Post-doctoral Position Available

A postdoctoral position is available immediately at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Fluids and Volatiles Laboratory: duration is 2 years. The lab is equipped with two noble gases mass spectrometers: a MAP215 and a VG5440 modified multi-collector spectrometer (both have undergone electronics upgrades), and associated extraction systems and preparation lines.  We target isotopes of He-Ne-Ar-CO2-N2 in basalts, xenoliths, geothermal fluids, groundwaters, etc. in a variety of tectonic environments with research directed at mantle plumes, subduction zones, earthquake precursory activity, volatile fluxes, and more (see  The position is primarily laboratory-based but opportunities will exist for related field studies. In the first instance, research will be directed at the New Zealand subduction system and the N-isotope systematics of the oceanic mantle. A solid working knowledge of mass spectrometry is essential as is strong writing, team-working and interpersonal skills.  Please direct inquiries to Professor David Hilton (  

The successful candidate must have completed his/her PhD at the time of appointment.

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