Job Opportunity: Doctoral candidate "North Pacific Paleoceanography" at GEOMAR, Germany | POGO

Job Opportunity: Doctoral candidate "North Pacific Paleoceanography" at GEOMAR, Germany

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is offering a Ph.D. student / Doctoral candidate position in the research unit “Paleoceanography” of the research division “Ocean and Climate Dynamics”. The position, starting on June 15, 2018, offers the possibility to attain a doctoral degree in natural sciences.


Application deadline: 5 April 2018


The successful candidate will perform paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic reconstructions of the North Pacific region. After participation in a ship expedition with RV SONNE to the North Pacific in summer 2018, the tasks include to reconstruct the spatial and temporal changes in near-surface and subsurface water temperatures in the North Pacific, salinity, thermocline depth, and water mass stratification of the upper oceanic surface using geochemical proxy parameters, e.g. in planktic microfossils. The activities involve the application of state-of-the-art methods for isotopic and trace element analysis. Further tasks include the construction of the chronostratigraphy of the sediment cores and the creation of further sedimentological and geochemical datasets. The tasks also includes the coordination of the analytical work, the guidance of student workers, and the coordination of scientific collaboration among the project participants. The publication of scientific results is required.


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