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Postdoctoral position in hydrogeochemistry

Bandi e Premi - 24 Maggio 2017

Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias, INVOLCAN (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)

A postdoctoral position in hydrogeochemistry is available at the Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias, INVOLCAN (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) with the start date as soon as possible. The appointment will be for 2-3 years period. The successful candidates will mainly conduct hydrogeochemistry research activities in oceanic volcanic islands as well as consult with and train foreign counterparts. We are looking for a motivated researcher with interest in experimental (lab and/or field) research related to salinization of coastal volcanic aquifers, magmatic-hydrothermal system/groundwater interaction, ground water dating and residence-time measurements in volcanic islands, and submarine ground water discharge. Documented experience of teamwork and/or participation into integrated multidisciplinary projects represents a plus in the selection process.

Qualified candidates must have EU citizenship, a recent PhD in the Earth/Environmental Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field and should have a strong background in physical and chemical hydrology together with a solid publication record. The candidates will be expected to play a full role in the timely write-up and publication of the results, including participation in national and international conferences. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to work closely with INVOLCAN (Canary Islands Volcanological Institute) / ITER (Institute of Technology and Renewable Energies) research staff and provide mentorship to undergraduate, M.Sc. and Ph.D. trainees.

Our Geochem Lab  mantains a complete set of analytical instruments such as IC, GC, microGC, QMS, ICP-AES, ICP-MS and GC-MSMS for a variety of inorganic and organic chemical analysis as well as several mass spectrometric instruments such as (i) IRMS Thermo Finnigan MAT 253 coupled with Thermo TRACE GC ULTRA, Thermo FLASH 2000 EA and Thermo GASBENCH II for H, O, C and N isotopic ratios, (ii) Thermo Scientific HELIX SFT NGMS for noble gas isotopic ratios, (iii) Thermo Fisher iCAP Q ICP-MS for elemental and isotopic ratios, and  (iv) a new Thermo Scientific Triton Plus multicollector TIMS for isotopic ratios, which will be installed by the end of this year.

Work experience in foreign countries, participation in international research projects and foreign language skills are also desirable. The position is based either at Tenerife, Canary Islands, SPAIN; however, routine travel to collaborate with colleagues is expected. Post-Doc annual salary is either 23.500 € or 26.900 € depending on qualifications. Applicants should supply (a) a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, (b) a motivation letter including a statement of past achievement and future research interests and goals (maximum 2 pages) and (c) e-mail address of three references to:

To receive full consideration, all materials must be received by 31 May 2017.

Intended starting date is 1 July 2017.