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🔵 Professional Positions

🔵 Co-Ordinator, Brymbo Fossil Forest, Wrexham, Wales

Posting Date: 17 November 2017
Closing Date: 5 January 2018

Graduate, preferably with postgraduate experience in palaeontology. To steer the development of the Fossil Forest and its connections with the adjacent Heritage Area. The post will include influencing the design of a future building, developing the excavation work plan and opportunities for visitors, planning exhibitions, developing links with academic and scientific institutions and help pursue funding opportunities. Full time post starting March 1st, initially until 30th September 2019 Salary £28,000 per annum. Closing date for applications 5th January 2018.

Duckmantian sediments are associated with coal seams in a small conserved area at Brymbo in the Wrexham (North Wales) coalfield. The exceptionally preserved flora consists of adpressions in mudstones, shales and sandstones, more three-dimensional plant remains preserved in ironstone nodules and three dimensionally preserved Calamites, stigmarias and lycophyte stems in their original positions of growth. The site is both a SSSI and a GCR site. The intention is to develop a first class exhibition of these plant fossils as an integral part of the visitor experience of the Brymbo heritage site as a whole.

For information see:
Appleton, P. et al. 2011. The Brymbo Fossil Forest. Geology Today, Vol. 27, No. 3, 107-113.
Thomas, B. A. 2014. In situ stems: preservation states and growth habits of the Pennsylvanian (Carboniferous) calamitaleans based upon new studies of Calamites Sternberg 1820 in the Duckmantian at Brymbo, North Wales, UK. Palaeontology 57, 21–36.
Thomas, B. A., and Seyfullah, L. J. (2015). Stigmaria Brongniart: a new specimen from Duckmantian (Lower Pennsylvanian) Brymbo (Wrexham, North Wales) together with a review of known casts and how they were preserved. Geological Magazine, 152, 858–870.

Further information may be obtained from Barry Thomas (bat@aber.ac.uk) or gary.brown@brymboheritage.co.uk (for application forms).


🔵 Paleontology Collections Manager and Digital Projects Coordinator, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Posting Date: 12 December 2017
Closing Date: 31 January 2018

We seek an individual with primary interests in invertebrate paleontology and collections digitization who will help us maintain our momentum in transforming paleontology at IU and advancing digital initiatives in all of our natural history collections through the Center for Biological Research Collections (CBRC). The IU Paleontology Collection houses about 1.3 million fossil specimens, including more than 1,000 types, spanning the Cambrian through Quaternary, with special strengths in the Paleozoic of the North American platform and Mesozoic of western North America. The CBRC provides digital support to IU’s three main natural history collection, which include the William R. Adams Zooarchaeology Collection and the IU Herbarium in addition to paleo. Duties include assisting faculty curators with management of the IU Paleontology Collection; assisting the Director and faculty of the Center of Biological Research Collections with initiating and managing digital collection initiatives, including grant writing, for IU’s three natural history collections.

Qualifications are a Ph.D. in paleontology or a relevant field, or at least 5 years of experience in paleontology collection management. Desirable qualifications include research specialization in an area associated with our collection, and experience in collection management, grant writing, 3D digitization of museum collection objects, programming or scripting, and supervisory roles. Knowledge of management of paleontological collections, including cataloguing, accessioning, loan processing, database use, experience with digital objects; demonstrable attention to detail and accuracy, teamwork and communication skills, ability to interface professionally with the university, public, governmental and research communities, and ability to manage projects, students, and volunteers are required.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Claudia C. Johnson, Search Committee Chair (claudia@indiana.edu) or to David Polly (pdpolly@indiana.edu).

To apply: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5182
Interested candidates should submit application materials, a cover letter, statement of research and relevant experience, CV, and contact information for 3 referees.

