The Micropalaeontological Society

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 Positions:

Pollen-based Reconstructions of UV Radiation History at Massey University, New Zealand

We are seeking candidates for two fully funded PhD projects to develop pollen-based proxy reconstructions of relative changes in UV-B flux within the Holocene. Both projects will involve high-resolution sampling of lake sediment records for pollen, followed by FT-IR analysis to determine abundance of UV-B absorbing compounds (UACs) in the extracted pollen samples. One project will focus on the record from a New Zealand site (Lake Ohau) and the other on the record from a site in Turkey (Nar Gölü). The aim of both projects is to investigate nature and timing of variations in UACs in the context of changes in solar activity (e.g. grand maxima and minima) and other processes which may impact the levels of UV-B reaching the Earth’s surface. This research is part of a wider project entitled “Unlocking Centuries’ worth of surface UV-B radiation hidden in pollen”, funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi Marsden Fund.

Please apply here

Postdocs / Professors:

Assistant Professor positions at Utrectht University

The Department of Earth Sciences at Utrecht University is seeking outstanding candidates (f/m) to fill three tenure track positions in Earth Sciences at the Assistant Professor level. We may consider a higher-level appointment for one of the positions. The department’s mission is to advance our understanding and prediction capability of processes that govern the evolution of System Earth from the molecular to the planetary and from the microsecond to the geological time scale. Our ambition is to be a world-leading centre of excellence in scientific research as well as research training and teaching, and to contribute in a meaningful way to the challenges of a modern, sustainable society by acquiring new and fundamental geo-scientific knowledge and by directly addressing societal challenges related to the field of earth sciences.

Details 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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