University of Bremen is offering a PhD position in invertebrate paleontology

The Geoscience Collection belonging to the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Bremen is offering a PhD position in the area of invertebrate paleontology as part of the project "The Anisian (Middle Triassic) Ammonoids of Nevada - An Integrated Approach to Understand Morphological Change". The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) for 3 years and offers a TV-L E13 (75%) salary.

The successful candidate will perform a study within the project outlined above. An investigation of the shell morphology of ammonoids is expected as well as other studies in the surroundings of the project. This is a strongly field-based project and thus extensive fieldwork is planned in mountainous parts of Nevada. Co-organization and realization of the fieldwork is required. We are searching for an enthusiastic and dynamic researcher with a strong interest in invertebrate paleontology and beyond. 

Required qualifications:

• Completed MSc degree or equivalent preferentially in geoscience, physical geography, environmental sciences or related fields.

• Experience in invertebrate paleontology is required.

• Experience in laboratory work, chemical and sedimentological analytical techniques and a strong quantitative/statistical background is of advantage.

• Applicants should have excellent English language skills; enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary environment. Russian language skills are of advantage.

Deadline for the application is April 1, 2017.

More information can be found here.


Paläontologische Gesellschaft e.V.
Weismüllerstr. 45
60314 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 (0) 69 / 400 3019 71
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