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:

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 (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 (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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