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Professional Positions

🔵 Professor of Paleontology, Institute of Biology, University of Hohenheim / The Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History, Stuttgart, Germany

Posting Date: 30 May 2019
Closing Date: 14 July 2019

Please let me draw your attention to an interesting job opening at the University of Hohenheim / the Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History:

The University of Hohenheim’s (UHOH) Faculty of Natural Sciences invites applications for the position of a Full Professor (W3) of Paleontology to be filled in the Institute of Biology, which is to be newly established. At the State Museum of Natural History (SMNS), the position is to be filled as the Director of the Paleontology Department.

The joint position is to be filled by the SMNS and the UHOH as a double appointment according to the “Jülich Model”. This means that the appointment at the University includes granting an immediate leave of absence to fulfill duties at the SMNS. The position is initially limited to five years with the possibility of an extension as a permanent contract.

The SMNS is one of Germany’s most renowned natural science research museums and cooperates closely with the UHOH in research and academic teaching.

For full job description, please visit

We look forward to your electronic application via until July 14, 2019.

Thank you for your attention.

Lucia Banholzer

🔵 Museum Specialist (Paleontology), American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, USA

Posting Date: 30 May 2019
Closing Date: 15 July 2019

Responsibilities & Duties:
The responsibilities and duties of the position include preparation and restoration of invertebrate fossils, including detailed microscope-based preparation using a full range of mechanical and chemical methods as well as digital preparation, such as SEM and CT image post-processing; creating molds and casts; thin-section preparation; laboratory operations management, including equipment and supply maintenance; research support, including data collection; interaction with and support of students and visiting scientists as appropriate; and other divisional tasks as assigned. May have opportunities to participate in field work.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience (typically at least 4 years of specimen preparation) required. Demonstrated high level of professional skill, innovation, and cooperativeness. Outstanding manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, and patience. Good organizational skills and ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in related field plus at least one full year of practical experience in preparation, molding and casting. Knowledge of invertebrate fossils desired.

Interested parties should apply online:

Review of applications will begin as early as July 15th; position remains open until filled.

Applications cannot be accepted via email or snail mail.

**Please Note: Due to the volume of applications, we are not able to respond to email inquires regarding the status of an application**

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open position.

🔵 Assistant (Tenure-Track), Associate (Tenured), or Full (Tenured) Professor in Sedimentary Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

Posting Date: 5 July 2019
Closing Date: 1 September 2019

The Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking to hire a faculty member in Sedimentary Geology at the Assistant, Associate or Full professor level. We seek a creative individual who has an innovative research program in sedimentary geology and addresses questions related to clastic sedimentation, dynamic stratigraphy, depositional systems, and basin architecture over geological time scales, with broad applicability to the energy industry. A demonstrated ability to integrate a range of approaches and data types is required, potentially including field-based inquiry, linked surface and subsurface investigations, incorporation of seismic data, and analytical or modeling approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program and excel at teaching, mentoring, and service roles within the department, and should have a strong record of securing external research funds. We seek an individual who facilitates collaborations among faculty, researchers, and students in the department and university, and is capable of teaching courses over a wide range of geoscience topics, particularly courses in stratigraphy, sedimentology, and basin analysis.

As part of the Jackson School of Geosciences (, the Department of Geological Sciences ( has over 50 faculty and a community of research scientists with a broad range of specialties, as well as access to outstanding research facilities and support. The department has one of the largest combined graduate and undergraduate enrollments of any Earth Science program in North America and is located in a thriving metropolitan area with a dynamic, multicultural community of over 1 million people. The department is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community; we strongly encourage applications from all under-represented groups.

Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, statement of teaching, statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service, and contact information for at least 5 references. Review of applications will commence September 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Further information about the department is available at Apply here:

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels.

🔵 Assistant Curator (Fossil Reptiles), Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Posting Date: 2 July 2019
Closing Date: 2 September 2019

The Field Museum invites applications for a paleontology position in fossil reptiles — preferably specializing in dinosaurs — at the Assistant Curator rank. The Field Museum's Geology Section has a record of scientific excellence in collections-based research. Our fossil reptile collection is world-class, with exceptional strength in North America. We are seeking a collegial individual with strong communication skills to develop an outstanding research program in dinosaur evolution, systematics, paleoecology, or paleobiology in a comparative context.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded field and/or laboratory research program, to contribute to building and using the dinosaur collections, and to participate in Museum exhibition, public outreach and education, and programmatic efforts. Close relationships with local universities provide opportunities for participation in graduate and undergraduate training. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline must be held by the start of employment. Applications should include: (1) a Curriculum Vitae; (2) a statement of research interests and career objectives; (3) names and contact information for three people from whom letters of recommendation may be sought; and (4) copies of up to 5 relevant publications in PDF format. Review of applications will begin on September 2, 2019.

