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Temporary Faculty Position in Palaeontology - GeoZentrum Nordbayern

The Research Group Palaeobiology at the Geozentrum Nordbayern, Department of Geography and Geosciences, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany offers a:

Temporary Faculty Position in Palaeontology

We invite applications for an Akademischer Rat auf Zeit (= senior postdoc, assistant professor without tenure track) in our research group, which focuses on Global Change Paleobiology. We seek a candidate with a strong background in palaeobiology.

The position is to be filled by 15 February 2022.

Tasks

  • Research in Paleoecology or Paleobiology focusing on „Global Change Paleobiology“.
  • Teaching in palaeontology, carbonate microfacies, and/or earth system science at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Running field trips.
  • The teaching load is five hours per week during term.
  • Co-direction of bachelor and master theses.
  • Participation in department governance, including support for international students.
  • Development of externally funded projects.
  • Contribution to preparing a larger grant proposal on climate drivers of extinction.

 

Qualifications

  • The successful applicant will hold a PhD in palaeontology, geosciences or biology, have experience in quantitative methods of ecology, paleoecology and palaeobiology, and have experience in fund raising, teaching and supervision of students.
  • English and German language skills are required.
  • Desirable are also experience and strong interest in fieldwork, experience in programming (preferentially in R), and knowledge of the taxonomy and ecology of marine invertebrates.

 

The position is grouped A13 in the compensation scheme of the State of Bavaria. The salary will be commensurate with experience and marital status (https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/beamte/by/). The position is fixed term for three years but can be extended for up to another seven years.

Applications must be submitted by 13 November, 2021

Please send your application by e-mail in either English or German to:
Sabine Wolf (Secretary)
Geozentrum Nordbayern
E-Mail: sabine.wolf(at)fau.de

To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by 13 November, 2021 and should include a cover letter, a CV (with publication list), a documentation of conferred degrees, research and teaching statements, and contact details of two referees.
Please send materials electronically as a single PDF.

For enquiries about the position feel free to contact:
Prof. Wolfgang Kiessling
Phone +49 9131 85-26959
Fax +49 9131 85-22690
E-Mail: wolfgang.kiessling(at)fau.de

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg is committed to a profamily policy and an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women to apply in an effort to increase a female representation in research and teaching.
All other qualifications being equal, individuals with disabilities will be given priority.

Temporary Faculty Position in Palaeontology - GeoZentrum Nordbayern

The Research Group Palaeobiology at the Geozentrum Nordbayern, Department of Geography and Geosciences, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany offers a:

Temporary Faculty Position in Palaeontology

We invite applications for an Akademischer Rat auf Zeit (= senior postdoc, assistant professor without tenure track) in our research group, which focuses on Global Change Paleobiology. We seek a candidate with a strong background in palaeobiology.

The position is to be filled by 15 February 2022.

Tasks

  • Research in Paleoecology or Paleobiology focusing on „Global Change Paleobiology“.
  • Teaching in palaeontology, carbonate microfacies, and/or earth system science at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Running field trips.
  • The teaching load is five hours per week during term.
  • Co-direction of bachelor and master theses.
  • Participation in department governance, including support for international students.
  • Development of externally funded projects.
  • Contribution to preparing a larger grant proposal on climate drivers of extinction.

 

Qualifications

  • The successful applicant will hold a PhD in palaeontology, geosciences or biology, have experience in quantitative methods of ecology, paleoecology and palaeobiology, and have experience in fund raising, teaching and supervision of students.
  • English and German language skills are required.
  • Desirable are also experience and strong interest in fieldwork, experience in programming (preferentially in R), and knowledge of the taxonomy and ecology of marine invertebrates.

 

The position is grouped A13 in the compensation scheme of the State of Bavaria. The salary will be commensurate with experience and marital status (https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/beamte/by/). The position is fixed term for three years but can be extended for up to another seven years.

