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Post-doctoral researcher in 40Ar/39Ar and in situ K/Ar datings of clay minerals M/W

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Français - Anglais

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General information

Reference : UMR5243-HELOUR-006
Date of publication : Monday, January 07, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2550 and 3540 € monthly gross based on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


Development of in situ K/Ar dating.
Independent research in 40Ar/39Ar dating.
Publication and presentation of results in international journals and at conferences
Research of (inter-)national third-party funding.


Building of a line dedicated to in situ K/Ar measurements.
Samples preparation.
40Ar/39Ar measurements.
Mathematical-physical data evaluation.
Supervision of technicians and Licence and Masters students.


PhD in Geosciences with a strong background in noble gaz geochronology
Theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in 40Ar/39Ar and/or K/Ar dating techniques
Theoretical knowledge in laser induced breakdown spectroscopy and/or clay minerals mineralogy would be greatly appreciated
Skills in mathematical-physical data evaluation
Experience in laboratory work and in multidisciplinary teamwork
Oral/written communication skills in English

Work Context

The postdoctoral researcher will work within the framework of the project DDAKAR (Datation Directe des Argiles par K/Ar) coordinated by Patrick Monié and funded by the Défi ISOTOP from CNRS and of various projects ongoing at Géosciences Montpellier. The objective of the post-doctoral position is to develop the in situ K/Ar dating of clay minerals using UV-Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy coupled with noble gas mass spectrometry. The candidate will also be encouraged to participate to the overall activities of the argon lab, including a wider approach of the Ar-Ar and K-Ar dating techniques dedicated to other LT phases in association with numerous colleagues specialized in clay minerals mineralogy from Poitiers, Besançon and Aix-Marseille universities and with industrial partners. The results of this project will offer new perspectives for the large scientific community involved in LT geo- and thermo-chronology (Géoscience Montpellier is a member of the THERMONET network from french CNRS-INSU).

Constraints and risks

Work with class 4 lasers
Work with irradiated geological materials

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