Goldschmidt 2022 Housing and Registration Now Open

This year's Goldschmidt Conference will be fully hybrid, giving delegates the choice of participating in person in Hawai'i or remotely. 

Registration and housing details are now available. The abstract submission deadline is 1 March.

Students and early career researchers should take note of grant opportunities (application deadline is 15 February) and the volunteer team.

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Reminder: Complete the Global Geochemistry Community Survey

Many thanks to everyone who has completed the Global Geochemistry Community Survey. If you haven't yet done so, please do take a moment to participate in the survey to help us better understand the international geochemical community, build knowledge and enhance prospects for all geochemists. The survey is completely anonymous, and takes just 10-15 minutes of your time.

To help us achieve the highest possible participation, please also share access to this survey among your geochemistry colleagues within and outside academia. Geochemists who are not members of the European Association of Geochemistry and/or Geochemical Society are invited to contribute too.

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New Editors at Geochemical Perspectives Letters

We are very pleased to welcome Andreas Kappler (Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen) and Francis McCubbin (NASA Johnson Space Center) to the Geochemical Perspectives Letters editorial board.

Andreas Kappler and the Tübingen Geomicrobiology group investigate microbial formation and transformation of minerals and the consequences for trace metals, nutrients and greenhouse gases in the environment. To answer their research questions they use laboratory experiments and field studies and apply a variety of analytical techniques including spectroscopy, (electron) microscopy and molecular biology.

Francis McCubbin is a Research Scientist and Astromaterials Curator at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. His research interests include determining the abundances and roles of volatiles (C, H2O, F, Cl, S) in magmatic systems within terrestrial planetary bodies and their consequences for the petrological evolution of Mercury, Earth, Moon, Mars, and asteroids. This work is accomplished through a combination of experimental petrology, mineralogy, and analysis of astromaterials using a variety of micro-beam analytical techniques.

Call for Student Representatives of the EAG DEI Committee

The EAG Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee are searching for two active Student Representatives to join our friendly and passionate committee. You can find out more about our work here

All postgraduate students working in the field of geochemistry at the time of application are eligible to apply, and we encourage applications from people in nations not currently represented among EAG DEI Committee members. Student Representatives will serve 1-year to 3-year terms on the committee, with the option to leave the committee at any time in the intervening period.

Application deadline: 15 February

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EAG Co-sponsored Short Courses and Conferences in 2022

We are pleased to announce that three events will be co-sponsored as part of the 2022 EAG Short Course and Conference Sponsorship Program. Keep an eye out in the EAG newsletter and on social media in the coming weeks for further announcements about these events.

EAG Student Sponsorship Program: Next Deadline 1 February

The EAG Student Sponsorship Program supports onsite participation at events held in Europe, or online participation at events held anywhere in the world. Successful applicants will receive sponsorship of up to 500 euros to cover registration, abstract fees, and travel expenses where applicable. Applicants may be based in any country. 

Next application deadline: 1 February

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and apply

Join the EAG or Renew your Membership for 2022

Your EAG membership provides you with many benefits, including discounted registration for Goldschmidt2022, online and print issues of publications, access to the members' platform and forums, eligibility to apply for funding from EAG, and much more! Join the EAG or renew your membership today!

2022 Membership rates

Students: 1 year - 15€ | 3 years - 35€

Professionals: 1 year - 30€ | 5 years - 120€ | 10 years - 240€

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Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt2022 deadlines

1 February: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

15 February: Goldschmidt2022 Grant application deadline

1 March: EAG Early Career Science Ambassador application deadline

1 March: Goldschmidt2022 Abstract submission deadline

1 April: Goldschmidt2022 Volunteer application deadline

View Goldschmidt deadlines

Other geochemistry related events

Open now: Understanding Oxygen Fugacity in Geoscience pre-registration

1 & 7 February: ICIW 2022: 8th International Clumped Isotope Workshop abstract & registration deadlines

1 February: 3rd Virtual Workshop on EPMA Developments and Applications registration deadline

28 February: EGU General Assembly 2022 early registration deadline

Ongoing Weekly: Pal(a)eo PERCS

Ongoing Weekly: Seds Online

Ongoing Weekly: Ore Deposits Hub - Open Geoscience Talks

Ongoing Fortnightly: Astrochemistry Discussions

Ongoing: Climate Now - Live conversations with climate experts

Ongoing: MicroSeminars - Microbiology Seminar Series

View all events

New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Nitrogen isotope fractionation during magma ocean degassing: tracing the composition of early Earth’s atmosphere

The evolution of the nitrogen concentration and isotopic composition during the degassing of Earth’s magma ocean, and thus in the primitive atmosphere, is key to understanding how habitable conditions...

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Slab dehydration beneath forearcs: Insights from the southern Mariana and Matthew-Hunter rifts      

The water flux delivered into the forearc mantle of currently active subduction zones remains poorly constrained. Estimates, which mostly derive from numerical modelling, have so far been untested, as shallow...

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A novel carbon cycle turbulence index identifies environmental and ecological perturbations

Earth’s history has been characterised by complex interactions between life and the environment, which are often difficult to resolve. Here, we propose a new carbon cycle turbulence index (CTindex), based on...

