Ocean Fellowship: Harvard University Ocean Ridges Sediment Postdoctoral Research

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship focused on the acquisition and study of sediment hosted glasses from ocean ridges.

The position would be part of a six-year project of Charles Langmuir funded by the European Research Council and the National Science Foundation to obtain long time series of igneous and hydrothermal activity at ocean ridges. There is the potential to obtain the first continuous, high resolution, well dated million-year time series of volcanic activity for any terrestrial volcanic system. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in petrology or geochemistry. Desirable experience includes laser ablation ICP-MS, trace element geochemistry, geochemical modeling, studies of young volcanic rocks, and sea-going field work. Candidates need to be able to participate in sea-going expeditions that would likely take place in 2025.

The postdoctoral fellowship is for an initial two-year period, with the possibility of extension. The annual salary is $65,000 with a $1,500 relocation cost for the first year. Information about benefits can be found on the Harvard Human Resources website. Start time is flexible but should take place prior to July 1, 2024.

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. Completion of the Ph.D. is required by the time of the appointment.

Closing Date: Applications and letters are due by December 22, 2023.

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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