Postdoctoral position in Marine Micropalaeontology and Palaeoceanography, Aarhus University

The Centre for Past Climate Studies at the Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a position in marine micropalaeontology and palaeoceanography at the postdoctoral level. 

The postdoctoral project will focus on investigating changes in sea ice and surface ocean circulation off Greenland through the Holocene. The overall purpose of this research project is to improve our basic understanding of the processes determining sea-ice cover and its variability, which is needed for a better prediction of the fate of Arctic sea ice in a warmer world. The main tools of the postdoc project will be the investigation of marine sediment cores using a combination of micropalaeontological (e.g., diatoms or dinoflagellates) and sedimentological proxies aided by geochemical (e.g., XRF core scanning data, stable isotopes, CaCO3, TOC etc.) analyses in a multi-proxy study. 

Deadline for the next evaluation if application is January 15, 2018.

More information and a link to the online application can be found here.


One-Year Fellowship, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

The College for Life Sciences, a junior program of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study), offers young life-sciences scholars from around the world an opportunity to take a break from the lab and gain time to work and develop their own projects and immerse themselves in an intellectually and culturally diverse environment.

Each year the Wissenschaftskolleg welcomes internationally recognized senior as well as promising junior scholars in all fields of knowledge, including the humanities, the social sciences and the arts and we invite you to become part of this "learning community". Our goal is to promote a kind of science that transcends disciplinary boundaries and goes beyond established issues and approaches.
Through the College for Life Sciences we promote scientists at the beginning of their career, i.e. postdocs, junior group leaders, lecturers, assistant, associate and junior professors.
The fellowships are intended for residencies of 3-6 months during the academic year 2018/19, i.e. September 2018 - June 2019.

Deadline for the next evaluation if application is January 7, 2018.


Postdoctoral Scientist Position (Geochemistry/Experimental Paleobotany), Steinmann Institute, University of Bonn

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Scientist for research on the experimental fossilization of wood at the Steinmann Institute of the University of Bonn in Germany. We are seeking a young, highly motivated, innovative, and independent researcher with a documented research profile reflected in publications in international journals in low-temperature geochemistry or experimental paleontology. He or she should hold a recent Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or in a closely related field, with expertise in microanalysis in geochemistry and be interested in applying experimental and analytical methods in geochemistry to elucidate the silicification of fossil and recent wood. Willingness to explore new fields is highly desirable.

Our silicification project is one of eight research projects in a larger Research Unit on Fossilization funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft at the University of Bonn. The postdoctoral position is available initially for a period of 2 years but can be renewed for one additional year. Salary will be on the TV-L E13 level and will depend on age, marital status, and experience. The Postdoctoral Scientist should be open to participating in all research activities in the mineralogical and paleontological divisions of the institute, as well as to the close collaboration with the other scientists in Research Unit 2685.
Active research fields in the Department relevant for the position include low and high-temperature experimental petrology, analytical geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, and Mesozoic and Cenozoic paleobotany. Existing facilities include EPMA, a one-atm and high pressure experimental laboratory, XRD and XRF, electron microscopy, state-of-the-art laser-ablation-ICP mass spectrometry, and Laser-Raman spectroscopy, SEM, confocal SEM, and microCT. The Steinmann Institute shares clean lab facilities and a Neptune MC-ICPMS for trace element and isotope analysis with the Geoscience Institute of the University of Cologne.

Deadline for the application is January 1, 2018.

Your application should include a complete CV, list of publications, a description of your past and future research interests, and the names and contact details of three potential referees. This application should be emailed as a pdf to both PD Dr. Carole Gee (cgee@uni-bonn.de) and Prof. Dr. Chris Ballhaus (ballhaus@uni-bonn.de), both of whom can be contacted for further information if necessary.


PhD candidate with interests in marine palaeobiology, FAU Erlangen

We offer a PhD position for a motivated and creative PhD candidate who wants to work at the forefront of palaeobiology integrating fossil data analyses and modelling approaches. The position is available from March 2018 for three years with salary defined according to the German E13/2 TV-L scale.

The PhD candidate will be fully integrated in the successful and vivid research team of the Section Palaeontology at the GeoZentrum Nordbayern. Research in the sections aims at understanding global change dynamics and the evolution of ecosystems on long temporal scales. We welcome a new PhD candidate with general interests in marine palaeobiology who is open to develop his/her project interacting with us. A possible research topic might relate to exploring intrinsic limits of diversification and/or the stability of macroecological patterns through deep time. Own project ideas are welcome. Applicants should hold a M.Sc. in palaeobiology or a related field. The successful candidate should have scientific writing skills and knowledge of advanced statistical methods and programming in R. Experience in analyses and mining of large fossil databases is required.

Deadline for the application is 20th December 2017.

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