Post Doc Research Assistant (2 Year Assignment)


Temporary FT - Benefit Eligible | Grade T | Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm | 40 hrs per wk, 52 wks per yr |


The post-doc will be an active participant in a project aimed at determining the closure temperature of key isotopic systems in iron meteorites (funded by NASA’s Emerging Worlds program). The post-doc will help design and conduct the majority of the experiments, analytical measurements, and numerical modeling, help in training and working with undergraduate research students in the lab, will be the lead/senior author on manuscripts that result from the bulk of the work he or she performs, will help Prof. Watson develop key laboratory capabilities at Union College including a high pressure piston cylinder apparatus and a controlled atmosphere high temperature furnace. The post doc will have access to similar experimental labs at RPI while the facilities at Union College are under development. This position is a 2 yr grant funded position (with possibility of extension).


This position requires a Ph.D. in a related field, at the time of the hire, plus experience in high pressure/high temperature laboratory techniques.


Please apply via email to: Application materials, including cover letter, resume and/or Employment Application should be submitted as a single pdf or doc file.

Please remember to include the Req. # T1193 and/or position title in the subject line.

For questions or if necessary to submit a paper application, contact:

Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
 (518) 388-6108
 (518) 388-6529

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

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