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Professional Positions


🔵 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 (
www.jsg.utexas.edu), the Department of Geological Sciences (www.jsg.utexas.edu/dgs) 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
http://jsg.utexas.edu/dgs. Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/65059

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:
fossilreptilessearch@fieldmuseum.org.

🔵 Professorship (Systems Palaeobiology), Faculty of Sciences, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Erlangen, Germany

Posting Date: 8 August 2019
Closing Date: 16 September 2019

The Faculty of Sciences at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a W2 Professorship for Systems Palaeobiology (Associate Professor) at the Department of Geography and Geosciences, GeoZentrum Nordbayern. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile in Systems Palaeobiology. Applicants will have a strong background and an international reputation in Palaeobiology. The research should conceptually bridge palaeontological and geological, especially palaeoclimatological information and should address global processes using modelling approaches. A focus on macroevolution (including phylogeny) or macroecology considering the impact of climate change is desired. We expect the appointed professor to actively participate in interdisciplinary collaboration and become involved in establishing joint research projects within GeoZentrum Nordbayern, the Department, the Faculty of Sciences, and the University. The duties of the successful candidate include active participation in the degree programmes (particularly the ‘Palaeobiology’ and ‘Earth Systems Research Lab’ areas of specialisation in the international Master’s degree programme).

Successful candidates demonstrate excellent academic achievements in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in English-language modules. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic qualifications.

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in administering academic affairs and in developing strategic initiatives. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding, research and teaching statements) online at
https://berufungen.fau.de by 15.09.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

🔵 Tenure-track Appointments (Science, Mathematics, and/or Statistics), Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Posting Date: 24 July 2019
Closing Date: 7 October 2019

The Division of Science at Harvard University is searching for tenure-track faculty (at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor) who will be appointed in one or more of the following departments: Astronomy, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Human Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Physics, Statistics, and Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. This is an open-field search, and we invite scholars whose research overlaps with one or more departments or disciplines to apply. This open-field search is independent of and concurrent with other department/discipline-specific searches (
https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/). We are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and we particularly encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups. The appointee will direct an independent research program, and teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students. This appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Basic Qualifications
Doctorate or terminal degree in an applicable field required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications
Candidates should have a strong record of or commitment to:
  1. teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  2. to broadening institutional diversity
  3. scholarly excellence

Special Instructions
Your application will be considered complete when the following documents have been submitted to
http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9104
  1. Cover letter, to include which of our academic departments you think are most appropriate for you (https://science.fas.harvard.edu/pages/about)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching statement describing your teaching and mentoring experience, approach, and philosophy. Include teaching evaluations if available. 
  4. Research statement including accomplishments and future plans (1-3 pages) and one to two introductory paragraphs summarizing your main research questions and significance in language accessible to a general scientific audience. 
  5. PDFs of three representative publications, and your ORCID or Google Scholar identifier (or similar) if available.
  6. Statement (1-2 pages) describing your efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
  7. Recommendation letters from 3-5 references. One of these letters must come from someone who has not served as your graduate or postdoctoral advisor.

All applications and materials must be submitted by October 7th, 2019. Selected candidates will be invited to mandatory interviews on campus on Thursday November 14th and Friday November 15, 2019.

Contact Information
Zoe Fonseca-Kelly (
zoefonseca-kelly@g.harvard.edu)
Assistant Dean for Science

Postdoctoral, PhD & Technical Positions


🔶 PhD Opportunity (Size Reductions During Hyperthermal Events), GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany

Posting Date: 23 July 2019
Closing Date: 14 August 2019

We seek a motivated and talented graduate student for a PhD position in the DFG founded project on “Size reductions during hyperthermal events: Early warnings of environmental deterioration or signs of extinction?”. The position is temporary for 36 months (TV-L E13, 75%) and is anticipated to start in Oktober 2019. Place of work is the GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen.

This project is one of eight new projects embedded in the successful prolongation of the interdisciplinary Research Unit FOR 2332 TERSANE: Temperature-Related Stresses as a Unifying Principle in Ancient Extinctions. The research unit combines high-resolution geological field studies with meta-analyses, physiological studies and sophisticated analysis of fossil occurrence data on ancient hyperthermal events to reveal the rate and magnitude of warming, potential causes, impact on marine life, and the mechanisms which led to ecological change and extinction. Geochemistry, analytical paleobiology and physiology comprise our main toolkits. More information on Tersane is available at:
http://tersane.palaeobiology.de/

Tasks: The successful candidate will focus on paleobiological – ecological analysis of Pliensbachian-Toarcian and Permian-Triassic mollusks and brachiopods but also be involved in meta-analyses of stratigraphic and paleoenvironmental controls on size and morphology of Phanerozoic invertebrates more generally. The project will largely focus on previously collected data in high-stratigraphic resolution, but will include supplementary field work to cover within- and between facies differences before and across extinct events. Statistical analyses should be carried out, in particular in view of body size distribution and in relationship with environmental perturbations, extinction and facies changes (stratigraphic paleobiology). Fieldwork and analyses occur in connection with other projects within the Research Unit. Applicants are expected to participate in weekly informal seminar, annual workshops and international summer schools with others members of the research unit.

