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 advertisements

PhD Position (fully funded)

Application Deadline: August 26th 2022

A fully-funded PhD position with a strong micropalaeontological focus (forams and conodonts) is currently available in NUI Galway. The start date is November 2022.

Correlating the Tournaisian-Viséan boundary in Ireland – A multidisciplinary approach (integrating biostratigraphy, carbonate microfacies analysis and gamma-ray spectrometry) will be used to precisely track and correlate the Tournaisian-Viséan boundary across several regions in Ireland, with field data collection at a number of sites. This important time interval is located within the Carboniferous (at c.346.7Ma) and it witnessed profound palaeoenvironmental changes. This project will help to better constrain the timing of these events, which significantly affected the geological evolution of Ireland during the Carboniferous.

More 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 expansion.

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

More information https://www.petrostrat.com/careers/