Yet another job offer.... Please forward the following job posting to
students holding a MSc or diploma degree that may want to stay at the
University of Mainz for some time. Thanks!
Student Research Position (PhD scholarship),
Applied & Analytical Paleontology
The Department of Paleontology, Institute of Geosciences at the
University of Mainz (Germany) invites applications for a 6-month,
fully funded student research position. During this period, the
successful candidate will be expected to prepare an application for
PhD-level funding, including his/her salary for the duration of the
program (usually not exceeding three years). The application will be
sent to one of the major German research foundations.
The research program should complement the existing expertise of the
INCREMENTS research group (www.increments.de and
www.paleontology.uni-mainz.de). Possible research fields may include,
but are not limited to, (1) paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental
reconstructions using biogenic hard parts, (2) numerical analysis of
biometric data, (3) biomineralization or (4) calibration and
development of climate proxies.
Broadly-trained applicants must hold a diploma or equivalent degree,
preferably in bio- or geosciences. In addition to scientific
independence, the ideal candidate should demonstrate originality of
the research focus and excellence in communication skills.
Proficiency in written and spoken English is indispensable, and a
basic understanding of German desirable. Salary according to 50% E13
TV-L (approx. 1000 ? net income, depending on marital status and
number of children) includes fringe benefits. Starting date is
negotiable, but no later than November 1, 2007.
Interested individuals are invited to submit an application package
(cover letter, CV, copies of diploma or MSc certificates, transcripts
if available, statement of research interests not exceeding one page,
addresses of three referees) as pdf (other file formats will not be
accepted) via email to schoeneb (at) uni-mainz.de (please include
subject: ?PhD applicant?) or via regular mail to Prof. Dr. Bernd R.
Schöne, Department of Applied and Analytical Paleontology &
INCREMENTS, Institute for Geosciences, University of Mainz, Becherweg
21, 55128 Mainz, Germany. Application Deadline: August 31, 2007.
Prof. Dr. Bernd R. SCHÖNE
Department of Applied and Analytical Paleontology
and INCREMENTS Research Group
Institute of Geosciences
University of Mainz
55128 Mainz, GERMANY
voice: +49 6131 24757
fax: +49 6131 24768
mobile: +49 162 5617 183
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URLs: www.increments.de and www.sclerochronology.com