Paleonet: PhD Opportunity: Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark
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Past Changes in Ocean Circulation and Climate of the NE Greenland Shelf
Closing Date: 1 August 2020
Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate
School of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the
Geoscience programme. The position is available from 1 January 2021 or
Title: Past changes in ocean circulation and climate of the NE Greenland
Research area and project description:
The PhD project will focus on investigating past changes in climate and
ocean circulation off NE Greenland. This will be done through the
multi-proxy study of marine sediment cores from the NE Greenland shelf
to establish longer time series of recent centuries and millennia and
compare these to modern ocean and atmospheric conditions.
Within this framework, the specific approach of the PhD project will be
decided in collaboration with the successful candidate, but potential
studies may include a combination of micropaleontology (foraminifera or
dinoflagellate cysts), sedimentology and/or geochemistry (organic
biomarkers, XRF core scanning data, stable isotopes, CaCO3, TOC).
The position is part of the GreenShelf project funded by the Independent
Research Fund Denmark (DFF) and the work will be carried out in an
international research environment.
Qualifications and specific competences:
The PhD candidate should have a Master’s degree (for the 3-year PhD
programme) or four years studies (for the 4-year PhD programme) in
Geoscience. A degree in Biology, Chemistry or Physics may also be
considered; but in this case, the student will be required to partake in
courses in Quaternary/Marine Geology during the course of the PhD
studies. Experience with sediment core analyses, micropalaeontology,
organic geochemistry, and sea-going experience are considered
advantageous, but not required.
Applicants are encouraged to enclose a letter of interest stating their
own specific research interests and how their background and experience
would fit into this project on paleoclimate and palaeoceanographic
Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is
the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2,
8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. For further information on the research group in
Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology see: geo.au.dk/paleo
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus
University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark; mobile phone
+45 2778 2897; e-mail: mss at geo.au.dk (main supervisor)
Dr. Christof Pearce, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University,
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark; mobile phone +45 9350
8915; e-mail: christof.pearce at geo.au.dk (co-supervisor).
For further details, potential applicants are encouraged to visit here:
Here there is also information on English language requirements and on
the application procedure. Note that applications MUST be uploaded
through the Aarhus University application system.
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