P. David Polly
Shrock Professor of Sedimentary Geology
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Biology and Anthropology
Indiana University
1001 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-1405
pdpolly@indiana.edu
+1 (812) 855-7994
http://pages.iu.edu/~pdpolly/


🔵 Assistant or Associate Professor (Paleontology Geology and Geological Engineering), Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota

Posting Date: 11 November 2017
Closing Date: 31 January 2018

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD Mines) invites applications for a nine-month tenure track position in paleontology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The department seeks a candidate with a robust background in analytical paleontology, such as geochemical or statistical applications in paleontology. We seek a candidate who will develop an externally funded research program that complements current departmental research strengths. The applicant should maintain a strong commitment to teaching courses and advising student research at the undergraduate and graduate level. The department offers BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees with emphases in geology or paleontology, including an MS in Paleontology. A Ph.D. in geology or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

SD Mines is in Rapid City, SD, which lies at the center of a diverse geological terrane. The Black Hills uplift is an extension of the northern Rocky Mountains, which contains a historical gold mining region, and is flanked by the fossil-rich Badlands and the energy resource-rich Williston and Powder River basins. Our Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station offers a variety of geology, geological engineering, volcanology, paleontology, and environmental field camps in locations worldwide. A variety of analytical and equipment facilities exist within the department and across campus. The Museum of Geology’s Martin Paleontology Research Laboratory houses over 500,000 mineral and fossil specimens as well as capabilities for fossil preparation, sample processing, and digital imaging.

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 96% placement rate and an average starting salary of nearly $63,000. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,800 students from 44 states and 30 countries. Rapid City is the state's second largest city (with an urban population of 74,048 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit here.

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online here. Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

Darrin Pagnac
Department of Geology and GeolE
South Dakota School of Mines & Tech.
501 East Saint Joe
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-2469


🔵 One-Year Visiting Assistant Professorship (Paleontology/Sedimentology), Department of Geology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Posting Date: 7 December 2017
Closing Date: 2 February 2018

The Department of Geology at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in the field of Paleontology/Sedimentology. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in America to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program.

The Department consists of six faculty, two staff members who provide technical support for teaching and student research, and about 60 majors. Students actively participate in research with faculty and routinely present at national meetings and co-author papers. Facilities and equipment include surveying and GPS equipment, a variable pressure Tescan Vega 3 LMU scanning electron microscope with SE, BSE, and CL detectors with an Oxford EDS/EBSD system, petrographic microscopes for teaching and research, rock and thin-section preparation facilities, and a Canberra broad energy germanium detector. Instrumentation for spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction are available elsewhere on campus. Oberlin is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium, and the College has competitions for small research grants each semester. For more information on the department, candidates can visit our web page at: http://www.oberlin.edu/geology.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of Paleontology and/or Sedimentology including a topical introductory course, an intermediate-level course in historical geology with laboratory, and an upper level course in Paleontology or Sedimentology/Stratigraphy with laboratory or in the applicant’s area of expertise.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2018). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College believes that diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. Applicants are asked to include in their cover letter information about how their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring will support Oberlin College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion; see http://new.oberlin.edu/student-life/diversity/. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student populations and should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Quick Link for Posting: http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/5726

Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy and scholarship interests; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Teaching Philosophy, 5) Research Statement, 6) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process.

*By providing three (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. Please note: At this time we are unable to accept Letters of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.

Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the February 2, 2018 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Karla Parsons-Hubbard
Donald R. Longman Professor
Dept. of Geology, Oberlin College
52 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH 44074
Ph (office):440-775-8353
Ph (lab): 440-775-5723


🔶 PhD Opportunities, Postdoctoral Appointments & Technical Positions

🔶 Palaeontology Lab Manager, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Posting Date: 28 December 2017
Closing Date: None Gives (Position Open Until Filled)

Req #: 151823
Department: BURKE MUSEUM
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 12/19/2017
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Shift: First Shift
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

The paleontology lab manager is primarily responsible for the supervision, management, and safety of the personnel and activities in the fossil preparation laboratory, including managing relevant budgets. Secondarily, the paleontology lab manager is responsible for facilitating research on fossils, including the preparation and casting of specimens, assisting in the organization and execution of field work pertaining to the collection of fossil specimens, and assisting in the curation of fossil specimens.

Basic Functions:

Lab Management (65%):

Training and supervision of paleontology laboratory staff:
  • Develop, assign, and monitor fossil-based projects for employees, volunteers, and students who use the fossil lab.
  • Assign schedules for employees, volunteers, and students who use the fossil lab.
  • Monitor the skill level of employees, volunteers, and students who use the fossil lab and determine suitable assignments and the appropriateness of further training.
  • Provide training in fossil preparation, conservation, and curation for laboratory staff (employees, volunteers, and students).

