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The Institute of Geosciences at Kiel University (Germany) in the frame of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1266 - Scales of Transformation - invites applications for a

PhD Position in Palaeoclimate Research

The project is dedicated to the reconstruction of mid Holocene climate change in the western Mediterranean Sea and along the Atlantic margin of the Iberic Peninsula based on marine sediment archives. It especially aims at establishing high resolution time series of precipitation and temperature changes by using quantitative biogeochemical proxies methods. The research will be executed in a subproject of the CRC 1266 collaborating with archaeologists to relate abrupt climate transitions, e.g. the 4.2 ky BP event, with cultural and societal changes in Southwest Europe.

The successful candidate has a strong interest in palaeo-environmental topics and has already gained experience in the analyses of molecular organic compounds. Requirements include an excellent master degree in geo- or environmental sciences or from a related interdisciplinary field.The position is allocated to the Department of Paleoclimate Research at the Institute of Geosciences and will collaborate closely with research teams at the Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology and the Leibniz Laboratory for Radiometric Dating and Isotope Research.

The contract starting a.s.a.p. is limited till 30 June 2020 with 25,155 working hours per week, salary follows salary class 13 TV-L 65%. Women with equivalent qualifications, competence and expertise will be given preference. The University therefore strongly encourages women with appropriate qualifications to apply for the position. The University supports the employment of disabled persons. Persons with disabilities, with appropriate qualifications and aptitudes, will be employed preferentially.

The application deadline is 02 September 2016.

Please send your application including the usual documents (letter of motivation, CV, certificates and mentioning of 2 referees, please refrain from including pictures of yourself) as *.pdf and as hardcopy and secondly a *.pdf of your master thesis to

Professor Dr. Ralph Schneider
Institut für Geowissenschaften
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 10
24118 Kiel

posted: 23 August 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.