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Postdoctoral Positions Available

Two postdoctoral positions in thermochronology and tectonics are open at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan seeks two postdoctoral scientists to join a team investigating the application of low-temperature (U-Th)/He thermochronology to problems in tectonics, hazards, and surface processes. The positions are based in the Thermochronology Lab at the University of Michigan ( in collaboration with either Marin Clark ( or Nathan Niemi ( The positions are funded by the University of Michigan, offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and will be awarded for a one-year period, with a possible extension for a second year, contingent on adequate progress.

The successful candidates will have the expertise to develop new methods in (U-Th)/He thermochronology using an Alphachron Helium Instrument, or to apply the technique to problems in continental tectonics or geomorphology. Potential areas of interest for technique development are in detrital low-temperature thermochronology and numerical modeling of thermochronometric data. Funded research projects at Michigan in Tibet, the Middle East and the western United States offer ample opportunities to develop new directions in the application of thermochronometric data, as suited to the candidate’s interest and experience.

The positions are open September 1, 2015. To apply, send a CV, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of 3 references to Applicants must have a PhD. Applications will be accepted until August 31 or until the positions are filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.