We seek a talented student for a PhD position in the DFG founded project on “Evolution of tropical marine biodiversity, comparative analysis of Triassic Cassian-Formation with modern fauna”. The position is temporary for 36 months (TVL-E13, 60%).
Tasks: The successful candidate will be involved in quantitative sampling and taxonomic - paleo-ecological analysis of the fauna of Cassian Formation in the Dolomites. This is a mollusc dominated, diverse invertebrate fauna from the Upper Triassic. Statistical analyses should be carried out, in particular in view of beta-diversity pattern and in comparison to Recent fauna from tropical seas. Place of work is the GeoZentrum Nordbayern Section Palaeoenviromental Research. Fieldwork and analyses occur in connection with a project of Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB), Munich.
Qualifications: Master\'s degree in Geosciences or Biology with a minor in Palaeontology, very good English skills, interest in taxonomy and ecology, basic knowledge of statistics and R programming, self-motivated and ability to work as part of a team.
When applying send your curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests (keyword \"Cassian\") by 31.7.2015 to
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kiessling
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt
See http://www.gzn.uni-erlangen.de/en/palaeontology/palaeoumwelt-home/ for more information about us.