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Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tulane University

Job Description

The Tulane Sediment Dynamics and Stratigraphy (TSDS) Lab at Tulane University is seeking applications for a post-doctoral research associate to work on questions in the field of sediment transport, morphodynamics, and stratigraphy. The exact topic of the research performed by the postdoctoral researcher can be self-motivated and defined but should be synergistic with ongoing research in the TSDS lab or align with research interest of the lab PI, Kyle Straub. Broad research areas tackled by the TSDS lab include inversion of strata for paleo-environmental signals, morphodynamics of deltaic landscapes, sediment transport dynamics of turbidity currents, and stratigraphic architecture of continental slope deposits. Research tools commonly employed in the TSDS lab include physical and numerical experiments and interpretation of 3D seismic data. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students working in the TSDS lab and assisting Straub in preparation of grant proposals. Initial position is for 1 year, starting as soon as possible but no later than Feb. 1, 2023; renewal for up to 3 additional years dependent upon performance and funding. Position will remain open until filled.

Candidates for this position are expected to hold a PhD in Geosciences, with a specialty in Earth Surface Processes and/or Stratigraphy. Excellent organization, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Applicants should be able to independently acquire, analyze, and compile data to create clear, concise, and well-documented written reports and presentations. Fluency in data analysis with Matlab, Python, and/or R required.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit the following information.

List of 2 references & contact information for individuals who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications beyond information available in the CV
Statement of Interest, including a brief proposal (less than one page) for research you envision completing as a TSDS postdoctoral scholar.

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