Postdoctoral Program, Berkeley Geochronology Center

The Berkeley Geochronology Center awards Postdoctoral Fellowships for exceptional young scientists to conduct research in the development or application of state-of-the-art geochronological techniques. These fellowships are awarded competetively and are internally funded. The BGC has world-class laboratories for Ar-Ar, U-Th-He, U-Th-Pb, 230Th/U, and other (TIMS) radiogenic isotope dating methods, and a modern paleomagnetic laboratory. In addition, the BGC is part of the stimulating intellectual community of the San Francisco Bay area, which includes the University of California, Stanford University, and the Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Open positions will be advertised on this site as they become available.

Candidates will typically be interested in working on problems that push the limits of one or more of these or related methods, as well as addressing a question of unusual significance to geology, planetary science, paleoanthropology or archeology. Candidates will be expected to have a strong background in isotope geochronology, isotope geochemistry, or paleomagnetism.