Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences

Positions Available




The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota may have positions available (contingent upon funding) to work with faculty members conducting research. Faculty research specialties include but are not limited to geochemistry, paleomagnetism, Quaternary studies, sedimentology, petrology, hydrogeology, structural geology, rock physics, climate studies, geobiology, and rheology. Persons interested in working with faculty members are strongly encouraged to view departmental faculty home pages for individual research interests and contact information. Positions may become available during the 2017-18 fiscal year. Minimum requirements for these positions are Ph.D. in physical sciences (with little to no experience from the time of degree completion to time of hire).

Before applying, it is highly recommended that interested persons review faculty members' web pages for individual research interests and to direclty contact faculty member(s) with whom they wish to work.

Candidates must apply online at; Job Posting ID Number: 318079*; and must submit CV/Resume and a Cover Letter.  Recommended but not required are Statement of Research Interests and Names of Three References. (*See below for instructions on finding the job posting in the employment system.)


 Junior Laboratory Technician

NSF-funded facilities, National Lacustrine Core Facility (LacCore) and Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office (CSDCO) are seeking a junior laboratory technician to work on lake sediment cores, including splitting, logging, cleaning, imaging, lithological description, smear slides, and sampling cores. As well as shipping and archiving.  More information on the position can be found in the job posting on the UofMN employment website.

Interested parties must apply online at and search for Job Posting ID 320952.




*To find the job posting:
-Click on this link:
-Click on the appropriate 'button' for your status (e.g. "External Faculty and Staff Applications")
-In 'Keywords' - type corresponding JOB POSTING ID NUMBER and hit the SEARCH button
-Click on the job posting, please read through it in case there are specific instructions, then when you are ready, hit the "Apply" button at the bottom of the page.




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