To apply and for inquiries, email:

Postdoctoral, PhD & Technical Positions

🔶 Robert Day Postdoctoral Fellowship in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia

Posting Date: 29 June 2019
Closing Date: 25 July 2019

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences delivers practical solutions to the complex issues that affect our physical environment and how we interact with it. Our interconnected teams of earth scientists, physical and social scientists, environmental management specialists, health and safety experts, and urban planners work together to address the increasingly critical global challenges of a growing population, climate change, urbanisation, food security, conservation and natural resource management. Researchers, teachers and students from around the world are drawn to our vibrant academic environment at UQ’s stunning St Lucia campus. We house world-class research facilities and have access to unique fieldwork locations in Australia and abroad. UQ’s research excellence in earth and environmental sciences is world renowned, and is reflected by our consistent high ranking in respected global league tables. The School also has an excellent success rate in nationally competitive grants and a strong record of high quality publications.

The role
The successful appointee will engage in original research in the field of palaeontology or stratigraphic palaeontology. Research should be relevant to Queensland and the appointee will be encouraged to apply for his/her own research funding. The successful candidate will be part of a diverse team of research professionals and students aimed at fundamental and applied palaeontological research.

The person
Applicants should possess a PhD in relevant disciplines. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in palaeontology/stratigraphy, good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very strong writing abilities, and the capacity to work within multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

This is a full-time, fixed term (12 months) appointment at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $84,878 - $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $99,307 - $106,449 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

To discuss this role please contact Professor Gregory E. Webb by email: or Associate Professor Patrick Moss by email:

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

🔶 PhD (Marine Ecology/Geology), University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Posting Date: 2 July 2019
Closing Date: 15 August 2019

A position as PhD Research Fellowship in Marine ecology/geology is available at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway. Starting date no later than 1st October 2019.

The position is part of the research project The Nansen Legacy. The Nansen Legacy ( is the Norwegian Arctic research community's joint effort to establish an understanding of a changing marine Arctic climate and ecosystem. The project will provide a scientific knowledgebase needed for future sustainable resource management in the transitional Barents Sea and the adjacent Arctic Basin. It is a collaborative project between ten Norwegian research institutions, and will run from 2018 to 2023. Activities in the project will include international cooperation, and several cruises with the new, ice-going research vessel Kronprins Haakon.

The PhD project is part of Research Foci RF3 (The living Barents Sea) and RF1 (Physical drivers). RF3 focuses on biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and environmental forcing of the northern and central Barents Sea. The candidate will characterize living benthic foraminifera (protists) in contrasting environments in the northern Barents Sea and adjacent slope in terms of biodiversity, abundance, biomass, distribution patterns etc. This includes analyses of how physical and chemical characteristics of the substrate and water masses may impact benthic foraminiferal community structure, possible migration patterns and abundance change of species in relation to retreating sea-ice, and identification of major drivers along a south-north transect and between seasons in high latitudes. The outcome of RF3 will be used in RF1 to interpret changes in sea-ice distribution, paleoproductivity, and related environmental conditions during the past 2 kyrs. The candidate will attend cruises, collect sediment cores for past and present-day ecological analyses, and perform experiments on trophic aspects of benthic foraminifera.

Application deadline: 15th August 2019.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link "apply for this job". Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

For further details, please see

🔶 Postdoctoral Research Position (Paleobiology), Department of Geosciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA

Posting Date: 30 May 2019
Closing Date: 1 September 2019

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of paleobiology. Information about the Department and University can be found at

Candidates must have a PhD in the geosciences, biosciences or related field, focusing in the area of paleobiology before the start date. A successful candidate should have the ability to produce high quality research in a fast paced environment.

Expertise in the arthropod group Ostracoda, experience with the Paleobiology database, molecular biology and lake systems. Ability or experience in grant writing is also preferred, but not necessary.

This is an 11-month, full time position with healthcare benefits. Salary will be $50,004-$55,000 contingent on post degree experience. A travel allowance will also be provided up to $2000.

Please apply online at UConn Jobs via, Staff Positions, Search # 2019580. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, or until September 1, 2019. Anticipated start date is at completion of search, but not later than January 1, 2020. Applications and questions should be directed to Dr. Lisa Park Boush (

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018580)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

🔶 Data Science Fellowship, New York | San Francisco | Boston | Washington DC, USA

Posting Date: 27 June 2018
Closing Date: None - Continuing Program

The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. We run a free advanced 8-week fellowship (think data science bootcamp) for PhDs looking to enter industry. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others. The program is free for admitted Fellows - see the FAQ below for more information.

Fellows have the option to participate in the program either in person in New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston New, Washington DC, or online.

For more information, and to apply, follow this

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