Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clumped Isotope Geochemistry, Texas A&M University

03 Apr 2017


We have reopened the search for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Clumped Isotope Geochemistry at Texas A&M University. Please bring the opportunity to the attention of potential candidates.

Professor and Michel T. Halbouty Chair in Geology, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clumped Isotope Geochemistry
Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University, the Stable Isotope Geosciences Facility (SIGF), and the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems (BHC) are pleased to announce the availability of a postdoctoral fellowship in clumped isotope geochemistry funded through the Berg-Hughes Center. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for (1) assisting with set-up of a new clumped isotope ratio mass spectrometer and preparation system, (2) methods development for clumped isotope analyses of carbonate minerals, and (3) studies of clumped isotope reordering and its application to one or more of the following areas: basin thermal history, carbonate diagenesis, and Earth’s climate history.

 The appointment will be for three years. Outstanding young scientists with excellent technical abilities, good communication skills, and an eagerness to conduct novel research are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have attained their Ph.D., or have a letter of degree completion, prior to start. The candidate must have extensive experience in clumped isotope analyses of carbonates by isotope ratio mass spectrometry (including trouble-shooting and problem-solving), and a solid understanding of carbonate geology and geochemistry.   

A mass spectrometry system has been purchased as part of a $5M allocation to support mass spectrometry at Texas A&M provided by the Chancellor of the System, within the auspices of the Stable Isotope Partnership for Ecology, Environment, and Energy Research (SIPEEER) between the Colleges of Geosciences and Agriculture and Life Sciences. Delivery is expected in late spring.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees to Ethan L. Grossman ( Reviews of applications will begin April 24 with the expected start date in summer or fall 2017. Contact Ethan Grossman for further information. 

Texas A&M University has an enrollment of about 60,000 students and is one of only 17 universities in the U.S. with Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant designation.  The university is located in College Station, 90 miles northwest of Houston in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 255,000 people.  Detailed information regarding Texas A&M University, Department of Geology and Geophysics, the Stable Isotope Geosciences Facility, and the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems is available at the following links:,,, and

Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy to address the needs of dual-career partners (