Phd Position In Paleoclimate And Paleoceanography At Aarhus University

by Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz | Published: 09-Dec-22 | Last updated: 09-Dec-22 | Tags : Arctc PhD | category: NEWS

Aarhus University has a new PhD position open in paleoclimate and paleoceanography, the deadline for applications is February 1, 2023. Details are provided below.

Past changes in ocean circulation and climate off Greenland

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Geoscience programme. The position is available from May 2023 or later. 

Title:
Past changes in ocean circulation and climate off Greenland  

Research area and project description:
The Ph.D. project will focus on investigating past changes in climate and ocean circulation off  Greenland. This will be done through the multi-proxy study of marine sediment cores from Greenland shelves and fjords to establish longer time series of recent centuries and millennia and compare these to modern ocean and atmospheric conditions.

Within this framework, the specific approach of the Ph.D. project will be decided in collaboration with the successful candidate, but potential studies may include a combination of micropaleontology (foraminifera, diatoms), sedimentology and/or geochemistry (organic biomarkers, XRF core scanning data, stable isotopes, CaCO3, TOC).

The position is part of the GreenShelf project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) and the work will be carried out in an international research environment.

For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. When - as here - you apply for a specific project, please simply copy the project description above, and upload it as a PDF in the application. If you wish to, you can indicate an URL where further information can be found.

Qualifications and specific competences:
The PhD candidate should have a Master’s (for the 3-year PhD programme) or 4-years studies (for the 4-year PhD programme) in Geoscience. A degree in Biology, Chemistry or Physics may also be considered; but in this case, the student will be required to partake in courses in Quaternary/Marine Geology during the course of the PhD studies. Experience with sediment core analyses, micropalaeontology, organic geochemistry, and sea-going experience are considered advantageous, but not required. Applicants are encouraged to document any experience with programming and/or statistical treatment of (paleo-)environmental data.

Applicants are encouraged to enclose a letter of interest stating their own specific research interests and how their background and experience would fit into this project on Arctic paleoclimate and palaeoceanographic reconstruction.

Application deadline: February 1, 2023

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. For further information on the research group in Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology see:
geo.au.dk/paleo

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information for this project are invited to contact:

Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark; mobile phone +45 2778 2897; Email: mss@geo.au.dk (main supervisor)

Dr. Christof Pearce, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark; mobile phone +45 9350 8915; Email: christof.pearce@geo.au.dk (co-supervisor).

How to apply:

For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see the Application guide. Please read the Application guide thoroughly before applying.

When ready to apply, go to https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/ (Note, the online application system opens 1 December 2022)

  1. Choose February 2023 Call with deadline 1 February 2023 at 23:59 CET.
  2. You will be directed to the call and must choose the programme “Geoscience”.
  3. In the boxed named “Study”: In the dropdown menu, please choose: “Past changes in ocean circulation and climate off Greenland (Pcocco)”

For further details see: https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/open-calls/february-2023/past-changes-in-ocean-circulation-and-climate-off-greenland

and: geo.au.dk/paleo