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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


Paleoclimate reconstruction of Aotearoa New Zealand over the Late Quaternary (~1 million years) at The University of Auckland

Application deadline: 24th September, 2021

As part of a new project funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden fund, we are looking to recruit a PhD candidate (fully funded over 3 years at the University of Auckland) to lead the analysis of Quaternary paleoclimate record from the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand and to become part of our international research team.

This PhD project will develop a detailed paleoclimate record (using microfossils – both foraminifera and pollen, stable isotopes and other paleo-proxies) over multiple glacial-interglacial climate cycles over the last 1 million years. This time period is important as there was a significant climate transition, known as the Mid-Pleistocene Transition, with many global changes occurring during this time. The PhD candidate will work together with other researchers (including early, mid, and late career scientists) to contribute to a much larger research programme that brings together investigators from around the globe (NZ, Australia, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, US) with expertise in sedimentology, paleoseismology, volcanology, biostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, and seismic interpretation.

The student will join the Coastal and Marine Geoscience Group at Auckland, a vibrant community of postgraduate students, postdocs, and academics interested in a wide variety of physical processes from the coast to the deep abyss. While based at the University of Auckland, and dependant on future COVID restrictions, the student will spend time at the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) Research, located in Wellington, NZ, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ and University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and have regular opportunities to engage with the international advisory team.

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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

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