Postdoc position available

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Earth & Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Our research program seeks to develop quantitative assessments of soil organic matter stability by conventional (e.g., biological, chemical and physical) and new thermal methods (e.g., thermogravimetry and scanning calorimetry). Several projects and experiments are underway and could be further developed. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in soil science, biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, ecosystem science, or related fields. Experience with advanced analytical techniques (e.g., thermal analysis, py-MS, NMR, FTIR, etc.) and advanced multivariate statistics is preferred. Candidates with experience in thermal analysis should demonstrate experience with environmental samples. A strong publication record and good communications skills are required. The position is available immediately. Funding is available for one year with a strong potential for renewal, and will include a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested applicants can email a cover letter, current CV, and names and contact information of two references. More details concerning the research group are available at: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/earth/plante_r.html.