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Postdoctoral Position in Nanogeochemistry

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Postdoctoral Position in the Alberto Pérez-Huerta Group (University of Alabama): on Nanogeochemistry.

From Geochemical Society:

“Applicants are invited to apply for a two-year postdoctoral position, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), under the supervision of Dr. Alberto Pérez-Huerta in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama. The successful candidate will be involved in the development and optimization of atom probe tomography (APT) for applications in Earth Sciences, in collaboration with the UA Central Analytical Facilities (CAF).

Minimum qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in Geosciences, Material Sciences, Physics or a related scientific field; 2) Previous research with focus in instrumentation development, especially in focused ion beam (FIB) microscopy and/or LEAP; 3) Basic knowledge of (geo-) chemistry, both inorganic and organic; 4) Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team; 5) Strong verbal and written skills. Position to begin in the first quarter of 2018. Salary very competitive.

Details regarding the compensation package (salary plus benefits) can be obtained from Dr. Alberto Pérez-Huerta. When submitting a position application, candidates are expected to provide a cover letter, including background and research experience related to the position, a CV, and contact information for two referees.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and Actively Seeks Diversity in its Employees.”

Alberto Pérez-Huerta, Assistant Professor. Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Alabama.

The UA GeoAPT laboratory is designed to develop atom probe tomography (APT) for Earth Sciences applications.

The UA GeoAPT laboratory is designed to develop atom probe tomography (APT) for Earth Sciences applications.


Postdoctoral Position Available

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Postdoctoral Position Available in the P.U.PA Gilbert Research Group (University of Wisconsin–Madison): on coral biomineralization.

From Sociedad Española de Paleontología (SEP):

“My DOE-BES-Geosciences grant will soon be renewed, thus I would like to hire an outstanding post-doc to work on coral biomineralization. I am open-minded about the specific discipline from which this post-doc comes, but would be especially pleased if it was someone from this terrific community. Please think about someone you know and recommend, and let me have your thoughts about her/him/they. No specific prior skills are required, because most of the methods, coral samples, and the questions we ask will be new, anyway. However intelligence, curiosity, and productivity are a must for discovery and thus for the candidate. The person will begin this fall, will be an employee of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but can choose to either live in Berkeley or in Madison. My slight preference is for the post-doc to live in Berkeley, where we will do all our experiments on coral at the ALS, but I am flexible about that as well. Many thanks and all the best,”

Pupa Gilbert Professor of Physics Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science, Geoscience University of Wisconsin – Madison Department of Physics 1150 University Avenue Madison WI 53706 USA

International Symposium on Biomineralization (BIOMIN XIV)

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Today begins the International Symposium on Biomineralization (BIOMIN XIV), which taking place in Tsukuba, Japan, from 9th to 13th of October, and coinciding with such special occasion, I have decided to open this website.

Biomineralization Web Ismael Coronado

The idea to create Biomineralization web, does not emerge only as a personal website, with my bio and curriculum, but as a way in order to bring closer biomineralization studies and ideas to other avid readers (scientists or not) with the purpose to widespread the advances of Biomineralization community and disseminate their results. In addition to distribute news as symposiums, workshops, job offers from biomineralization, geochemistry, or related research areas. So, information regarding these topics is welcome by clicking on contact.

The Biomineralization is a multidisciplinary research area, which involve many subjects such as chemistry, mineralogy, material sciences, geochemistry, palaeontology, medicine, among others. Conferences such as Biomin XIV, offer us a particular opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to the synergy of Biomineralization community.

Tsukuba (Japan) International Congress Center

Tsukuba (Japan) International Congress Center

Current advances on this topic have common purposes: to solve specific problems applying biominerals or studying the mechanisms of their formation, but with many faces or interest areas as have been outlined by the organizing committee of Biomin XIV, such as: crystallization and structure of biominerals; molecular and cellular regulation in biomineralization; genome-based analysis of biomineralization; medical aspects of biomineralization; evolution in biomineralization; bio-inspired mineralization and biominerals as proxy of palaeoenvironments.

Although my background is in Earth Sciences (specifically palaeontology and geology), I would like to address all the interest areas above-mentioned, although with a special emphasis in past and current advances related with evolutionary biomineralization and biominerals as proxy of palaeoenvironments. If it is possible I would like to commemorate previous works and some scientific figures of this field that have contributed largely on the knowledge ab initio, of this exciting research topic.

See you soon with more information, but first it time to enjoy and learn in the Biomin XIV.

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