Postdoctoral Researcher in Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

University of California Los Angeles Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

United States

Postdoctoral Research Position

Job #JPF06175

Recruitment Period

Open February 9th, 2021 through Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on the origins of methane gas on Earth and in the Solar System in general. This NASA-funded position provides the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art instrumentation for measuring rare isotopologues of methane gases in collaboration with experimentalists. A background in stable isotope mass spectrometry and vacuum extraction line methods would be an asset.

The initial appointment will be for a 12-month period, with the possibility for renewal for up to two additional years with satisfactory performance. Salary will follow standards for post-doctoral scholars and will scale with the applicant’s experience. To apply, candidates should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, and (c) and names and contact information of two references.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Application Requirements

Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)
Job location
  • Los Angeles, CA

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