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Career Opportunities for SedGeo Scientists

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2 PhD Positions at Ghent U. & GSB – Belgium

 

The Geological Survey of Belgium (V. Heyvaert) and the Department of Geology at Ghent University (M. De Batist) are inviting applications for 2 new PhD positions aimed at constructing a tsunami event stratigraphy (based on combining onshore and offshore records of tsunami-deposits) and a relative sea-level curve for the Shetland Islands. The 2 (fully funded, for 4 years) PhD positions are part of a new research project funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office: Storegga and beyond – North Sea tsunami deposits offshore Shetland Islands (NORSEAT). Close collaboration is foreseen with the Universities of Dundee (S. Dawson), Coimbra (P. Costa) and Heidelberg (M. Engel). Are you interested to conduct research using seismic data and sediment cores that will be collected using the new research vessel Belgica, please apply via https://www.naturalsciences.be/en/about-us/organisation/jobs#anchor21814  and/or https://www.ugent.be/en/work/scientific/phd-student-2


Application deadline: 10 June 2022.

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MSc Positions in Clastic Sedimentology and Stratigraphy - University of Manitoba, Canada

U of M Researcher: Paul Durkin (Assistant Professor)

Project Topic

Sedimentology and stratigraphy of Cretaceous fluvial and shallow marine deposits

Project Description

The clastic sedimentology research group in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Manitoba is seeking two highly motivated and talented MSc students to study outcropping fluvial and shallow marine deposits from the Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada. Potential study areas include Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Athabasca Oil Sands Region. The successful candidate should have a 4-year Bachelor's of Science or Arts degree in Geological or Earth Sciences (or equivalent). They should have a solid background in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and experience in the field. Completion of an undergraduate thesis is an asset. The successful candidate should have a GPA >3.0 out of 4.5 (University of Manitoba scale). The position is fully funded by a research assistantship; qualification for NSERC graduate scholarship is an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities

Development of a research proposal, conduct field work for primary data collection, laboratory analysis, data analysis, 3D mapping and modelling, thesis writing, course work, and conference participation.

Skills and Benefits

Students will be trained in classic field-based clastic sedimentology and stratigraphy, integrated with novel Structure-from-Motion Remotely Piloted Aircraft System photogrammetry and LiDAR mapping. Students will gain experience in project management, report and manuscript preparation, oral presentations, and 3D geological modelling. Graduates from this program are trained for careers in the petroleum industry, government, or further academic studies. 

To apply, please send a CV and a letter outlining your interest in these opportunities to Dr. Paul Durkin at Paul.Durkin@umanitoba.ca.

Applications will be considered upon receipt and the position is open until filled.

For more information: https://umanitoba.ca/environment-earth-resources/graduate-programs-earth-sciences


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Research Associate in Palaeoclimatology and Geochemistry | University of Leicester

In this role you will work with us to transform understanding of the Indonesian Throughflow and its role in global climate teleconnections by producing new coral geochemical records from strategic sites at the northwest Australian shelf. We will use the skeletons of giant massive corals to develop long, continuous, high resolution (bi) monthly geochemical proxy records of salinity and temperature from this key region of climate variability vital to warming globally and climate variability around the world.

Our research project is a collaboration between the University of Leicester (UoL) and the University of Southampton (UoS). The post will be based in Leicester. Analytical work will involve the high-resolution marine palaeoclimatology laboratory at the UoL (ICP-MS) and the Stable Isotope Laboratory Research Facility at the University of Southampton’s Waterfront Campus in its Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate Research Group. Our project also involves collaborations with climate modellers and oceanographers from the Climate Research Centre at the UNSW Sydney (Australia), the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Commonwealth Research Organisation (Australia).

The closing date for all applications is 14 April 2022.

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Research Associate in Palaeoclimatology and Geochemistry | University of Leicester

In this role you will work with us to transform understanding of the Indonesian Throughflow and its role in global climate teleconnections by producing new coral geochemical records from strategic sites at the northwest Australian shelf. We will use the skeletons of giant massive corals to develop long, continuous, high resolution (bi) monthly geochemical proxy records of salinity and temperature from this key region of climate variability vital to warming globally and climate variability around the world.

