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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 position at Hamburg University

Application deadline: 30th June 2021

We are seeking a motivated researcher with a keen interest in micropaleontology and biogeochemistry and its applications in paleoceanography. The work will focus on the reconstruction of past N-budgets within the NOir project. The NOir project studies two climate relevant marine biogeochemical cycles: the nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P) cycles. Both, the modern N- and P-Cycle are massively disturbed by anthropogenic impacts via warming effects and pollutant sources such as chemical fertilizers and the burning of fossil fuels. In order to predict future changes in marine nutrient budgets, it is not only important to develop a comprehensive understanding about the recent nutrient cycles but also to reconstruct past nutrient cycling focusing on periods with strongly differing climatic conditions. The succesful candidate will be part of a dynamic working  group and will establish cooperation with other working groups of the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at Hamburg University and other international cooporation partners. Specifically, the candidate will study the pore characteristics and redox sensitive elements (i.e. Mn/Ca) in tests of benthic foraminifera from selected sediment cores of the Pacific and related marginal sea basins. The main target is a widespread reconstruction of deglacial bottom-water nitrate concentrations and redox conditions over the past 22,000 years. Furthermore, the candidate will work on the development of a method for automated image analysis to study the pore characteristics in microfossils (foraminifera). In addition, the duties include the presentation of scientific results at conferences and in publications.

More information and details of how to submit an application can be found here

Current industrial advertisements

Micropalaeontologists and Nannopalaeontologists – PetroStrat

We have exciting opportunities to further expand our skilled and experienced team of 35 biostratigraphers. To complement our current
skill base we are looking for candidates ideally experienced in wellsite and routine micropalaeontology and nannopalaeontology.

The roles will require working within a team on a wide variety of analytical studies, including single or multi-well and reservoir to regional
scale projects, to be undertaken either in our UK offices, overseas and at wellsite. We offer varied and interesting career opportunities
and are currently active in many areas including North, West & South Africa, the Middle East, North & South America, the North Sea,
Norwegian Sea, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, SE Asia and Australasia. Applicants should ideally be qualified and willing to conduct
wellsite work, both onshore and offshore. This post will involve a balanced mix of office-based analytical work and wellsite work, with
excellent opportunities for career progression within an expanding and dynamic organisation which has exciting plans for further

The successful candidates will have a minimum of an MSc in an appropriate biostratigraphic discipline. Previous industrial experience,
including wellsite work is preferred, but not essential as appropriate training will be given.
We offer a highly competitive benefits package, including pension and bonuses for wellsite work. Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience

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