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Ice Core Paleoclimatology Research Group, Byrd Polar and Climate
Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, one year
Postdoctoral Researcher in analysis of ice cores.
Description: Funding is available for a postdoctoral researcher with
laboratory based expertise in chemistry and physics of the
atmosphere/glaciers as part of the NSF-funded project entitled
“Analyzing Atmospheric Warming and Environmental Changes from
High-Altitude Ice Cores”, a program for assessing the interaction
between human and environmental factors to impact the chemical and
physical characteristics of the glacier of Mt. Ortles (eastern Italian
Alps), from the pre-industrial era to the present time (PI Paolo
Gabrielli, co-PI Lonnie Thompson). Activities will include, but not be
limited to, analysis of innovative proxies in ice cores samples and
re-evaluation and interpretation of the data obtained. While a Mass
Spectrometer (Element2, ICP-SFMS) and/or a Single Particle Soot
Photometer (SP2) will be available for possible ultra trace element and
black carbon analyses, novel expertise and collaborations with other
institutes in innovative ice core analysis will be particularly
considered. The researcher will be expected to present results at
scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The
initial appointment will be for one year, with possible continuation
dependent on funding availability and 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. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with
extensive laboratory experience in preparation of environmental samples
in clean room conditions and/or in innovative ice core analysis.
Salary: $47,500 per year with OSU staff benefits. A description of
benefits can be found at
Start date negotiable.
Reviews of the applications for this position will start on the 31st of
October. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and
can be submitted via email to:
or sent via postal service to: OSU Byrd
Polar and Climate Research Center, 108 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Road,
Columbus, OH 43210.
Applicants will need to include:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. One page research proposal/statement
3. Contact information (name, position, email) for two professional
This position requires successful completion of a background check.
The Ohio State University
Paolo Gabrielli, PhD
Principal Investigator & Lecturer
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
082A Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1002