Operations of the paleontology laboratory
  • Manage budgets (museum and grant-based) for equipment, supplies, and labor associated with fossil preparation.
  • Oversee the daily operations within the laboratory and keep all associated specimen records.
  • Develop standard procedures for the laboratory in the new Burke Museum facility to provide a reference for laboratory staff (employees, volunteers, and students).

Health and safety
  • Have training appropriate to ensure personal safety and safety of lab staff.
  • Be able to recognize and mitigate physical and chemical hazards and have a basic knowledge of emergency response and first aid.
  • Manage the chemical and hazardous materials in the laboratory, making sure they are properly labeled and that all MSDS sheets are available.
  • Serve as a Safety Warden for the paleontology lab and paleontology collections areas.

Facilitating Research on Fossil Specimens (20%):

Fossil Preparation
  • ossess the knowledge, skill, and experience to prepare fossils using whichever methods will allow for scientific information to be best accessed, including information contained in the surrounding matrix.
  • Have an up-to-date understanding of the techniques, adhesives, and solvents that are used during the preparation of fossil specimens, and the experience to select the most appropriate material for each task.
  • Create replicas of fossils as needed for research, exhibits, or education and manage a list of available molds. Possess the knowledge and skill to select the appropriate molding and casting materials.

Collections Management
  • Create and manage a record of the history of each fossil as it passes through the fossil preparation laboratory.
  • Before each fossil specimen leaves the laboratory, the paleontology lab manager must ensure its suitable housing and archival labeling.
  • Possess skill and experience with collections management software or willingness to be trained in order to maintain necessary records of specimen preparation and curation.

Professional Development and Outreach
  • Keep abreast of developments and new materials and techniques in the specialty of fossil preparation through professional journals and conferences and networking with colleagues.
  • •Be willing and able to present innovations to concepts and techniques of fossil collection, preparation, conservation and laboratory or volunteer management to colleagues at professional meetings.

Public Outreach (10%):
  • Interact with the public (museum visitors, school groups, university classes, and others) in the paleontology gallery and open fossil lab spaces.
  • Present to the public both general paleobiological and geological information and information specific to the specialty of fossil preparation and the specimens being worked on and the nature and importance of the tasks being performed.
  • Coordinate with relevant exhibits and public programs staff when the preparation of fossils is to be part of a public event at the Burke Museum.
  • Internally and externally assess the nature and importance of finds made by the public and provide information that will ensure that specimens collected or held by amateurs will see proper preparation, conservation and documentation should they eventually become part of the public trust.
  • Help prepare fossils and casts for display and exhibit at the museum, as needed.

Fieldwork Management (5%):

Management of fieldwork operations and field staff
  • Collect fossils in the field and return them safely to the museum. Possess the knowledge to ensure the stability of the specimens and the preservation of the greatest amount of scientific information.
  • Have the knowledge, willingness and ability to live and work out of doors in varying climatic conditions.
  • Manage logistical arrangements to ensure the safety of UW students, museum volunteers and other staff when working in the field.
  • Provide training to field staff and volunteers to ensure effectiveness in safely extracting fossils from the field.
  • Ensure all permits and permissions are in place and that all work in the field is properly documented and archived as part of the permanent museum records.
  • File reports with appropriate agencies.

Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Biology, Geology, Paleontology or related field OR at least four years of relevant work experience in a paleontology lab or museum collections environment.
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired Qualifications:
  • MA in Biology, Geology, Paleontology or related field OR at least six years of equivalent experience in a paleontology lab or museum collections environment.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
  • Work in a lab that is visible to the public and work weekends as scheduled

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Gregory P. Wilson
Associate Professor of Biology
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
Burke Museum
University of Washington
24 Kincaid Hall, Box 351800
Seattle, Washington 98195-1800

Phone: 206.543.8917
Fax: 206.543.3041
Lab Page: http://faculty.washington.edu/gpwilson/


🔶 One-Year Fellowship, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Posting Date: 7 December 2017
Closing Date: 7 January 2018 (for the next evaluation).

The College for Life Sciences, a junior program of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study), offers young life-sciences scholars from around the world an opportunity to take a break from the lab and gain time to work and develop their own projects and immerse themselves in an intellectually and culturally diverse environment.

Each year the Wissenschaftskolleg welcomes internationally recognized senior as well as promising junior scholars in all fields of knowledge, including the humanities, the social sciences and the arts and we invite you to become part of this "learning community". Our goal is to promote a kind of science that transcends disciplinary boundaries and goes beyond established issues and approaches.

