Two post-doctoral positions in sedimentary geology at the university of Geneva

Post-doctoral position in sedimentary geology
Activity 80 à 100%, maximum salary class 10/6
Department of Geology and Paleontology
Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
University of Geneva.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The department of Geology and Paleontology invites application for a post-doctoral research position in the field of sedimentology and micropaleontology. In addition to developing an active research program, the candidate will participate in the management and operation of the sedimentology/micropaleontology laboratory, including classical procedures of rock sample processing, palynological preparations, management of the analytical instruments of the laboratory (cathodoluminescence microscope, X-microfluorescence, porosimeter-permeameter). The post-doctoral research will assist in the training of students and other laboratory users and will be involved in the department teaching program. Additional duties may include laboratory services outside the university.

Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in sedimentology and/or micropaleontology or a related field completed in the past five years is required, along with a solid publication record and previous experience in laboratory work. Demonstration of strong sense of responsibilities, experience in organization and autonomy will be considered. Knowledge of French is not mandatory but is an advantage.
Place of work: Département de Géologie et Paléontologie, Section des Sciences de la Terre et de l’environnement, 13 rue des Maraîchers, 1205 Genève.

Expected start date: April 1st, 2013
Terms of position: Maximum two years; possible continuation upon performance and funding availability.

Application procedure and closing date: Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a publication list, proposed research plans (maximum of 3 pages), and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on February 11, 2013. Materials should be addressed by e-mail to Mrs. Jacqueline Fellmann (jaqueline.fellmann@unige.ch), Secretary of the Department of Geology and Paleontology.

General information:
The department of Geology and Paleontology is composed of a dozen of academics and 20 PhD students who develop a vigorous research and teaching program in a variety of orientations including carbonate and clastic sedimentology, stratigraphy, micropaleontology, global changes, limnogeology, earth surface processes and tectonics. The department is at the center of attractive funding opportunities provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva, several private funds, and oil and other natural resources-related industries. The department of Geology and Paleontology is in the Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences and benefits from additional laboratory facilities in collaboration with the University of Lausanne, including XRF/XRD, electron microprobe/SEM laboratories, stable isotope, argon geochronology, ICP-MS, MC-ICP MS and a new SIMS. More information about the Department of Geology and Paleontology and the Earth and Environmental Science section can be found at http://www.unige.ch/sciences/terre/. The university provides attractive salary schemes. Geneva is an exceptionally international city, surrounded by spectacular geological and natural settings, located at the core of Europe. The
University of Geneva is an equal opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Post doctoral position in Quantitative Sedimentary Petrography
Employment 80-100%, maximum salary class 10/6.
Department of Geology and Paleontology
Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
University of Geneva.

Roles and Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to develop a rigorous research program on quantitative sedimentary petrography and to participate in teaching and supervision of graduate students at both the master’s and doctoral levels. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the management of a newly installed rock-typing lab including a QEMSCAN automated quantitative analyzer and an image analysis system, to develop integrated analytical workflows and best practices related to the aforementioned analytical tools, while supporting other internal and external research projects, possibly of large and diverse nature needing the use of these technologies. Beside this important role, Qualifications: Qualifications include a Ph.D. in an appropriate Earth science discipline from an accredited college or university in the past 5 years and a proven track record of hands-on analytical skills with quantitative and semi-quantitative analytical techniques (quantitative microscopy analysis, SEM, EDS). Demonstrated teaching experience is desirable but not required. The successful applicant will have an active, field-based and analytical research program that will complement existing strengths in sedimentology, limnogeology, geochemistry, mineralogy, ore geology, quantitative geomorphology and tectonics. Preference may be given to applicants with research interests in one or more areas including sedimentary geology, quantitative petrography, reservoir geology, sedimentary basin analysis, or quantitative mineralogy. Documented experience of teamwork and/or participation into integrated multidisciplinary projects, represent a plus in the selection process.

Place of work: Earth and Environmental Science Section, University of Geneva, Maraichers 13, CH-1205 Geneva, Switzerland
Expected start date: April 1st, 2013
Terms of position: maximum two years; possible continuation after this mandate upon performance and funding availability.

Application procedure and closing date: Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, proposed research plans (maximum of 3 pages) and contact information for five referees. Review of applications will begin on February 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed by e-mail to Mrs. Jacqueline Fellmann (jaqueline.fellmann@unige.ch), Secretary of the Department of Geology and Paleontology.

General information: the Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences (http://www.unige.ch/sciences/terre/) includes an enthusiastic group of undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students and laboratory facilities in collaboration with the University of Lausanne, including XRF/XRD, electron microprobe/SEM laboratories, stable isotope, argon geochronology, ICP-MS, MC-ICP MS and a new SIMS. Geneva is an exceptionally international city, surrounded by spectacular geological and natural settings, located at the core of Europe. The University of Geneva is an equal opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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