Postdoctoral Research Associate

Wesleyan University
March 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$50,800
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number S01132

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Department Earth & Environmental Science-1053 Job Category Staff Posting Position Type Full-Time Work Location On Campus Pay Type Salaried Salary Range

$50,800 – 59,500

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Position Details

Venus Surface Mineralogy– we seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in mineralogy, petrology and/or geochemistry to undertake analysis of Venus relevant minerals and rocks to constrain weathering reactions on the Venus surface. We will examine chemical and mineralogical changes in relevant geological samples exposed to Venus conditions in the Glenn Extreme Environments Rig (GEER). Analytical techniques include FE-SEM, XRF, XRD, Electron Microprobe, VNIR and Raman spectroscopy. The work will also include the design, execution and analysis of experiments in 1-atm apparatus to mimic Venus surface conditions in the lab at Wesleyan.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collect analysis data for research projects and keep a record of results.
  • Prepare project results for manuscripts in a timely fashion.
  • Assist the PI in the design of future projects.
  • Supervise and train graduate and undergraduate research students on the use of equipment in the lab.
  • Maintain laboratory safety standards.
  • Other duties as assigned,
  • The position has been approved for 3 years. Anticipated start date is no earlier than July 1, 2023.

    For more information, please visit the Planetary Science Group and the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department.

    Minimum Qualifications

    PhD in Geosciences, Planetary Science or a related field.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds. Experience with experimental petrology or geochemistry.

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    The following documents are required (submitted electronically): (1) Cover letter, (2) Current curriculum vitae with publication list, (3) Statement of research experience and interests, and (4) confidential letters of recommendation from three referees. These materials should demonstrate the candidate's ability to help us cultivate a diverse and inclusive community.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications received by 24 March 2023 will be given full consideration.

    Additional Information

    All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate's completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

    Wesleyan University requires proof of COVID -19 vaccination and booster (if eligible under CDC guidelines) or an approved exemption prior to first day of employment.


    Wesleyan offers a broad range of employee benefits and development opportunities, including comprehensive group insurance plans, wellness programs and incentives, generous paid time off and retirement plans. We also offer flexible work schedules, employee and dependent tuition programs, as well as access to Wesleyan's BLS & GLS programs for those who qualify (tuition is waived for up to 2 courses a term; some fees and taxes may apply).

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  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
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