PhD position in Palaeobiology - Geon 5 micropalaeontology
Sort on published: 2018-06-08
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The Programme for Palaeobiology encompasses education and research in a broad range of palaeobiological topics, including the Proterozoic Biosphere, the origin and early evolution of animals, and the palaeobiology of Caenozoic nanoplankton. Teaching responsibilities are primarily within the Bachelor and Master Programmes in Earth Sciences and Palaeobiology. More information on the programme can be found at http://www.geo.uu.se/research/palaeobiology/
Duties/Project description: This project is to study patterns of preservation and diversity in organic-walled microfossils (OWM) across the important late Precambrian-Cambrian transition in Baltica and elsewhere. The project will focus on the controls governing the distribution and diversity of OWM assemblages with the aim of understanding taphonomic pathways in these fossils of emerging importance in understanding the Cambrian explosion. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to use standard OWM processing techniques including HF work after appropriate training, as well as picking and photography. He or she will also be asked to undertake teaching up to 20% of their time. Field work may be undertaken if necessary.
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Masters degree or equivalent in an earth or biological science. Experience working with microfossils is a merit. Strong motivation and capacity for independent work are important qualities. Ability to initiate and organize research is highly desirable. The ability to cooperate and good communication skills are required. The candidate’s aptitude in interacting with the surrounding community, informing people about research and development work are also important. The applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Application: Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis as well as other relevant documents that the applicant wishes to refer to.
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Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: September 1, 2018 or as agreed upon. Temporary position four years.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Graham Budd (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sebastian Willman (email@example.com)
Please submit your application by June 22th, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/2076.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/2076
Last application date: 2018-06-22