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Micropalaeontology jobs

Please check back regularly on this page for new micropalaeontology jobs.
To advertise a micropalaeontology 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

 PhD FULLY FUNDED “Early Paleozoic radiolarian evolution”

This FULLY FUNDED PHD was recently been awarded Australian Research Council Discovery Project funding to investigate: Early Paleozoic radiolarian evolution. As part of the research a PhD student and/or Post Doc will work on this project and have the funding to support them.

The project will apply a new transformative technology; X-ray micro computed tomography (3D micro-CT) to the study of Early Palaeozoic (530-300 million year old) radiolarian microfossils. This will for the first time allow non-destructive examination to elucidate the internal skeletal architecture of these fossils that is critical to understanding their evolution. Computer reconstruction of 3D images will reveal details upon which an understanding of early phylogenetic relationships within this phylum can be developed. This in turn will allow realization of the full biostratigraphic potential of this important long-ranging group of marine protozoans that commonly occur in great abundance in deep marine sedimentary rocks.

Email contact for more details: jona@uq.edu.au


Post-doctoral Research Assistant in Micropalaeontology (foraminifera) at The Natural History Museum, London

The role will contribute to the Natural History Museum’s BP Micropalaeontology Project. The project is designed to undertake a thorough taxonomic, stratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental reappraisal of the former British Petroleum Micropalaeontology Collection, with specific focus on the material associated with northwest Europe. The Post-doctoral Research Assistant will contribute to the successful completion of the project by undertaking analysis and research into multiple northwest European Mesozoic/Cenozoic well run and outcrop sequences, housed at the Natural History Museum, London. The role holder will be responsible for leading research into the analysis of foraminifera assemblages (both benthic and planktonic), which in turn will be used to update the existing interpretations of the well and outcrop material. Such information will then be used in order to provide palaeoenvironmental interpretations for the northwest European region in-line with the project scope.

Applications close on 20th May.

Please contact Tom Hill for more details.


 PhD “Ocean ecosystem modelling in a 400ppm world: reconstructing and modelling seasonality signals during the mid-Pliocene Warm Period”

PhD opportunity at the University of Leeds.

More info


PhD “Ostracod-based reconstructions of North Atlantic deep-water environments”

PhD opportunity at the University of Birmingham, 2015 start.

More info


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.


Current industrial advertisements

There are no current positions, please check back regularly.