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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Penn State in the USA

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Penn State in the USA

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Country: USA
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Applications are open for Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geosciences at Penn State. The Pennsylvania State University Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (University Park, PA), is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. This position is funded through the Agouron Institute’s Geobiology Fellowship program; however, the final applicant will be appointed at Penn State.

Position Summary

The fellow will work independently to design, organize, and conduct advanced experiments and analyses to understand stable isotope patterning within specific molecules. Work will include design, application, and quantitative assessment of isotopologue analyses using high mass accuracy and high mass resolution mass spectrometry methods and other novel methods.

The individual will expertly design and carries out research protocols and data reduction methods, summarize findings and prepare results in manuscripts for publication. The individual will also share in responsibilities for scientific operations in the laboratory and provide supervision and guidance for junior technicians, students, and visiting researchers.

Key Duties

The incumbent at this Postdoctoral Fellowship at Penn State will

  • Design and implement research protocols; design and adhere to safety procedures; adopt new procedures, methods, or instrumentation relative to research procedures.
  • Collect, prepare and analyze research data; keep detailed notes summarizing experiments and recording research data; maintain research data; tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation; use scientific graphics and statistical tools to analyze and present data.
  • Supervise other personnel in the laboratory to coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency; participate in the training of technical staff, students, or other users as needed.
  • Search pertinent scientific literature as needed.
  • Assist with ordering and procurement of supplies and equipment and with general maintenance of the laboratory.


  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geosciences or a related field by the time of hire to be eligible for this Postdoctoral Fellowship at Penn State.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 September,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerPenn State



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