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Jobs in Micropalaeontology

Current industry advertisements

To browse the list of industry jobs
As a service to the membership of the society, TMS is now providing a list of current (and an archive of previous) job opportunities related to micropalaeontology.

The list is available for viewing here. If you are a member you will find the login details in an email sent to you by the membership secretary entitled "TMS website". To join the society, please visit the membership page.

To advertise a job
The only requirements to advertise a position via this service are that the role is related, at least in part, to micropalaeontology and that industrial advertisers agree to pay 50GBP per listing. Postings are free for academic and charitable sector advertisers. To post an advertisement, please contact the TMS secretary with a brief summary of the position details and a web-link for more information.

Current academic/charitable advertisements

Lecturer in marine Micropalaetontology - University of Leeds
 

The School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, is looking to appoint a lecturer in marine micropalaeontology. The full-time position is advertised at University Grade 8 (£37,756 - £45,053 p.a.) and includes two years of protected research time, although a progressive contribution towards teaching activities will be expected during that period. Please see the attached job description for details.
 
Full advert
 
Interviews will be held on the 25th June.


Lecturer position "
Bioindicateurs et réponses des écosystèmes aux changements environnementaux", CEREGE-Aix Marseille Université

Dans un contexte de changement climatique – ex. augmentation de la température globale, diminution des précipitations en zone méditerranéenne, acidification des océans – et de pression anthropique croissante, les écosystèmes subissent des modifications rapides difficiles à anticiper. Un moyen de mieux distinguer l’impact des forçages à grandes et petites constantes de temps est l’étude de la dynamique passée de ces écosystèmes. Cette dynamique se traduit par des changements de la biodiversité et par la variabilité des paramètres biophysico-chimiques inhérents. Les fenêtres temporelles abordées doivent être complémentaires : séculaires pour contraindre l’impact anthropique, plurimillénaires pour appréhender le rôle de la variabilité climatique – déglaciations, Dansgaard-Oeschger –, ou derniers 200 millions d’années pour mettre en évidence l’impact des grandes crises biotiques sur la biodiversité – ex. limites cénomano–turonienne ou oligo-miocène.

La compréhension des relations entre variabilité environnementale, fonctionnement des écosystèmes et biodiversité est un des thèmes de recherche principaux du CEREGE – thème VIE « Variabilité environnementale et Impact sur les Écosystèmes ». Le point fort des recherches menées est l’association de compétences en paléontologie, biologie, géochimie, climatologie et modélisation pour appréhender les relations écosystèmes-environnement sous des angles complémentaires. Afin de renforcer l’acquisition des données, les possibilités de reconstitutions multi-proxy, et compte-tenu du départ récent d’un enseignant-chercheur spécialiste des crises de biodiversité, le thème VIE souhaite recruter un Maître de Conférences, expert d’un groupe taxinomique fossile, de sa caractérisation morphologique, géochimique ou génétique, et familier de l’analyse numérique des données. Le candidat devra pouvoir quantifier les relations entre le bioindicateur, les caractéristiques de l’écosystème et les contraintes environnementales à partir d’archives sédimentaires et après des calibrations sur l’actuel.

Le candidat sera intégré à l’équipe « Bioindicateurs et traceurs des Paléoenvironnements » de l’UM 34 CEREGE. L’équipe est spécialiste des bioindicateurs pélagiques, benthiques et terrestres – coraux hermatypiques, foraminifères, coccolithophores, diatomées, phytolithes, pollens. Il travaillera en collaboration étroite avec les membres de l’équipe (paléontologues et géochimistes), mais aussi avec des biogéochimistes et des modélisateurs spécialistes des paléoenvironnements. Les candidats avec des formations en paléontologie, biostratigraphie, écologie ou génétique sont encouragés à se présenter.

Profil enseignement
Les besoins en enseignement en Licence et Master d’Aix–Marseille Université sont importants. Ils concernent de nombreuses disciplines de la géologie et des géosciences de l’environnement. Le maître de conférences sera donc amené à enseigner divers aspects de la géologie, de la paléontologie, de la biosédimentologie et de la géologie de l’environnement dans les filières des sciences naturelles - Licence et Master des mentions SNTE (Sciences de la Nature, de la Terre et de l’Environnement) et BIO et Master SET (Sciences de l’Environnement Terrestre - mais également dans les parcours de préparation aux concours de l’enseignement supérieur – Cape, Capes et Agrégation des sciences de la vie – sciences de la Terre et de l’Univers.

Contacts
Recherche : Thème Variabilité Environnemental et Impact sur les Ecosystèmes (VIE):
Anne Alexandre Thibault de Garidel
04 42 97 15 42 04 42 97 15 79

Enseignement : Bertrand Devouard

Funded places on Birmingham MSc course.
A fully-funded studentship will be available for the coming academic year on the MSc in Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology at the University of Birmingham in just the second year of running. One studentship, which covers fees and contribution towards living expenses, is funded by BP and is open to UK and EU students. More details will appear on the course homepage in the coming weeks.

RPS have agreed to provide one Fees scholarship for a UK/EU student for the coming academic session. We will post further details of application processes and deadlines on the University webpage in the next couple of weeks.

