Post-doctoral position: PicoCSIA

Picomolar-scale Compound Specific Isotope Analyses


We invite applicants for a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Geosciences, at the Pennsylvania State University. The research, funded by NASA, targets carbon isotope analyses of organic biomarkers in trace amounts. While the primary goal will be development of a new analytical system, potential applications could include (but are not limited to) extraterrestrial materials, early earth samples, biomarker proxies, trace atmospheric compounds, or other materials in quantities too small for isotope analysis by commercially available methods.

Work will be carried out in collaboration with researchers at PSU, MIT and Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory. Candidates should have a recent PhD and experience in one or more areas of light-isotope mass spectrometry or gas chromatography. Prior experience with biomarkers, organic geochemistry or biogeochemistry is desired.

Contact:
Kate Freeman (khf4-at-psu-dot-edu)
Pratigya Polissar (polissar-at-ldeo-dot-columbia-dot-edu)