lunes, febrero 24, 2014

Ofertas de trabajo

 Por medio de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología nos han llegado varias ofertas de trabajo, os las adjuntamos con el enlace.

Scientific Director (
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
Deadline: 28th February 2014

Physical Science Technician (Paleontology) (
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Idaho
Deadline: 28th February 2014

Director / Curator (
Fundy Geological Museum, Nova Scotia
Deadline: 9th March 2014

Summer Paleontology Field Coordinator (
Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, Museum of Western Colorado
Deadline: 15th March 2014.

Además una beca para Canada.

A two-year MSc studentship is available for the NSERC-funded program: \"Pliocene - Pleistocene dinoflagellate cysts, geochemistry, and paleoceanography of the North Atlantic region\" in the Department of Earth Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Application deadline: April 4, 2014 (but see below).

Description of MSc project: The North Atlantic Current (NAC) and thermohaline circulation are major drivers of global climate change, transferring heat and moisture to high northern latitudes. Moisture is necessary for ice sheets to accumulate, which increases albedo and causes global temperatures to drop. Hence, the Northern Hemisphere, through its capacity to grow extensive continental ice sheets, has been a major amplifier of global climate change at least since the Late Pliocene. The changing dynamics of the NAC and polar front are accordingly critical to our understanding of past and future climates.

The Pliocene - Pleistocene transition, including the intensification of Northern Hemisphere glaciation at 2.74 Ma and the base of the Quaternary at 2.58 Ma, represents a profound shift to our present climate state. The project will focus on one of several available sediment cores in the North Atlantic that captures this transition. A novel combination of proxies (dinoflagellate cysts, other palynomorphs, ice-rafted debris, and foraminiferal Mg/Ca ratios and oxygen and carbon isotopes) will be used to reconstruct sea-surface temperature, salinity, ice melting, NAC strength, and position of the polar front through time.

Applicants should have a strong interest in paleoceanography, paleoclimatology, or paleoecology, and be comfortable using a microscope. Previous exposure to palynology would be an asset but full training will be given in all areas of the project.

The project, under the supervision of Prof. Martin J. Head, will include collaboration with Dr Jeroen Groeneveld (Bremen University, Germany), Dr Stijn De Schepper (Bergen University, Norway), and Dr Jan Hennissen (British Geological Survey). It is scheduled to begin September 2014, but could be delayed to January, 2015.

How to apply: The on-line application for admission is at:

The application deadline is April 4, 2014 or until filled. Please check well in advance that you meet English language requirements.For any questions relating to this project, please contact Prof. Martin J. Head ( You are encouraged to contact Prof. Head prior to applying.

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