Postdoctoral Associate (Geology)

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, United States
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Job Description

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to join an NSF-funded research project titled “Significance of Ice-loss to landscapes in the Arctic: SILA (Inuit concept of the physical world and weather).” This project builds on collaborations developed through the UF Water Institute Graduate Fellowship Program (see information at The research goal is to take an integrated approach to studying feedbacks between hydrogeology, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, microbiology, botany, ecosystem ecology, and weathering associated with retreat of the Greenland Ice Sheet.  The postdoctoral associate will focus on either (1) biogeochemical processes related to hydrology, weathering, microbially mediated reactions, and plant community succession, or (2) radiogenic isotopes as tracers of dust and weathering processes, in four watersheds extending from the ice to the coast.

Preference will be given to candidates interested in interdisciplinary collaborations, organizing and executing high latitude fieldwork, and relating their specific research on high latitude environmental sciences and climate change to non-science communities. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to conduct independent research as well as effective oral and written communication skills. Participants in the Greenland project embrace multiple perspectives and approaches. We encourage applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of this academic endeavor.  Please contact Jon Martin ( or Ellen Martin ( if you have questions.

Job Qualifications

Ph.D. Degree in Geological or Earth Sciences.  Participate in the planning and execution of fieldwork in Greenland in summer 2021 and 2022 and a required start date in early 2021.


For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include:  1) CV, 2) statement of research interests, 3) one-page summary of Ph.D. Thesis, and 4) a list of names and contact information for three references.  After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.  Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2020.  This position will remain open until filled.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES),which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.  Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.  If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352)392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800)955-8771 (TDD).