Our research project is a collaboration between the University of Leicester (UoL) and the University of Southampton (UoS). The post will be based in Leicester. Analytical work will involve the high-resolution marine palaeoclimatology laboratory at the UoL (ICP-MS) and the Stable Isotope Laboratory Research Facility at the University of Southampton’s Waterfront Campus in its Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate Research Group. Our project also involves collaborations with climate modellers and oceanographers from the Climate Research Centre at the UNSW Sydney (Australia), the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Commonwealth Research Organisation (Australia).

The closing date for all applications is 14 April 2022.

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PhD Positions | Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences

The "Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences" (VISESS) is soliciting applications for PhD positions within the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy at the University of Vienna. The school is announcing 9 PhD projects in the three branches "Cosmos", "Earth" and "Anthroposphere". As humanity is facing grand challenges such as climate change and resource depletion, this doctoral school at the University of Vienna is addressing these and other challenges through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary academic research connecting the COSMOS with planet EARTH, it’s environment and the ANTHROPOSPHERE. We aim our students to become world-leading experts in either of these three branches while also confidently communicate and contribute across all three branches. We want our school to become a central place in the heart of Europe for training and as a resource of knowledge about our place in space and time. For further information see: https://visess.univie.ac.at/.

The closing date for all applications is 15 April 2022.
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Lecturer in Environmental Geoscience Grade 8 | Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences | University of Liverpool

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences invites applications from outstanding individuals to enhance our research, teaching and impact in the broad area of Environmental Geoscience. We are interested in individuals that demonstrate an ability to conduct relevant and internationally leading research in areas of geoscience that address current environmental issues such as, but not limited to, groundwater resources, geoscience related to the energy transition, or environmental remediation. We wish to appoint in a research area that will diversify and strengthen our current international reputation in Earth Sciences, as well as complementing wider research across the School of Environmental Sciences and the University more broadly. Applicants should have a vision to develop strong leadership in their field of expertise through research outputs, external grant income and public engagement activities, and be able to provide some evidence to support this. We also encourage applicants whose research has significant impact outside the academic realm and engages strongly with external partners and stakeholders.

We have recently introduced a new Environmental Geoscience BSc degree program and are keen to develop and consolidate this area of our teaching activity. Applicants should be able to develop innovative teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including field-based teaching and including taking their research into the classroom to foster an inquiry-based approach to learning. In addition to teaching on campus, individual circumstances permitting, you should be willing and able to spend short periods away from Liverpool (up to two weeks) in order to contribute to field courses and/or other commitments related to the international profile of the University. Application due 29 April 2022

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3-year PhD opportunity on microplastics in rivers | Fully Funded | University of Padova

The successful candidate will be part of an active research group, which includes several PhD students and Postdoc researchers working on tidal and fluvial morphodynamic and sedimentary processes on different areas, including rivers of Northern Italy and the Venice Lagoon. Details about the application procedure are available here: https://www.geoscienze.unipd.it/corsi/phd-course/phd-opportunities-2021

The closing date for all applications is 13 May 2022.
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GSNOCS Project | University of Southampton | Determining the duration of ridge flank hydrothermal exchange and its role in global biogeochemical cycles

Dr Rosalind Coggon, Prof Damon Teagle, Prof Anthony Koppers (Oregon State)

Rationale: Ocean chemistry reflects a dynamic balance between riverine inputs, biological processing, sediment burial, and hydrothermal exchanges with ocean crust. Current models of seawater geochemical evolution generally only consider high temperature hydrothermal venting along ridge axes, ignoring the lower temperature reactions across the vast ridge flanks. Investigating ridge flank exchange, however, is not easy: it requires scientific ocean drilling through thick sediments into the oceanic crust. To date, most investigations have taken place on only young and very old crust. Consequently, although there is a measurable conductive heat flow anomaly in young ocean crust for on average ~65 million years, whether this thermal exchange also results in continual chemical exchange is not known. This project aims to quantify hydrothermal exchange, providing a baseline to investigate vital Earth processes from records of past ocean chemistry. The student will work on the very first samples of 7-63 Ma ocean crust from the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge flank that will be collected in spring/summer 2022 by the International Ocean Discovery Program. This will allow the timing and duration of ridge flank hydrothermal exchange to be determined, and consequently its role in setting the chemical composition of the oceans, for the first time.

