The Department of Geology at the University of Kansas seeks an associate researcher to participate in research investigating how the dynamics of fluid salinity, alkalinity and microbial ecology control rates of carbonate and clay mineral dissolution and cementation applicable to predictive models of porosity in carbonate reservoir and non-reservoir rocks. The successful candidate will work with researchers in the Department of Geology who are using modern environments and laboratory experimentation to inform conceptual and quantitative models of carbonate reservoir diagenesis. The position is best suited for a person with experience in microbial geochemistry, an established publication record, and strong skills in field sampling and laboratory experimentation and analysis. The Geology Department is centrally located on the beautiful KU campus. Required qualifications for the position include PhD in microbial geochemistry, biogeochemistry or closely related subdiscipline of Geology or Microbiology. We seek candidates with strong research initiative, publications in the peer-reviewed literature, experience with transmission electron microscopy, and field experience. The position is expected to begin as early as January 15, 2016.
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/4950BR or https://employment.ku.edu, click "Search staff Jobs" and search by key word [associate researcher]. A complete application includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and list of at least three references. Initial review of applications begins December 23, 2015 and continues as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.
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