Monday, October 24, 2016

U.S. Geological Survery: Senior Science Advisor

The U.S. Geological Survey is looking for a Senior Science Advisor for Science Applications who will serve as the principal staff advisor to the USGS Director, Deputy Director, and the USGS Executive Leadership Team for major national Earth science programs that cross Mission Areas and involve substantial external coordination with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, private industry, and public interest groups. The vacancy announcement, qualifications requirements, and instructions can be found here:

This isposition open Government-wide.  The closing date is 11/10/16.  

Monday, October 3, 2016


Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) seeks to fill a tenure track faculty position in the general area of geochemistry, with an emphasis on magmatic and/or metamorphic processes. This is expected to be one in a series of faculty renewal hires. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to subduction-related processes; formation, evolution and recycling of the oceanic and/or continental crust; fluid-rock interactions at hydrothermal, metamorphic and magmatic conditions; and volatile recycling. Approaches can be theoretical, observational and experimental.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute intellectually to our broad program in solid earth processes, and to interact with other research programs and units at Cornell. Additional desirable attributes of the candidate include the potential for interactions with EAS programs in atmospheric and/or ocean sciences, and with other programs at Cornell including planetary sciences. The successful candidate will have access to a wide variety of campus facilities including those associated with Cornell’s Center for Materials Research, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, and the Center for Advanced Computing.
Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, have a demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding research, and show promise for attracting external research support. The successful candidate will also be a committed educator, enthusiastic about teaching and supervising student research at all levels. We anticipate filling the position at the Assistant Professor level, but applications for Associate level will be considered; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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 strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.
Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressed to search committee chair, Dr. Geoff Abers, a curriculum vita, research statement, teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. Statements should include teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and contributions to diversity.
All materials must be submitted on-line at Inquiries only should be sent to Review of applications will begin November 20, 2016.

University of Arkansas - Full-time Research Associate

The Department of Geosciences in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas is accepting applications for a Research Associate. The full-time Research Associate will operate, manage, and maintain a new plasma mass spectrometry and laser ablation facility. This position will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting an iCAP Q quadrupole ICP-MS, nuPlasma MC-ICP-MS and an associated 193 nm ArF laser ablation system.
Responsibilities will include maintenance and troubleshooting of the equipment and associated software, training of undergraduate and graduate students on the use of the systems, sample and standard preparation, analysis, sample correction and quality control, purchasing of lab consumables/equipment, and analytical methods development. It is expected that the researcher will work closely with members of the Geosciences faculty as well as other University users from physical, engineering, biological and materials sciences. Opportunities for professional growth include participation in publications and conferences as well as expansion of the applicant’s research goals.
Required qualifications include a master’s degree in geosciences, geology, geochemistry, earth science, or other natural sciences field and experience operating complex analytical mass spectrometry. Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in geosciences, geology, geochemistry, earth sciences or other natural sciences field and At least two years of experience operating and maintaining ICP-MS, MC-ICP-MS, or laser ablation systems.
For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit
Applicants must submit a curriculum vita and a cover letter/letter of application highlighting relevant technical experience, managerial skills, and career goals.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.