6 PhD positions available in an interdisciplinary research program on climate reconstruction during the late Permian and Early Triassic (universities of Zürich, Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland)

We seek applications for six PhD positions in an interdisciplinary program aimed at a quantitative-numerical, fully consistent, time-resolved, global environmental model for the high-frequency and high-amplitude climate changes during the late Permian and the Early Triassic.

Two of the positions are suitable for paleontologists: 

PhD 1 and 2 (UZH): high resolution sampling of ammonoid (PhD1) and conodont (PhD2). Taxonomy based on intraspecific variation analyses. Quantitative biochronology by means of unitary associations. Quantitative biogeographic analyses from regional to global scales and development of numerical simulations with sensitivity experiments at both scales. Relations between evolutionary turnover rates, ecological partitioning and abiotic stress. Experience with field work and intensive sampling, a good knowledge of PAST and interest in numerical modelling are all valuable assets. Both PhD students will interact closely with other PhD students involved in geochemistry, geochronology and climate modelling. 

Application deadline is June 15th, 2018.

More details and how to apply can be found here.


2 PhD Positions in the paleontology group at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

There are two fully-funded positions available for 4 years, working on exceptionally preserved early arthropod fossils. The work is supported by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the project comes with considerable scope for the students to develop their own interests. We are looking to appoint as soon as possible. So if you are interested, then please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you. 

The job announcement can be found here.


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