Postdoctoral research associate

Posting Number: req5768

Department: Geosciences

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Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Target Hire Date: 8/23/2021

Position Highlights:

We seek a postdoctoral researcher to work as part of a collaborative team to better understand the impact of heat stress and ocean acidification on calcification and skeletal geochemistry in corals from the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to collect and analyze coral skeletal density and geochemical data, interpret results in the context of simulated ocean evolution over the last millennium using coupled climate models, and synthesize results for presentations at conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals. This is a year-to-year appointment renewable for up to 4 years contingent upon funding and performance.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collate and analyze coral density and geochemical data
  • Help design and participate in field work efforts
  • Incorporate data into a modeling framework
  • Interpret results and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a doctorate degree completed in applicable field before start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with analyzing coral cores for paleoclimate and paleoecological investigation.

Contact Information for Candidates: Diane Thompson, Ph.D. (

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University of Arizona, 21 June 2021. More information.

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