[20180930] Postdoctoral position in experimental mineral physics/petrology, Michigan State University, USA

The experimental mineralogy group in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate – fixed term. Our research focus is physical properties and chemistry of materials at Mbar pressures/1000s K temperatures of Earth’s mantle. Required qualification is a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences or a related field by the start date. Research interests and experience should include at least one of the following: high-pressure mineral physics, experimental petrology, diamond anvil cells, laser heating, synchrotron techniques, and/or electron microscopy. The position is for one year, with possibility of extension based on research performance. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.
The expectations of a Postdoctoral Research Associate include:
1. Participation and leadership of synchrotron beamtime trips
2. Carrying out his/her own research
3. Publishing peer-reviewed papers by collaborating with supervising faculty
4. Vigorously applying for external grants as PI with supervising faculty as Co-PI
5. Actively attending workshops, meetings, and conferences
6. Mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students in the lab
For more information, please contact PI Susannah Dorfman dorfman3@msu.edu with a letter of interest and CV including list of publications.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.