Qualifications:

Mandatory requirements are
  • M.Sc. degree in geology or biology
  • Experience in fieldwork
  • High degree of initiative and motivation
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Very good English skills
  • Good knowledge of statistics and R programming

Desirable are
  • Background in invertebrate palaeontology
  • Driving license

Please submit your application as a single pdf (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests; keyword "EarlyWarn") by the 14th of August 2019 to
kenneth.debaets@fau.

🔶 PhD Opportunity (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 (
http://nansenlegacy.org) 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
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/172386/phd-research-fellowship-in-marine-ecology-geology

🔶 Postdoctoral Position (Marine Ecosystems), Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Posting Date: 23 July 2019
Closing Date: 15 August 2019

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with an excellent research and publication record in the field of marine ecosystems, with a special focus on foraminifera. The advertised position is associated with the chair for palaeoecosystems (Prof. Petra Heinz) at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
  • Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves
  • Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
  • Involvement in research projects / research studies
  • International publications and presentations
  • Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
  • Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of students
  • Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
  • Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

Profile:
  • Doctoral/PhD degree in Earth Sciences or Life Sciences
  • Good knowledge of the taxonomy and ecology of foraminifera
  • Methodological competence in culturing foraminifera and marine algae, laboratory and in situ experiments, analysis of marine sediments, analysis of stable isotopes, statistics
  • Experience in marine field work
  • Very good command of written and spoken English
  • IT user skills
  • Ability to work in a team

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have:
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience of working on research projects
  • International presentation experience

Desirable qualifications are:
  • Knowledge of university processes and structures
  • Experience of supervising students

Application documents:
  • Your application should be in English, and a single PDF file that includes
  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic curriculum vitae (with a list of publications and presentations)
  • Statement of research plans (maximum of two pages), including a brief proposal/outline of research plans over the next 6 years
  • Contact details of two people who could provide a letter of reference

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.08.2019, mentioning reference number 9847. For further information please contact Heinz, Petra +43-1-4277-53580.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (
http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 9847
E-Mail:
jobcenter@univie.ac.at

🔶 Postdoctoral Research Associate (Statistical Chronostratigraphy), Department Of Earth Sciences, Durham University, Durham, UK

Posting Date: 5 August 2019
Closing Date: 30 August 2019

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Statistical Chronostratigraphy with a particular emphasis on Bayesian approaches to correlation on geological time scales.

The Research Associate will join a research programme led by Martin Smith (PI, Earth Sciences), Andrew Millard (Archaeology) and Tom Nye (Statistics, Newcastle University). Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, this research project will develop new quantitative tools to infer evolutionary processes from the geological record, with a particular focus on the origin of complex animal ecosystems in the ‘Cambrian explosion’.

The successful applicant will develop, implement and test an objective Bayesian model for chronostratigraphic correlation, to be applied to geological and palaeontological datasets.

A coherent statistical technique for synthesizing all available data will generate precise stratigraphic correlations between independent geological sections, allowing simultaneous analysis of geochemical, ichnological, biostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic information, and the integration of absolute radiometric age estimates. A Bayesian approach will allow uncertainties to propagate between data types, giving accurate age estimates with well-constrained error margins.

The principal output will be a stratigraphic model that takes as inputs radiometric dates, chemostratigraphic measurements, fossil occurrence data and observations of sequence stratigraphy. This will draw on analogous models developed for a Quaternary context by Co-Investigator Andrew Millard. The model will be used to generate a coherent reference stratigraphy for the latest Ediacaran–early Cambrian, which will contribute to the formalization of the Cambrian timescale. More generally, the model will allow statistical tests of the synchroneity of biological and geochemical events, and thus inference about causality, throughout the geological column.

