090 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210.


Applicants will need to include:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Research Statement

3. Contact information (name, position, email) for at least three professional references.


This position requires successful completion of a background check.

Paolo Gabrielli, Ph.D.         +614 2926664 (voice)
Research Scientist (PI)       +614 2924697  (fax)
                                                 paolo_gabrielli (skype)
                                                 [hidden email] (e-mail)

Ice Core Paleoclimatology Research Group
Byrd Polar Research Center (office 082A)
The Ohio State University
108 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1002

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