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Post- Doctoral Scholar - Life & Environmental Sciences-Geomorphology and Cosmogenic Nuclides

Application Window

Open date: April 1st, 2021

Next review date: Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Earth Surface Processes Lab directed by Dr. Claire Lukens seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar with experience using cosmogenic nuclides for geomorphologic applications. The postdoc will be responsible for helping to set up a new cosmogenic nuclide prep lab, and previous lab experience is a requirement. The postdoc will also be involved in a new project addressing erosion and weathering in recently deglaciated landscapes, with opportunities for field work in the Sierras and beyond. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and in working with students from diverse backgrounds. This is a full-time 1 year appointment, with possibility of reappointment based on funding availability and satisfactory performance. Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.

Review of applications will be being on May 15, 2021. The start date is negotiable, with preference for Fall 2021.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of 3 references, 4) a Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

For more information, contact Claire Lukens at

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Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Job location

Merced, CA