Career Opportunities: Senior scientist specializing in luminescence/ESR dating (14762)
Requisition ID 14762 - Posted 06/28/2019 - Type of position (1) - Area of Activity (1) - Rate of Participation (1) - Faculty / Service (1) - Personnel Category (1)
The University of Lausanne is a research and higher education institution composed of seven faculties, here approximately 15,000 students and nearly 5,000 professors, researchers and staff work and study. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.
In order to complete our team, the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics of the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment is looking for a Senior scientist specializing in luminescence/ESR dating.
Expected start date in position : January 1st, 2020
Contract length : Permanent
Activity rate : 100%
Workplace : Lausanne Mouline (Géopolis)
Responsible for overseeing laboratory operations.
Expert in optically stimulated luminescence and/or electron spin resonance dating (instrumentation and protocols).
Training of laboratory users (technicians, post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, MSc students, visiting researchers).
Teaching related to trapped-charge dating.
Opportunity to apply for external funding for independent research (e.g. from the Swiss National Science Foundation).
Publication of scientific research and presentation of research at national and international conferences.
Collaboration with/initiation of scientif research projects and method innovation.
In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills :
- Doctoral degree in geography/geology/earth science/archaeological science/physics/chemistry or material science.
- Extensive experience of trapped-charge dating (luminescence/ESR) dating. Experience of related dosimetry measurements (in-situ and high-precision gamma-spectrometry) would be advantageous.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English. Working knowledge of French is not necessary, but should be acquired within two years of appointment.
- Interest in developing new analytical approaches for Earth Science research (experimental and/or theoretical)
The successfull candidate will join the newly launched Swiss Trapped Charge dating research facility (SWITCH), led by Prof. Georgina King and Prof. Frédéric Herman.
SWITCH specialises in pairing empirical data with numerical modelling in the development of novel geochronological techniques for understanding landscape evolution. SWITCH hosts a state-of-the-art luminescence dating laboratory comprising dedicated rock preparation facilities, a high precision Ge detector gamma spectrometer, benchtop ESR spectrometer, X-ray irradiator, five Risø TL-DA-20 readers including single-grain, time-resolved (signle photon capture), CCD and emission spectroscopy measurements capabilities.
What the position offers you
We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.
Contact for further information
e-mail : Georgina.King@unil.ch
Deadline : 31.08.2019
Please, send your application in Word or PDF including motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae, copy of university degree certificates and transcripts of marks awarded, statement of research (2 pages maximum) and contact information for three professional references.
Only applications through this website will be taken into account.
We thank you for your understanding.
UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.