I would like to bring to your attention this Postdoc opportunity at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
The Rea Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now accepting applicants to work with the Section of Minerals & Earth Sciences staff at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) in Pittsburgh, PA (link below). International applicants will receive support for a J-1 visa. The appointment is 1 year, with the possibility to extend for a second year. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship and must discuss the feasibility of prospective research projects with the individual CMNH scientific staff with whom they intend to work.
The Rea Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports training and early career development of outstanding young scientists to conduct research at CMNH. The goal of the program is to facilitate innovative collections- or field-based independent research at the museum under the mentorship of scientific staff.
Under Dr. Travis Olds, your research will be centered on descriptive mineralogy and structure-property studies of mineral specimens from the CMNH collection, other museums, private collections, field collected specimens, and synthetically prepared materials. The applicants research proposal will preferably be based upon aspects of analytical mineralogy, including X-ray/neutron crystallography, spectroscopy, chemistry, or materials science studies of minerals. The successful applicant will spend significant time in the field and supplement their research using instruments at CMNH, nearby universities (Carnegie-Mellon and University of Pittsburgh), and national laboratories.
Submission deadline is May 1st, 2021.
Travis A. Olds
Assistant Curator of Minerals
Section of Minerals & Earth Sciences
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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