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Position Title: School of Geoscience: Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: 276906|PI Schubert Brian A


Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Geosciences. The successful applicant will be funded by an NSF grant, and will be working on the development of new high-resolution datasets for quantifying past climate using modern and fossil wood.

The School of Geosciences resides within the University's Ray P. Authement College of Sciences. The School of Geosciences ( houses the programs of Geology and Environmental Science and includes 11 faculty members, four full time instructors, a research scientist, lab technician, and approximately 150 total undergraduate majors and 85 graduate students. Other departments and colleges, as well as with local industry, institutes, and centers involved with researchers in the School of Geosciences include, but are not limited to, the Institute for Coastal & Water Research, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, the Civil and Petroleum Engineering Departments at ULL, and the local petroleum industry.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (, the leading institution within the University of Louisiana System, is a public institution of higher education offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Within the Carnegie classification, UL Lafayette is designated as a Research University (high research activity)(RU/H).  Located mid-way between New Orleans and Houston, Lafayette is a city of 120,000, one of Louisiana’s fastest growing areas and the hub of numerous cultural festivals and activities.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This will be a 12-month staff position with an initial appointment of up to 1 year. Continuation of the position beyond the initial appointment will be based on availability of funds and work performance. 


The successful applicant must have a PhD degree in Geology, Biology, or Chemistry (or a closely related scientific field). Desirable skills include knowledge of stable carbon and oxygen isotopes and experience working with tree rings.

To apply, attach a cover letter describing your interest in the position, (2) your CV, and (3) names and contact information for three scientists that may be contacted for references to your application. The review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Brian Schubert (

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