We study fossil molecules and their stable isotopes. We are interested in ancient climate, the carbon cycle, microbial biogeochemistry and the signatures of life on Earth and beyond.
Katherine H. Freeman
Evan Pugh University Professor
235 Deike Building
Department of Geosciences
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Postdoc and Student Opportunities
The Astrobiology Center for Isotopologue Research is pleased to announce opportunities for postdocs and students to work with an international team and cutting-edge observational and computational tools to learn how isotopes within organic molecules reveal their origins and history. Applications range from cosmochemistry to metabolic studies, from ancient Earth to icy planetary systems, from deep Earth and ocean fluids to meteorites, all focused on novel observations, fundamental understanding of process, and predictive models of the biotic, abiotic, and environmental signatures carried by C, H, N, O and other isotopes.
Student and postdocs will have the opportunity to work with leading geochemists at Penn State University, Caltech, Lehigh University, the University of Texas at El Paso, and in collaboration with leading scientists at NASA Goddard, The Earth-Life Science Institute (Tokyo) and NAI centers, including at the University of Riverside. This opportunity includes five Postdoc positions and four graduate student assistantships distributed at Penn State, Caltech, Lehigh, and UTEP.
Interested applicants for the postdoctoral positions are asked to send a CV, a letter expressing their research interests and which investigators or institutions interest them, and the names of three references. Individuals interested in the student positions are encouraged to apply to the graduate program(s) of interest and are asked to send a short letter or statement expressing their research interests. Letters and inquiries should be sent to Kate Freeman,email@example.com, Dept. of Geosciences, Penn State University, University Park, PA. ACIR is funded by NASA Astrobiology.
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