jueves, junio 16, 2016

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN PALAEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTION USING GEOCHEMICAL PROXY METHODS

A NEW MAX PLANCK RESEARCH GROUP IN TERRESTRIAL PALAEOCLIMATES WILL BE
ESTABLISHED AT THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR CHEMISTRY IN MAINZ, GERMANY, FROM 2017. THE FOCUS OF THE GROUP WILL BE THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN CLIMATE, VEGETATION AND LANDSCAPES IN THE EURASIAN LOESS STEPPE OVER QUATERNARY TIMESCALES. THE INDEPENDENT RESEARCH GROUP WILL WORK IN CLOSE COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR CLIMATE GEOCHEMISTRY.

WE INVITE APPLICATIONS FOR FIVE NEW POSITIONS WITHIN THE GROUP
(ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.MPIC.DE/KARRIERE/STELLENANGEBOTE.HTML AND SEE ATTACHED):

1.    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN PALAEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTION USING
GEOCHEMICAL PROXY METHODS. WE SEEK A RESEARCHER TO APPLY AND DEVELOP
NOVEL NEW GEOCHEMICAL APPROACHES TO QUANTITATIVE PALAEOCLIMATE
RECONSTRUCTION IN LOESS. THIS RESEARCH POSITION MAY BEGIN IN
SPRING-SUMMER 2017, AND IS A 3.5 YEAR APPOINTMENT.

2.   POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN PALAEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTION USING
PALAEOECOLOGICAL PROXIES. WE SEEK A RESEARCHER TO APPLY AND DEVELOP
PALAEOECOLOGICAL METHODS FOR QUANTITATIVE PALAEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTION IN LOESS. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH PHYTOLITHS AS A PALAEOECOLOGICAL PROXY, AND WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSFER FUNCTIONS USING PALAEOECOLOGICAL DATA. THIS RESEARCH POSITION MAY BEGIN IN SPRING-SUMMER 2017, AND IS A 3.5 YEAR APPOINTMENT.

3.    PHD CANDIDATE IN QUATERNARY GEOCHRONOLOGY (LUMINESCENCE
DATING). THE AIM OF THE PROJECT IS TO INVESTIGATE THE POTENTIAL OF NEW
MATERIALS FOR LUMINESCENCE DATING, AS WELL AS TO APPLY STANDARD AND NEW GEOCHRONOLOGICAL METHODS TO PROVIDE CHRONOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS FOR LOESS. THIS POSITION WILL BEGIN IN WINTER-SPRING 2017. THE CANDIDATE WILL RECEIVE FULL FUNDING FOR 3 YEARS WITH AN OPTIONAL FOURTH YEAR AS
REQUIRED.

4.    PHD CANDIDATE IN PALAEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTION USING
GEOCHEMICAL PROXY METHODS. THE AIM OF THE PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP NOVEL
NEW GEOCHEMICAL APPROACHES FOR QUANTITATIVE PALAEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTION IN LOESS. THIS POSITION WILL BEGIN IN WINTER-SPRING 2017. THE CANDIDATE WILL RECEIVE FULL FUNDING FOR 3 YEARS WITH AN OPTIONAL FOURTH YEAR AS REQUIRED.

5.    LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IN LUMINESCENCE DATING AND PALAEOECOLOGY. THIS POSITION WILL BEGIN IN SPRING 2017, AND IS A 3 YEAR APPOINTMENT AT 50% OF FULL TIME CAPACITY. THE POSITION IS APPOINTED BY THE MPI-C IN MAINZ, WITH THE MAJOR LABORATORY COMPONENT TO BE BASED AT THE CURT-ENGELHORN CENTRE FOR ARCHAEOMETRY IN MANNHEIM.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DR. KATHRYN FITZSIMMONS
(KATHRYN_FITZSIMMONS@EVA.MPG.DE). APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT BY EMAIL.

REVIEW OF THE APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN 01.08.2016.