Responsibilities:

  • To conduct individual and collaborative research projects that contribute to the delivery of the Research Project Grant objectives, under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators
  • To work with colleagues in the research team, as appropriate, to identify areas for research, develop new research methods and extend the research portfolio.
  • To understand and communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature
  • To communicate research activities and outputs to academic and non-academic audiences.
  • To publish high quality outputs in peer-reviewed journals, and to present research outputs at conferences and workshops under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
  • To create user-friendly, open source software implementations of statistical models generated during the position
  • To identify and minimize problems that affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines.
  • To liaise with research colleagues and make internal and external contacts to develop knowledge and understanding and to form relationships for future research collaboration.
  • To plan and manage research activity and resources.
  • To deliver training in research techniques and approaches to peers, visitors and students, as appropriate.
  • To be involved in student supervision, as appropriate.


This post is funded by the Leverhulme Trust for a fixed term of 36 months.

The post-holder is employed to work on a research project led by Martin Smith. Whilst this means that the post-holder will not be carrying out independent research in his/her own right, the expectation is that they will contribute to the advancement of the project through the development of their own research ideas.

Successful applicants will ideally be in post from a start date between 1st October 2019 and 1st January 2020.


The Requirements

Essential:
Qualifications
  • A good first degree in a subject related to the research project.
  • A PhD (or be close to submission) in Statistics, Earth Sciences, Archaeology, or a subject relevant to the research objectives.

Experience
  • Experience in conducting relevant high quality academic research.
  • Demonstrated ability to write material of a quality commensurate with publication in highly regarded journals.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information to specialists and within the wider academic community.
  • Experience in Bayesian statistics.
  • Programming experience, ideally including high-level languages (C/C++).

Skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work cooperatively as part of a team, including participating in research meetings.
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative and to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Desirable:
Experience
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with stage of career.
  • Track record of presenting research at national and international conferences, symposia, or meetings, commensurate with stage of career.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop research proposals and designs in collaboration with other academics.
  • Experience of overseeing students with respect to the development of their practical/research skills e.g. acting as a demonstrator; supervising student projects/practicals.
  • Familiarity with archaeological, geological and/or palaeontological data

Skills
  • Ability to plan and manage independent research.


How to Apply

For informal enquiries please contact Martin Smith <
martin.smith@durham.ac.uk> or Andrew Millard < a.r.millard@durham.ac.uk>. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site.
https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/. As part of the application process, you should provide details of three (preferably academic/research) referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference.

🔶 Postdoctoral Scholar (Macroevolution/Phylogenetics), University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Posting Date: 30 May 2019
Closing Date: 31 August 2019

Seeking a postdoctoral scholar to participate in an ongoing collaborative research project (D. Jablonski-K. Roy-J. W. Valentine-R. Bieler) on the origin and maintenance of taxonomic, trait, and functional diversity in time & space. Marine bivalves will be used as a model system due to their excellent fossil record, ecological diversity, highly resolved taxonomy and increasingly refined phylogenies. Immediate research goal is construction of a supertree for Bivalvia from existing molecular phylogenies, and time-calibrating that tree using paleontological data.

Postdoctoral scholar will take the lead on construction of a higher-level phylogeny of bivalves (using supertree and/or super matrix methods) and its subsequent time calibration, and participate in research supported by the resulting phylogeny, with the opportunity to take the lead on some new research projects. Experience in tree construction/alignments required.

One-year appointment, although collaboration will likely extend beyond that time; we will also be applying for further funding but cannot guarantee success. Starting date negotiable but prefer early fall 2019. Requires either Ph.D. in hand or dissertation submitted and approved for degree. Under certain circumstances the work could be done remotely, with frequent (~weekly) Skype sessions with Jablonski and other group members.

Please email in a single pdf a 1-2 page letter documenting research interests and experience, a CV, and the email addresses of at least two references to Dr. David Jablonski (
djablons@uchicago.edu) at the University of Chicago. Applications required by August 31, 2019 for full consideration.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's
Notice of Nondiscrimination.

🔶 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
www.geosciences.uconn.edu.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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.

PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS
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.

APPOINTMENT TERMS
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.

TO APPLY
Please apply online at UConn Jobs via
http://jobs.uconn.edu/, 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 (lisa.park_boush@uconn.edu).

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
http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp

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.


🔶 Postdoctoral Position (Quantitative Paleobiology), Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Posting Date: 23 July 2019
Closing Date: 1 September 2019

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University seeks a postdoctoral researcher in any area of quantitative paleobiology or paleoecology, including but not limited to phylogenetics, morphometrics, stratigraphic paleobiology, conservation paleobiology, or ecometrics, with preference for someone with research interests in marine invertebrates from the Paleozoic or Mesozoic. The successful candidate will have a good publication record; be prepared to carry out an independent research program; be able to assist with occasional teaching, including up to one graduate or upper division course in quantitative paleobiology; be interested in collaborative research; and participate in mentoring graduate students in IU's geobiology group.