Through the College for Life Sciences we promote scientists at the beginning of their career, i.e. postdocs, junior group leaders, lecturers, assistant, associate and junior professors.

The fellowships are intended for residencies of 3-6 months during the academic year 2018/19, i.e. September 2018 - June 2019.

BENEFITS OF THE FELLOWSHIP
  • Three to six months' residency at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin
  • A full stipend based on your previous salary
  • Studio accommodation on campus
  • Freedom to pursue a project of your choice
  • Insight into new areas of knowledge and research cultures
  • Integration into a unique international community of Fellows
  • Access to Berlin's excellent scholarly and scientific community
  • Access to the Wissenschaftskolleg's outstanding library and IT services

We do not offer any lab space. For more details please visit: www.wiko-berlin.de/cfls

APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS
Please apply by January 7, 2018 with a project outline (about 1000 words), a letter stating your motivation for wishing to obtain a fellowship (about 500 words), your complete curriculum vitae, and a list of your publications here: https://cfls-application.wiko-berlin.de/

You are completely free to choose the project that you will pursue at the Wissenschaftskolleg; we impose no thematic presettings whatsoever.

You must have obtained your doctorate by the start of your fellowship, and we also require that you have at least one lead-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal. There are no restrictions regarding your discipline of origin in the life sciences, nationality, or age etc. Applications from scientists working at institutions in Berlin cannot be taken into consideration. If you have been a principal investigator for longer than five years, though, you are advised to apply for a regular fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg.

For application information see: https://cfls-application.wiko-berlin.de/


🔶 PhD Fellowship (Paleontology/Macroevolution), Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posting Date: 22 October 2017
Closing Date: 15 January 2018

A PhD fellowship in Paleobiology is available in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, starting in Fall 2018. Prof. Lauren Sallan seeks a graduate student to address major questions about evolution using the fossil record. These include: how global change has affected life over time, how life evolves at high levels (macroevolution), how ecology shapes evolution long-term, the relationships of living and dead animals (phylogeny), and the origins of living biodiversity. While research in the lab has focused on fishes, any suitable group of fossils may be used.

Potential thesis topics include, but are not limited to: the long-term effects of mass extinctions (e.g. the end-Devonian and end-Ordovician), the roles of predation and competition in marine ecosystem evolution, ecological characteristics of evolutionary radiations past and present, the effects of long-term climate and environmental changes (e.g. the Late Paleozoic Ice Age) on biodiversity, and major transitions in early vertebrate evolution (e.g. origin of jaws, invasion of land). The student can also develop a novel project that addresses similar questions using quantitative, phylogenetic and/or descriptive methods.

This is fully-funded fellowship with stipend and tuition support guaranteed for the length of the PhD. Applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Sallan (lsallan@upenn.edu) for more details. Additional information on the fellowship is available on the departmental website: www.sas.upenn.edu/earth. Applications for entry in Fall 2018 are due January 15, 2018, with interviews in February. Applications to graduate school at Penn must be submitted online at https://www.applyweb.com/upenng/


🔶 Postdoctoral Position (Arctic Marine Organic Geochemistry and Paleoceanography), Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Posting Date: 12 December 2017
Closing Date: 15 January 2018

The Department of Geoscience of Aarhus University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work with biomarkers and organic geochemistry of marine sediment cores from the Arctic Ocean and northern North Atlantic Ocean. The main research subject is the impact of variability of sea-ice cover and ice sheet dynamics on climate during the last glacial cycle and the Holocene.

Research group
The postdoctoral researcher will be part of a newly established research group working with organic biomarkers in (sub-)polar paleoceanography, in close collaboration to existing groups in the same department as well as the departments of Chemistry, Bioscience and Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University. The main research questions of the research group are:

  • How anomalous is the current loss of Arctic sea-ice cover over a longer time perspective?
    • During the Holocene (last ~11,700 years)
    • During previous interglacials of the Late Quaternary
  • What is the impact of meltwater input from ice sheets on ocean circulation and climate?
    • In the early Holocene (North American ice sheet)
    • Present and future (Greenland)

Duties
The main duties of the postdoctoral researcher will be the study of organic biomarkers from marine sediments, and to assist with building up a biomarker extraction laboratory and GC-MS method development. Recent biomarkers will be used to reconstruct sea-ice cover and productivity, while ancient biomarkers will be analyzed to study the provenance of detrital sediment input. Several sediment records are available for analysis from a large geographic area including the Arctic Ocean, Labrador Sea, Baffin Bay and East Greenland.

