Dear All,

Please forward the following job posting to young fellows that may  
want to stay at the University of Mainz for a couple of years. Thanks!



Research Associate, Applied & Analytical Paleontology
Mainz, Germany

The Department of Paleontology, Institute of Geosciences at the  
University of Mainz (Germany) invites applications for a job opening  
at the research associate level for an initial contract period of four  

Duties include teaching paleontology and earth history classes (4  
hours / week; lectures and labs in English or German). In addition,  
the successful applicant will develop a strong research program that  
complements the existing expertise ( and and strengthens cross-disciplinary  
research cooperation (sedimentology, anthropology etc.). The ability  
to attract external research funds and to publish results in  
internationally renowned scientific journals is prerequisite. 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. The ideal candidate is  
knowledgeable about mass spectrometry (ICP-OES, CF-IRMS, MC-ICP-MS)  
and/or time series analysis and statistical methods.

Broadly trained applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree  
(PhD etc.), preferably in bio- or geosciences. Postdoctoral experience  
is advantageous. In addition to scientific independence, the ideal  
candidate should demonstrate originality of the research focus and  
excellence in communication skills (both written and spoken).   
Proficiency in written and spoken English is indispensable, and a  
basic understanding of German helpful.

The initial appointment will be for four years. Salary according to  
E13 TV-L (approximately 2000 ? net income, depending on marital status  
and number of children) includes fringe benefits. Starting date is  
October 1, 2007.

Interested individuals are invited to submit an application package  
(cover letter, CV, copies of diploma and PhD certificates, transcripts  
if available, statement of research and teaching interests, addresses  
of three referees) as a pdf file (other file formats will not be  
accepted) via email to schoeneb (at) (please include  
subject: ?paleontology research associate?) 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 27, 2007.

Prof. Dr. Bernd R. SCHÖNE
Department of Applied and Analytical Paleontology
and INCREMENTS Research Group
Institute of Geosciences
University of Mainz
Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 21
55128 Mainz, GERMANY

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