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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

Faculty positions

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Palaeobiology, Paleooceanography & Palaeoclimate at National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Closing Date:  Monday 31 January 2022
Reference:  1648821HN

Join us and be part of the future of Ocean and Earth science. We are seeking to make a Faculty appointment in the area of Ocean and Earth Sciences as part of a series of 4 new appointments to further enhance our research-led education and extend the international reach of our research and enterprise activities. This will be the first part of a series planned appointments over the next five years. You will have an exciting opportunity to influence the Ocean and Earth sciences agenda within a world leading school at the University of Southampton.  Our School takes pride in research that spans marine biology and ecology, physical oceanography, palaeoceanography and paleoclimate, marine biogeochemistry, geology and geophysics, and geochemistry. 

You will have a growing international profile in marine palaeobiology and add to our thriving research programs at the interfaces between earth, ocean, climate and life sciences. We seek applications from individuals working across a range of fields that include the study of diversity through space and time; the biotic and abiotic impacts of major evolutionary and ecological events; the application of paleontological data and methods to conservation and environmental management; better links between living and fossil systems and the development of new palaeobiological methods to interrogate the marine sedimentary record. 

More details can be found here

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science | Florida State University

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at the Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for the following positions with a potential micropalaeontological focus:

(1) Aqueous Trace Element Biogeochemistry/Chemical Oceanography (49933): The ideal candidate will examine the role of trace elements in the oceans or other aquatic environments, their role in biogeochemical cycles, and/or their impact on the biosphere as toxins. This research may include but is not limited to processes within the air-sea interface, water-column, bottom waters, and/or pore fluids.

(2) Earth-Life Interactions (49940): The ideal candidate will investigate the coevolution of life and environment with potential interests in planetary habitability of Earth and exoplanets, biosignatures for life (radiations and extinctions), and implications for modern climate change. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to: paleobiology, geobiology, extinction dynamics, paleoecology, paleontology, biotic responses to global change, geomicrobiology, and biogeochemistry.

Application review begins November 1, 2021. 

Details of all the positions 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/