Postdoc Research Associate, paleoclimatology - Tucson, AZ, USA

The Molecular Paleoclimatology group at the Geosciences Department of the University of Arizona in Tucson, USA, is pleased to offer a two-year postdoctoral position to a qualified candidate.


This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week.


An exceptional and creative scholar with expertise in any kind of paleoclimatology is sought for which the lab’s resources (organic geochemistry, statistical methods for climate reconstruction, model/data comparison and integration) would be an asset for their career development.

Diverse candidates (underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines) are especially encouraged to consider this opportunity. As part of the application process, the candidate should prepare a two-page research proposal (see below for more information).


- Conduct laboratory and/or computational research on paleoclimate problems.
- Present outcomes of research at major scientific conferences.
- Synthesize outcomes of research into manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.


PhD in an applicable field of research prior to job start date. It is not necessary to have completed PhD degree when applying for this position.


Applications close 15 October 2018.

Read the full position description, and apply, here:

Special instructions: As part of the application process, the candidate should prepare a two-page research proposal describing their project idea for postdoctoral study and how the UA lab is uniquely suited to help them achieve their academic goals. The proposal does not need to include a budget.

In addition, the candidate should submit their CV. In your application, please includes the names of three individuals who can write letters of recommendation. References from different institutions are encouraged. The candidate should have already received a PhD or expect to receive their PhD prior to the job start date.

Further information

For further questions about the position, please contact Dr. Jessica Tierney: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.