Applications must be submitted by 13 November, 2021

Please send your application by e-mail in either English or German to:
Sabine Wolf (Secretary)
Geozentrum Nordbayern
E-Mail: sabine.wolf(at)fau.de

To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by 13 November, 2021 and should include a cover letter, a CV (with publication list), a documentation of conferred degrees, research and teaching statements, and contact details of two referees.
Please send materials electronically as a single PDF.

For enquiries about the position feel free to contact:
Prof. Wolfgang Kiessling
Phone +49 9131 85-26959
Fax +49 9131 85-22690
E-Mail: wolfgang.kiessling(at)fau.de

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg is committed to a profamily policy and an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women to apply in an effort to increase a female representation in research and teaching.
All other qualifications being equal, individuals with disabilities will be given priority.

Ph.D. position (research assistantship) - Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

The Paleontology Lab at the Department of Geosciences of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, invites applications for a 4-year Ph.D. position.

The position is a research assistantship funded directly by the Department of Geosciences. As the position is not linked to a particular grant, its final orientation within the field of turtle evolution will be clarified based on personal preferences, but potential projects include anatomical descriptive work, digital anatomy, taxonomy, systematics, diversity analyses, or macroevolution. The position will be supervised by Prof. Walter G. Joyce with support from Dr. Serjoscha W. Evers.

The ideal candidate will have a geological or biological background in systematics, morphology, and vertebrate evolution, good English skills and an explicit interest in turtle evolution. Further details will be discussed with select candidates.

The University of Fribourg is a trilingual (French/German/English) university in a bilingual (French/German) town near the Swiss Alps and equally distant from the international airports of Basel, Geneva, and Zurich. The working group language is English. German or French language skills are welcome but not required, but the university offers free language courses for PhD students. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit, but preference will be given to candidates with the appropriate scientific background.

PhD contracts at the University of Fribourg are 100% (based on a 42 hour working week) and include obligation to help with undergraduate teaching and departmental duties (5 hours/week). Salaries are internationally competitive (ca. CHF 47-50k/year depending on year) and generous considering local living costs. The position will commence as soon as an appropriate candidate has been found.

 

To apply, please send the following by email:

1) a one or two page cover letter highlighting your background and motivations,

2) a detailed curriculum vitae,

3) names of up to three references and their contact information.

 

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2021. However, the positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found. For all questions and for submission, please contact Prof. Walter Joyce at walter.joyce(at)unifr.ch or Dr. Serjoscha W. Evers at serjoscha.evers(at)unifr.ch.

Research Fellowship, Swedish Museum of Natural History

Research Fellowship in Data-Driven Life Science in Biodiversity and Evolution

The Swedish Museum of Natural History

Work tasks
NRM is looking to fill the position as DDLS fellow in Biodiversity and Evolution. The subject area concerns research that takes advantage of the massive data streams offered by techniques such as high-throughput sequencing of genomes and biomes, continuous recording of video and audio in the wild, high-throughput imaging of biological specimens, and large-scale remote monitoring of organisms or habitats. This research subject area aims to lead the development or application of novel methods relying on machine learning, artificial intelligence, or other computational techniques to analyze these data and take advantage of such methods in addressing major scientific questions in evolution and biodiversity.

More specifically, at NRM this research will be aimed at developing a deeper and dynamic understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem change, and to enable predictions on environmental change on global and local ecosystems. This research comprises analyses of, and/or developing methods to analyse, large-scale datasets within biodiversity or evolution. The scientific topics comprise the development and evolution of life, biodiversity, human evolution, environmental research or landscape ecology. From a methodological perspective, examples of such research include analyses of large-scale data within phylogenetics, population genetics or metagenomics, as well as image analysis or research on morphological and distributional data.

Last application date: 05/09/2021

More information can be found here.

For international job listings in paleontology, you may also want to visit The PaleoNet Pages.

The Deutsche Museumsbund posts job openings specific to the field of museums and collections in Germany.

Kontakt

Paläontologische Gesellschaft
Geschäftsstelle
Schumannstr. 144
63069 Offenbach am Main
Tel.: 069 / 403 585 77
Fax: 069 / 403 560 26
Email: geschaeftsstelle(at)palges.de
Internet: www.palges.de

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