EMU Job opportunities

Open call for research grant at the University of Pisa
Department of Earth Sciences (DST), University of Pisa (Italy)

Project Description:
The research grant is devoted to the characterization of ultra-reduced micrometric inclusions found in the Luobusa Ophiolites, Tibet, and in other related geological contexts by means of transmission electron microscopy, electron diffraction and EDX spectroscopy

About the DST (University of Pisa):
Research and education at DST cover most of the disciplinary lines in the Earth Sciences. Key topics include: processes of subduction and mountain building, geology of earthquakes, volcanic activity and risk prevention, climate change and evolution, evolution of glaciers, planetary geology and study of meteorites – a special attention is taken to the understanding of the impacts of these different aspects on societal life.

The grant is 12-month long and will require lab activity in Pisa.
A candidate is required to have a master degree within December 20th 2022. PhD title will be considered as an additional benefit for the candidate.

For further information:
Contact: Prof. Enrico Mugnaioli (enrico.mugnaioli@iit.it)
Website: Call for the research grant

Open-Rank Curator of Mineralogy
Division of Physical Sciences, American Museum of Natural History

Job Description:
The Division of Physical Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks an outstanding colleague to join the vibrant Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS). This is an open rank tenure-track/tenured appointment to be filled at the Assistant Curator and Assistant Professor, Associate Curator and Associate Professor, or Full Curator and Full Professor level; career stage will be considered in application review.

Responsibilities include conducting original scientific research in mineral science as well as active curation of the world-class AMNH mineral collection and the new Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to engage in public outreach. We welcome an interest in collaboration with colleagues within AMNH and the regional academic community, including Columbia University and The Graduate Center of CUNY, and in engagement with our Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science Residency and our Physical Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates programs. This position offers opportunities to develop leadership roles in the global mineral sciences and geoscience communities.

About the AMNH:
The AMNH is a recognized leader in scientific research and academic and public education about mineralogy. Resources available at the AMNH include extensive geological, zoological, anthropology, and paleontology collections; a wide range of optical, electron beam, and other analytical tools; experimental laboratories; LA-ICPMS facilities shared with Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University; and a generous internal grant program to support field research across many disciplines.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in geosciences or a closely related field and have post-doctoral research or equivalent experience at the time of appointment. Expected annual salary range is $120,000 to $165,000.

Applications should consist of a single pdf document that includes:

  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement, including past achievements and future plans (max. 3 pages, including figures and references)
  • Curation statement, including your vision for the role of mineral collections (max. 2 pages)
  • Statement addressing experience and interests in teaching, exhibitions, and public outreach (max. 2 pages)
  • Statement of commitment and contributions to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or museum settings (max. 2 pages)
  • Names and contact information for three people who could provide letters of reference at the time of application submission
  • Up to 5 significant publications

All materials should be submitted to https://careers.amnh.org/postings/3284.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Denton Ebel.

Consideration of applications will begin November 28, 2022, but applications will continue to be accepted after this date.

Research Associate (PostDoc) in Environmental Mineralogy (f_m_x) (Reference Number 6101)

“A holistic understanding of mineral-microbe-fluid-interactions in Earth Surface processes”


  • Conduct original research and apply your specialized mineralogical /crystallographic knowledge/skills in diffraction, scattering and spectroscopy
  • Publish in international peer-reviewed journals; present research results at scientific meetings
  • Development of own research directions complementary to those in the Interface Geochemistry team is strongly encouraged
  • Lead and/or considerably contribute to writing proposals for 3rd party funding
  • Help with supervision of Masters’ and PhD students


  • MSc or equivalent and PhD degree in mineralogy, crystallography, material sciences or geosciences with specialization in solid-state mineralogical methods for phase characterization
  • Demonstrated hands-on expertise in acquisition and complex analyses of diffraction, scattering, and spectroscopic data of amorphous and crystalline phases (i.e., XRD, PDF, FTIR, Raman, TGA/DSC etc) is the prime requirement for this post
  • Proven experience in all types of mineralogical and crystallographic data fitting and modelling
  • Excellent publication and 3rd party funding records
  • Capacity for interdisciplinary and international teamwork and excellent communication skills
  • Experience in supervision of students
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English, German is an asset

Start date: 1st October 2022 or as soon as possible
Fixed-term: 2 years (with possibility of extension)

Deadline: 15th August 2022.

Contact: Professor Liane G. Benning

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PhD position at ISTerre (Univ. Grenoble, France) in experimental geochemistry. Research collaboration with Shell.

“Abiotic reactivity of minerals at elevated H2 concentrations
Experiments and reactive transport modeling applied to deep aquifers”

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