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M.S. Opportunity on arid region tropical cyclone-derived alluvial fan sedimentology and geochronology, Indiana University Bloomington

An M.S. RA opportunity is available to work under the direction of Dr. José L. Antinao, at the Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (DEAS), Indiana University Bloomington. The student project is part of a larger research project on alluvial fan sedimentology, geomorphology and geochronology in locations in the Vizcaino desert (Baja California, Mexico), and the Arizona Sonoran Desert. The student will take advantage of the recently established luminescence laboratory at the Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS) and of a broad range of facilities at the IGWS and DEAS, as well as an ongoing collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for cosmogenic exposure dating. International fieldwork is an integral part of the project. The opening is available to start during 2018 pending final funding approval, and includes a starting annual salary of $22,200, full tuition and benefits. Please apply through IU’s Graduate School admissions siteMore information for prospective students may be found at You may also contact Gary Pavlis, Director of Graduate Studies at DEAS,, 812-855-5141, and José L. Antinao, project director,, 812-855-1366.