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Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tulane University
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Open Date:
Aug 23, 2022

The Tulane Sediment Dynamics and Stratigraphy (TSDS) Lab at Tulane University is seeking applications for a post-doctoral research associate to work on questions in the field of sediment transport, morphodynamics, and stratigraphy.  The exact topic of the research performed by the postdoctoral researcher can be self-motivated and defined but should be synergistic with ongoing research in the TSDS lab or align with research interest of the lab PI, Kyle Straub. Broad research areas tackled by the TSDS lab include inversion of strata for paleo-environmental signals, morphodynamics of deltaic landscapes, sediment transport dynamics of turbidity currents, and stratigraphic architecture of continental slope deposits. Research tools commonly employed in the TSDS lab include physical and numerical experiments and interpretation of 3D seismic data. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students working in the TSDS lab and assisting Straub in preparation of grant proposals. Initial position is for 1 year, starting as soon as possible but no later than Feb. 1, 2023; renewal for up to 3 additional years dependent upon performance and funding. Position will remain open until filled.


Candidates for this position are expected to hold a PhD in Geosciences, with a specialty in Earth Surface Processes and/or Stratigraphy.  Excellent organization, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills are required.  Applicants should be able to independently acquire, analyze, and compile data to create clear, concise, and well-documented written reports and presentations. Fluency in data analysis with Matlab, Python, and/or R required.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit the following information.

  • CV
  • List of 2 references & contact information for individuals who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications beyond information available in the CV
  • Statement of Interest, including a brief proposal (less than one page) for research you envision completing as a TSDS postdoctoral scholar.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, those living with disabilities, and veterans.  

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity and creating a community and culture that fosters a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO and will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law.  It is important to us to intentionally seek candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 


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