Postdoctoral and PhD positions – Biogeochemistry and Weathering in Greenland at University of Florida

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Postdoctoral and PhD positions
Biogeochemistry and Weathering in Greenland
Geological Sciences, University of Florida

We seek a Postdoctoral Researcher and a PhD student to join an NSF-funded research project titled “Significance of Ice-loss to landscapes in the Arctic: SILA (Inuit concept of the physical world and weather)” in the Department of Geological Science. This project builds on collaborations developed through the UF Water Institute Graduate Fellowship Program. The research goal is to take an integrated approach to studying feedbacks between hydrogeology, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, microbiology, botany, ecosystem ecology, and weathering associated with retreat of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

The Postdoctoral Researcher position will be a 3 year appointment beginning in early 2021. Applications can be accepted only through the UF jobs website:, where instructions on the application procedure can be found. Evaluation of applicants will begin Oct. 1 and the position will stay open until filled. Applications for the PhD position are due Jan. 15, 2021 and information about the application procedure can be found at the Department website. Although the PhD student will matriculate in August 2021, opportunities exist for participation in the project starting late spring 2021. The research for one of the positions will focus on biogeochemical processes related to hydrology, weathering, microbially mediated reactions, and plant community succession, and the other position will focus on radiogenic isotopes as tracers of dust and weathering processes in four watersheds extending from the ice to the coast.

Preference will be given to candidates interested in interdisciplinary collaborations, organizing and executing high latitude fieldwork, and relating their specific research on high latitude environmental sciences and climate change to non-science communities. We are also looking for candidates with demonstrated abilities to conduct independent research as well as effective oral and written communication skills. The first field season will start May 2021. For additional information: contact Jon Martin ( about the biogeochemistry project or Ellen Martin ( about the radiogenic isotope project.

Participants in the Greenland project embrace multiple perspectives and approaches. We encourage applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of this academic endeavor.