Applications Ongoing.
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PhD - Hybrid event beds in confined basins | University of Leads 

Seeking a PhD studentship to be run under the auspices of the Turbidites Research Group (TRG) in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. Highlights:

• Opportunity to undertake field, laboratory and subsurface investigation of stunning datasets from France, and the subsurface of the Gulf of Mexico.
• Join an integrated research group, with links to international researchers and industry.
• Attend international conferences in Europe, the US and elsewhere.
• Project sits alongside linked research as part of a larger research programme.
• Opportunities for career development (academia, internships, industry and beyond).

Applications ongoing.

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North Carolina Geological Survey – Assistant Field Geologist – Coastal Plain

This is an entry-level, temporary, 11-month position to assist the North Carolina Geological Survey in implementing USGS funded federal grants that support Coastal Plain mapping (STATEMAP and EARTH-MRI) and archiving. Primary responsibility will be as a member of 4-person field team that collects Geoprobe cores to support stratigraphic studies of the Coastal Plain. The workstation will be the North Carolina Geological Survey’s Coastal Plain Office and Core Repository in Raleigh, NC. Funding is currently available for two years of full time work, with strong possibility of extensions. This is an 11 month position, that requires a month-long unpaid furlough annually, with a return to full-time work after the furlough. Please contact Kathleen.Farrell@ncdenr.gov for more information. Applications ongoing.

Job Description - Geological Technician -2022.pdf



North Carolina Geological Survey – Field Geologists – 3D Subsurface Mapping – Plio-Pleistocene - Coastal Plain Province (BS, MS)

NCGS has field positions for soft-rock field geologists interested in 3D subsurface mapping, which integrates landform analysis from high-resolution LiDAR with sequence stratigraphy and facies analysis.  Positions are funded by the USGS STATEMAP and EARTH MRI projects, and are excellent for those electing to pursue field geology as a long-term professional goal.  Start date is negotiable; salary depends on education level and experience; U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in US is required. Please contact Kathleen.Farrell@ncdenr.gov for more information. Applications ongoing.

Job Descriptions.pdf



Post-Doc EVOFLOOD Project | University of Hull

The University of Hull is recruiting for a post-doctoral research assistant post to support the research project: “EVOFLOOD: The Evolution of Global Flood Hazard and Risk”, which will investigate the controls of global river morphology and flood conveyance capacity. This NERC funded post is a 2 year fixed term position, available from January 2022. This is a fixed term 2 year (initially) postdoc position here at the University of Hull. 

The role will be based at the Energy & Environment Institute, which brings together a community of leading academics, to lead a range of interdisciplinary projects tackling some of the biggest global challenges we face as a global society.

The post will involve working with a team of national and international collaborators as part of the broader EVOFLOOD research project, that involves a consortium of researchers at the universities of Hull, Southampton, Oxford, Bristol, Durham, Exeter, Birmingham, Reading, and Brighton.

The University of Hull has extensive complex laboratory-scale modelling capability via the unique Total Environment Simulator flume facility. The post holder will take an active role in the experimental work in Hull and at the other EVOFLOOD partner institutions. This will include designing experiments, collecting data using techniques including Laser-scanned DEMs, Particle Image/Tracking Velocimetry and image analysis techniques like SFM. The post holder will be required to lead data analysis, synthesis and dissemination of research through reports and high-impact international peer-reviewed journal papers.

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Open Rank Positions in Geology, School of Mining and Geosciences | Nazarbayev University

The School of Mining and Geosciences at Nazarbayev University invites applications for a faculty position in Geology. Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as the premier national and regional research university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized names in Higher Education. The School of Mining and Geosciences was established in 2016 and aims to educate tomorrow’s earth science leaders for Kazakhstan, the region and the world. The NU campus is located in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank region of the city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. Applications ongoing.
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