The appointment is for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal up to 4 years based on performance evaluation. The minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in paleobiology or other relevant field and a strong track record of independent research. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications at:
https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8148. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Professor David Polly (pdpolly@indiana.edu). Applications received by September 1, 2019, will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. The expected start date is January 1, 2020.

Please note that this offer must also gain final administrative approval and is subject to the University's receipt of verification of your credentials and other information required by law, and on your furnishing the federally required documentation showing that you are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or an authorized alien entitled to be employed in the U.S. for the period of your appointment. Indiana University participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify Program to confirm employment eligibility. Upon acceptance of your offer, you will receive an email containing information on employment eligibility verification and the E-Verify process. This appointment is also conditional on a positive outcome of a background check, a part of the appointment process for all faculty and staff at the University. The background check will be initiated and completed through eLink, the default web based system, once all appointment-related paperwork has been submitted to the Business Office.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. The College of Arts & Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.


🔶 Dr. Elizabeth Nicholls Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

Posting Date: 8 August 2019
Closing Date: 16 September 2019

The Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society, in collaboration with the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, invites applications for the position of Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Nicholls Postdoctoral Fellow. The Nicholls Postdoctoral Fellowship, established in 2005 by the Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society, supports research from a wide range of disciplines in palaeontology.

We are seeking qualified applicants with expertise in the fields of invertebrate palaeontology, palaeobotany, or marine reptiles. This is a two-year position with the opportunity for a one-year extension. Prospective applicants should assess their qualifications and interests against the following information before applying:

Fossil invertebrate collections: The Museum houses significant collections of fossil invertebrates, with the bulk of the collection comprising Cretaceous ammonites and gastropods, and Late Cretaceous and early Palaeogene freshwater and terrestrial gastropods and bivalves. We seek an individual with interests in any of these areas, with expertise that can include taxonomy, systematics, and biostratigraphy.

Palaeobotanical collections: The palaeobotanical collections at the Museum include large collections from the Late Cretaceous (e.g., Horseshoe Canyon Formation) and early Palaeogene (e.g., various early-late Palaeocene localities from south-central Alberta). Applicants with interests in macrobotany, with expertise that can include morphology and systematics, evolutionary ecology, and palaeoclimate reconstruction, are encouraged to apply.

Fossil marine reptiles collections: The collection of fossil marine reptiles at the Museum is recognized globally as being among the largest and most spectacular. Our collection includes significant mosasaur and plesiosaur specimens from the Late Cretaceous of southern Alberta, as well as plesiosaur and ichthyosaur specimens from the Early Cretaceous of northeastern Alberta. We seek applicants with interests in any of these areas, with expertise that can include taxonomy, systematics, and functional morphology.

Setting: The Royal Tyrrell Museum is situated in Midland Provincial Park in southeastern Alberta, in the badlands of the lower Horseshoe Canyon Formation and the Red Deer River Valley. We are within a day’s drive of Dinosaur Provincial Park, Dry Island Buffalo Jump, and several significant exposures of Cretaceous and early Palaeogene age in southern Alberta.

To apply, applicants must:
  • Be legally able to work in Canada
  • Have completed within the past five years a Ph.D. in a field relevant to palaeontological research
  • Show a track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications

The successful applicant for this position will:
  • Work within the guidelines of the Province of Alberta Historical Resources Act, the legislation that governs palaeontological resources (http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/h09.pdf)
  • Undertake fieldwork in support of research goals (if necessary)
  • Work in cooperation with members of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology research, preparation, and collections teams
  • Contribute to exhibit, communications, and educational programs of the Museum
  • Publish scientific papers on the results of research
  • Present research results at scientific meetings and other venues
  • Be able to work independently and demonstrate evidence of excellence in research

Compensation:
  • $50,000 annual salary
  • Competitive benefit package
  • Professional development, travel, and research budget

The Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society is strongly committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace and welcomes all applicants who may contribute to the further advancement of the field of palaeontology.

Interested individuals should email their curriculum vitae, a research proposal (two pages maximum) detailing their interests, expertise, and prospective research project, and the names and contact information of three references, no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 16, 2019 to:

Patty Ralrick
Business Manager
Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society
Email:
p.ralrick@tyrrellmuseum.ca
Phone : 403-821-2117
Fax: 403-820-6288
Mail: P.O. Box 7500, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0

Please note that only applicants who are chosen for the next stage of this selection process will be contacted. Shortlisted applicants will be expected to deliver a one-hour presentation to the public as part of the interview process.


🔶 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
link.

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