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Faculty Search: University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Biogeochemistry in the Department of Geology & Geophysics and the interdepartmental Program in Ecology Ph.D. The successful candidate is expected to build a strong extramurally funded research program in biogeochemical processes and analyses. We seek applicants who complement existing research strengths at the University and address questions spanning broad scales -- e.g., from organisms, molecules, and minerals to landscapes and global dynamics. Competitive candidates will be able to build strong research and teaching roles with regard to biogeochemical processes. The research focus may range broadly including topics such as microbial processes, weathering, ecosystem stoichiometry, organic geochemistry, and global elemental cycles. The University of Wyoming maintains facilities that support cutting-edge research in biogeochemistry, including high-performance computing, stable isotope analyses, scanning electron microscopy, organic geochemical techniques such as biomarker analysis, and new core facilities for DNA extraction and library preparation.

This search is one of four in a cluster in the Program in Ecology (aquatic ecosystem ecologist, biogeochemist, computational biologist, and plant-microbe interactions), and candidates may also participate in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences and Hydrologic Science. The cluster hire is supported in part by a new 5-year, $20 million NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 grant to the University.  In this project we will study microbial life and its ecological consequences.  Faculty hired in these searches will benefit from the project’s infrastructure and scientific outcomes and will contribute to the project's institutional capacity building in the candidate's area of expertise. Additional details are available (http://www.uwyo.edu/epscor/microbial-ecology/facsearches.html)


EGU Hyperthermals Session

On behalf of our team, I kindly invite you to submit an abstract to the session entitled “Interrogating the sedimentary record of hyperthermals” at the next EGU General Assembly held in Vienna from 8-13 April 2018. This session invites geoscientists to present and discuss their recent advances in hyperthermal research, and welcomes contributions using sedimentological, as well as palaeontological, sediment geochemical and isotopic archives. Abstracts may be submitted for poster, oral or PICO presentations. We particularly encourage early career researchers to consider submitting an abstract. Financial support for ECR to attend EGU’s General Assembly is available via https://www.egu.eu/ecs/financial-support/. A more detailed session description is attached below.

The abstract submission deadline is 10 January 2018, 13.00 CET. For further information please visit the EGU website on https://egu2018.eu/home.html, and for abstract guidelines https://www.egu2018.eu/abstract_management/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html.

Interrogating the sedimentary record of hyperthermals:
Ancient hyperthermal events had critical impacts on the Earth system, and the study of these events plays a crucial role in developing our understanding of Earth system behaviour in response to large-scale climate change. Recent research has shown in particular how hyperthermals significantly affect marine and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as sedimentation patterns in response to changes in weathering and the hydrological cycle. Using the rock record of these events to constrain patterns and magnitudes of climate change through analysis of sedimentological, paleontological and geochemical archives is a central challenge. We invite attendees to present and discuss their recent research on ancient hyperthermals. In particular, we welcome contributions that integrate multi-disciplinary research using sedimentological, palaeontological, geochemical and/or isotopic proxies.

This session is part of the SSP (Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology) and CL (Climate: Past, Present, Future) divisions, and is convened by Alena Ebinghaus, David Kemp (both University of Aberdeen), and Richard Pancost (University of Bristol).


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