Post-doc at Tulane exploring links among weathering and hillslope & fluvial processes

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Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:45 to Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:45

Dear Early Career Colleagues,
I am looking for a post-doc supported on an NSF grant to explore links among weathering and hillslope and fluvial processes. The project is motivated by the processes controlling landscape evolution across the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, but these links will be explored broadly. The post-doc will be responsible for implementing in Landlab the equations presented in Sklar et al. (2017; Geomorphology) to understand how the size distribution of sediment supplied from hillslopes to rivers impacts fluvial incision and knickpoint migration.
The position is based at Tulane University in New Orleans working in Nicole Gasparini’s group, but the post-doc will be part of a broader team that includes Jane Willenbring (Scripps Institute, UC San Diego) and Leonard Sklar (Concordia University). Travel funds are available to visit the field area and to work with Dr. Sklar, as well as attend an conferences.
The position also involves outreach to K12 students with different learning needs. The post-doc will work with the team and Tulane undergraduates to design curriculum that uses 3D landscapes to teach kids who are visually impaired and have autism spectrum disorder about earth science.
Applicants should have a PhD in Earth Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Geography, or other related field by the time they start the position. (Start date is negotiable, but as soon as possible is ideal.) Ideally the candidate will have familiarity with geomorphic transport laws and recent literature in weathering, sediment transport, and bedrock fluvial erosion. Programming skills are required, ideally in Python.
Apply here ( Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019. The position is initially funded for one year, with the potential for a second year pending progress.
Please contact Nicole Gasparini with any questions. We are looking for a candidate who is comfortable working with a team of wonky surface process scientists who are passionate about how landscapes evolve, as well as maintaining personal health and the health of our scientific community.
Nicole M. Gasparini
Associate Professor
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Tulane University

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