Many thanks to BP and RPS for supporting the course.

Don't forget - additional funding support is available for members of the PESGB and TMS who hold offers for the course.

Past academic/charitable advertisements

University of Birmingham PhD opportunity
The University of Birmingham are an associate partner of the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil and Gas. Within an annual national cohort of around 30 PhD students, the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences will be hosting one fully funded 4-year studentship per year, focusing on applied micropalaeontology in the oil & gas sector.
 
Full funding, including student stipend, is available for UK students or EU students ordinarily resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

The following PhD project are offered with a start date in autumn 2014 (1 of the 3 projects will be funded based on the quality of applicants):

• Early Eocene Palaeoenvironmental and Tectonic Reconstructions of the Rockall Trough
Supervisors: Tom Dunkley Jones, Steve Jones, Guy Harrington
 
• Cenomanian-Turonian Palaeoenvironments of NE Brazil Margin
Supervisors: Tom Dunkley Jones, Guy Harrington, Ian Boomer, James Bendle, Haydon Mort (UFPE)
 
• Mesozoic Biosequence Stratigraphy of the Wessex Basin, UK
Supervisors: Ian Boomer, James Wheeley, Matt Wakefield (BG Group), Sev Kender (U. Leicester)
 
 
Application deadline is 23.59 GMT, Thursday 20 February 2014.

GNS Science (New Zealand) - Marine palynologist
GNS Science are seeking an experienced marine palynologist with an interest in applied biostratigraphy, paleontological research and project management.

Main roles will be:

*To carry out well post-drill assessments, well correlations, palynofacies studies and provide regional study input, and research and development of new and existing palynozonal schemes.
*To co-ordinate stratigraphic aspects of multidisciplinary sedimentary basin studies, covering a broad range of disciplines (bio-, chrono-, litho-. cyclo-, seismic-stratigraphy).
*Data integration and interpretation working closely with sedimentologists and seismic interpreters in developing sequence stratigraphic models.

This position will be based within the Department of Paleontology, Geological Resources Division in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. The candidate will be working alongside experts in her/his field. GNS Science is a Crown-owned research institute and also a leading provider of consultancy services to industry, with a particular focus on regional petroleum prospectivity and exploration. Our large team of stratigraphers is engaged in a diverse range of consultancy and research projects, particularly those related to resources exploration and CO2 storage in the New Zealand region, and global climate change research in the Southwest Pacific Ocean and Antarctica. We have close research links with all major universities in New Zealand and many overseas institutions.

Applications close Sunday 2 June 2013 at 9pm NZ time.

More info: full advertisement, apply online

Funded PhD studentship - King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia)
Saudi Aramco has agreed to fund a project dealing with the shallow-water Miocene of Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. This will involve an integrated study that combines sedimentology, micropaleontology, sequence stratigraphy and geochemistry. Micropaleontology will play an important part. Potential applicants will need to check the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals graduate school website for requirements, and apply on-line in February 2013.

Further details will be posted shortly.

More info: Mike Kaminiski , website

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Quaternary Geology - University of Birmingham (UK)
Closing date: 15th May 2012

This post is in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) and is associated with the Geosystems research group. The Geosystems group covers a wide range of activity concerned with the dynamic behaviour of our planet and its complex history, and hence is multidisciplinary, just as Quaternary science. Current Quaternary research at Birmingham includes internationally leading work in speleothem science, modelling of Holocene environments, and multiproxy studies of lacustrine systems. We are looking for an individual who will enhance our existing strong research profile by developing their area of expertise as well as investing effort in collaborations with colleagues in the School and elsewhere in the University. Evidence of a strong track record in publishing work of the highest academic quality and impact, and (for a senior appointment) obtaining external research funding is important. The appointee will also be involved in delivery and management of teaching including both field teaching of the Earth Sciences, and Quaternary science and related subjects. In this respect, we aim to attract an inspiring teacher, able to communicate with researchers, undergraduates, and the general public.

Informal enquiries to Ian Fairchild 

Funded PhD studentship - University of Lille 1, France
Application deadline: 20th May 2012
Project title: "The Rise of Animal LIfe (RALI) - organization and tempo: evidence from exceptionally preserved biotas"
More information: The RALI project focuses on the interval between the « Cambrian Explosion » and the « Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (GOBE) » and aims to address questions regarding these events? chronology, processes and their environmental triggers. It does so by studying relatively newly discovered exceptionally preserved biotas in a number of sites that fill the data-gaps in the Early Palaeozoic fossil record. The tied PhD project will cover the micropalaeontological aspect of the program, and will focus on biostratigraphy (acritarchs, chitinozoans) as well as on palaeobiology (SCFs). 

Funded PhD studentship - Plymouth University (UK)
Application deadline: 18th May 2012

Project title: "Palaeohydrology of a rapid climate change event at the Palaeocene-Eocene boundary"
More information:
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Funded PhD studentship - Northumbria University (UK)
Application deadline: 27th April 2012

Project title: "From Greenhouse to Icehouse: Reconstructing Paleogene to Neogene vegetation and climate change of East Antarctica"
More information:
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