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Radiolaria biostratigrapher – Amundsen Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History Expedition (379)
The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) offers you the unique opportunity to sail on Expedition 379 onboard the JOIDES Resolution in the framework of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), an international research program for drilling at sea.
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is largely marine-based, highly sensitive to climatic and oceanographic changes, has had a dynamic history over the last several million years, and if completely melted, could result in a global sea-level rise of 3.3-4.3 m. Expedition 379 will obtain records from the continental shelf and rise of the Amundsen Sea to document WAIS dynamics in an area unaffected by other ice sheets as well and that currently experiences the largest ice loss in Antarctica.
The primary objectives include (a) reconstructing the Paleogene to Holocene glacial history of West Antarctica, (b) correlating the Amundsen Sea WAIS-proximal records with global records of ice volume changes and air/seawater temperature proxy records, (c) constraining the relationship between incursions of warm water masses onto the continental shelf and the stability of marine based ice sheet margins, and (d) reconstructing major WAIS advances onto the middle and outer shelf, including the first ice sheet expansion onto the continental shelf of the Amundsen Sea Embayment and its possible control by the uplift of Marie Byrd Land.
Closing date for receipt of application forms is 28th February 2018.
Palynology Laboratory Technician – British Geological Survey
Closing date for receipt of application forms is 11th February 2018.
Researcher, Invertebrates and Plants – Natural History Museum
This is an opportunity for early career palaeontologists who do specimen-based research to join a world-class institution with a unique scientific mission and public profile. We particularly welcome applications from holders of externally-funded fellowships. The successful applicant(s) will join a science group that includes 300 scientists, in an institution that hosts some of the largest, most significant scientific collections in the world. The Museum is also home to a suite of advanced analytical and imaging facilities, and active programme of collaborative postgraduate research training, and offers the opportunity to communicate science to national and international audiences.
Applications are open for early career researchers in invertebrate palaeontology or palaeobotany who use their expertise to address fundamental questions concerning the evolution of life on Earth. Successful applicant(s) will join researchers within the Division of Invertebrates and Plants, who have a world-class reputation in applying 21st century tools to existing historical and new collections of fossils to tackle a range of key scientific challenges.
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