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Early differentiation of magmatic iron meteorite parent bodies from Mn–Cr chronometry             

Magmatic iron meteorite groups such as IIAB, IIIAB and IVA, represent the largest sampling of extraterrestrial core material from the earliest accreted distinct planetary bodies in the solar system. Chromium isotope...

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Geochemistry Making the News

New study of 1980s Mars meteorite debunks proof of ancient life on planet

[The Guardian]  A four billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists have said. In 1996, a Nasa-led team announced that organic compounds in the rock appeared to have been left...

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Ancient Air Bubbles Trapped in Antarctic Ice Point to Cause of Oxygen Decline

[SciTechDaily] Glacial erosion likely caused atmospheric oxygen levels to dip over past 800,000 years. An unknown culprit has been removing oxygen from our atmosphere for at least 800,000 years, and an analysis of air bubbles preserved in Antarctic ice for up to 1.5 million years has revealed the likely suspect...

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China’s Lander Has Detected Water on the Moon

[Universe Today] China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander has found evidence of hydroxyl (OH) on the Moon. Hydroxyl is a close chemical cousin of water, H2O. While several other orbital missions have detected OH on the Moon previously, Chang’e-5 marks the first time it has been detected by a spacecraft...

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Earth's Insides Are Cooling Faster Than We Thought, And It Will Mess Things Up

[Sciencealert] Earth formed 4.5 billion years or so ago. Ever since then, it's been slowly cooling on the inside. While the surface and atmosphere temperatures fluctuate over the eons (and yes, those external temperatures are currently warming), the molten interior – the beating heart of our planet...

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The Early Earth was Really Horrible for Life

[Universe Today] Earth has had a long and complex history since its formation roughly 4.5 billion years ago. Initially, it was a molten ball, but eventually, it cooled and became differentiated. The Moon formed from a collision between Earth and a protoplanet named Theia (probably), the oceans formed...

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The mineralogy of the rocks determines how deadly a meteorite impact is

[Tech Explorist] A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Liverpool and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables, Tenerife, have explored why some meteorites have caused mass extinctions. They found that the deadliness of a meteorite impact depends on the rock...

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Press Release: Deep Mantle Krypton Reveals Earth’s Outer Solar System Ancestry

[University of California, Davis] Krypton from Earth’s mantle, collected from geologic hotspots in Iceland and the Galapagos Islands, reveals a clearer picture of how our planet formed, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. Different isotopes of krypton are like chemical...

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PhD Position
PhD scholarship on nitrogen cycling and nitrous oxide emissions from mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses
Southern Cross University, Australia
30 January 2022
Type: PhD Position
Ph.D. positions in Trace Element Molecular Geochemistry
Central Michigan University, United States
30 April 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Low temperature geochemistry on water-rich asteroids explored through hydrothermal alteration experiments
The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
22 January 2022
Type: PhD Position
Carbonates in ungrouped carbonaceous chondrites: tools for exploring the geology of hydrated asteroids
The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
22 January 2022
Type: PhD Position
PhD position on stable isotope variations in chondritic meteorites
Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Ph.D. Fellowship: ‘Redox reactivity of Selenium in environmental geomedia’
ISTerre, CNRS & Université Grenoble Alpes, France and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden, Germany
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Abiotic reactivity of minerals at elevated H2 concentrations. Experiments and reactive transport modeling applied to deep aquifers
University Grenoble Alpes / ISterre laboratory, France
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD student (f/m/x) focussing on crystallization processes
Helmholtz-Cenre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Germany
10 January 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Tracking stable isotope fractionations in Archean Banded Iron Formations
James Cook University, Australia
30 November 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in Microbial Geochemistry of lake sediments
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
09 December 2021 or position open until filled

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Geochemistry
New Mexico Bureau of Geology/New Mexico Tech, United States
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
6-year PostDoctoral Researcher in Environmental Geochemistry
The University of Vienna, Austria
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, United States
01 February 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Associate
Cornell University Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, United States
31 January 2022
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrokinetics
University of Exeter / Camborne School of Mines, United Kingdom
28 January 2022
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Two funded postdoctoral researcher positions
University of Montana, University of Minnesota, United States
Position open until filled
Type: Research Associate
Isotope geochemist
Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum Archäometrie, Germany
01 January 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc in stable isotopes and reaction kinetics
Indiana University USA, United States
20 October 2021 or position open until filled

Faculty, Technical and other positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: Faculty
Assistant Professor Mine Waste Characterization and Spatio-Temporal Modelling
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
23 January 2022
Type: Faculty
Assistant Professor Ore Body Knowledge
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
23 January 2022
Type: Academic
Junior Professor of Geomaterials (salary grade: W1) with Tenure Track to W3
Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Germany
27 February 2022 or position open until filled
Type: Academic
Technician in Inorganic geochemistry
INP Toulouse (Toulouse University), France
17 December 2021 or position open until filled
Type: Other
Copyeditor for Elements Magazine
Elements Magazine, United States
27 December 2021 or position open until filled
Type: Faculty
Assistant Professor-Geochemistry
George Mason University, United States
Position open until filled

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