Within the general framework of Arctic biomarker paleoceanography, there is freedom for the postdoctoral researcher to develop her/his own ideas. Candidates are therefore invited to formulate their research plans in a short research proposal as part of the application. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to assist with the (co-) supervision of thesis projects for (under-) graduate students and the (co-) writing of larger grant applications. Classroom teaching is optional.

Qualifications
The applicant is expected to have experience with organic geochemistry and biomarkers from marine sediments as proxies for reconstructing past climate and oceanography. The ideal candidate has experience with the Arctic environment and sea-ice biomarkers such as IP25. Experience with other proxies, including micropaleontology, is advantageous, but not a requirement. Knowledge of multivariate statistical methods and scientific programming (R, Matlab, Python) are very useful. Candidates should hold a PhD degree (or complete one before summer 2018) in Earth Sciences, Geochemistry, Oceanography or similar. The applicant should have good proficiency in English and should be able to work in a large team.

Place and conditions of employment
This full-time postdoctoral position is limited to two years, with preferred starting date before summer 2018. In case external funding is secured within the academic area the candidate is assessed obviously qualified for, an extension is possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years of employment as a postdoc. The place of employment is the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh Guldbergs Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Application
Applications should include an application letter, CV with publication list, a research plan (1-2 pages max.), and up to three letters of recommendation.

Contact
For further enquiries, contact Assistant Professor Christof Pearce (christof.pearce@geo.au.dk, +45 9350 8915).

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities. Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Deadline
All applications must be made online and received by: 15.01.2018 Please apply online here

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 40,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 860 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.


🔶 Postdoctoral Position (Marine Micropalaeontology and Palaeoceanography), Centre for Past Climate Studies, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Posting Date: 12 December 2017
Closing Date: 15 January 2018

The Centre for Past Climate Studies at the Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a position in marine micropalaeontology and palaeoceanography at the postdoctoral level.

The successful candidate will be part of a research group studying late Quaternary palaeoclimate and palaeoceanography of the larger North Atlantic region. He/she will partake in an international, multidisciplinary team.

The position is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and has a fixed term of 2 years, starting as soon as possible.

Job description
The postdoctoral project will focus on investigating changes in sea ice and surface ocean circulation off Greenland through the Holocene. The overall purpose of this research project is to improve our basic understanding of the processes determining sea-ice cover and its variability, which is needed for a better prediction of the fate of Arctic sea ice in a warmer world. The main tools of the postdoc project will be the investigation of marine sediment cores using a combination of micropalaeontological (e.g., diatoms or dinoflagellates) and sedimentological proxies aided by geochemical (e.g., XRF core scanning data, stable isotopes, CaCO3, TOC etc.) analyses in a multi-proxy study.

The postdoctoral project is part of a larger research project, G-ICE, which has the purpose of testing the linkage of sea-ice variability to ocean and atmospheric circulation.

The postdoc will thus contribute to the objectives of G-ICE:

  1. Define the baseline of Greenland sea-ice cover under pre-industrial climatic conditions.
  2. Document the natural variability of sea ice around Greenland through time, at decadal to millennial scales beyond the instrumental period.
  3. Identify natural trends, range of variations and extremes conditions, and test their relation to e.g. solar forcing, precipitation, bathymetry, ice-ocean heat exchange, and volcanic activity.
  4. Evaluate the short- and long-term response of sea-ice cover and ocean circulation to Greenland ice-sheet melt.
  5. Develop and test scenarios of sea ice and ocean conditions under a future “warm climate” from intervals marked by climate optima, such as the mid-Holocene and the medieval warm period.

Participation in supervision of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and some classroom teaching is also expected.

Qualifications
The successful applicant will have a PhD in geoscience or related fields. Candidates should preferably have knowledge on Quaternary marine micropaleontology (especially diatoms or dinoflagellates), although specialists in other techniques/proxies are also invited to apply. Experience in multi-proxy studies, sea ice variability and/or numerical/statistical data treatment will be considered favourably. Excellent oral and written English skills are a requirement.

Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of work is Centre for Past Climate Studies, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact Information:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz
mobile phone +45 2778 2897
Email: mss@geo.au.dk.

Dr. Christof Pearce
mobile phone +45 9350 8915
Email: christof.pearce@geo.au.dk.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications. Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by: 15.01.2018. Please apply online here.

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 40,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 860 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.


🔶 Peter Buck Deep Time Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Posting Date: 18 December 2017
Closing Date: 15 January 2018

Applications are invited for a two-year Research Fellowship (postdoctoral) in Paleobiology relating to the goals of the Deep Time Initiative at the National Museum of Natural History. This fellowship involves 75% time commitment to research and 25% time commitment toward advancing science education at NMNH through direct interaction with our public. The appointment provides stipend ($50,400/yr), research/travel allowance ($4 K/yr), support for health insurance ($2K/yr), and a one-time relocation allowance ($1K).

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct independent research through the study of systematics, paleoecology, functional biology, field investigations, etc., and involving NMNH collections. The awardee will be expected to be involved in the scholarly activities of the department and public outreach in the museum. Priority will be given to proposals that: 1) involve research on Deep Time over-arching themes, especially relating to dinosaurs and related vertebrates, 2) indicate a high standard of research productivity, creativity, and interactivity, 3) provide evidence of ability to communicate about science and engage the public with scientific topics – specifically: direct interaction with the public, orally, in writing, through social media, citizen science, etc.

The Deep Time (DT) initiative is focused on understanding connections between 4.6 billion years of environmental change, the diversity of life, and the future of our species on Earth. The four focal themes for our Deep Time research, exhibits, and outreach include: 1) evolution of organisms, 2) evolution of ecosystems, 3) earth processes, 4) connections among these forces including to our human past, present and future. Through understanding of the fossil and geological record, the Deep Time Initiative seeks to inform and inspire the global community about connections between the past, present, and future of life on Earth and help create citizens for a changing planet. In addition to their scientific research, Peter Buck Deep Time Fellows can expect to be involved in the lead-up to and opening of the new NMNH Fossil Halls (Deep Time) exhibition in June, 2018.

Information about the Paleobiology Department and the Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems (ETE) Program can be found at http://paleobiology.si.edu/, http://naturalhistory.si.edu/ETE/ , the collections at http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/paleo/, and the Deep Time exhibit renovation at http://www.mnh.si.edu/fossil-hall/

Applicants should have a proven record of research accomplishment and knowledge of the fossil record.  Preferred starting dates for the fellowship are between March 31 and June 30, 2018, and all formal requirements for a Ph.D. must be completed before the end of this time interval. To apply, send: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) pdfs of recent publications (maximum of three); (3) proposed research for the two-year interval (up to 5 double-spaced pages, including figures, 11 point type); (4) a 1-page education and outreach statement of interests and accomplishments in communicating science to the public, and (5) two letters of reference submitted separately by the referees.

All application materials should be submitted to Dr. Brian Huber, huberb@si.edu, in pdf format by 15 January, 2018. Questions regarding the fellowship should be emailed to Dr. Anna K. Behrensmeyer, behrensa@si.edu or Dr. Brian Huber, huberb@si.edu.

Note that this Deep Time Fellowship call is separate from the Smithsonian’s regular Fellowship Program, which has a deadline of December 1 and is 100% research.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


🔶 Paleo Preparator, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albequerque, New Mexico

Posting Date: 28 December 2017
Closing Date: 18 January 2018 (or until filled)

Job Description
NEOGOV is currently working on a system update for applicants who use screen readers. If you are applying with a screen reader and need assistance, please contact Andrea Rivera-Smith @ (505) 695-5606.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience section of your application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience section prior to submitting your application. For more information please visit our website: Employment with the State of New Mexico

Purpose of Position:
This position resides at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The new Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science maintains a large collection of fossils that are used for research purposes as well as exhibits in the museum. The Museum Technician and Conservator-Operational position is vital to the museum's function as it is the position that works with the scientists and volunteers to ensure the proper preparation and conservation of all fossils in the museum, including those for exhibits or research. The Museum Technician and Conservator-Operational manages volunteers in the preparation lab (including the public "Fossilworks" lab) and must have a good knowledge of fossil specimens and their preparation needs. This Museum Technician and Conservator-Operational is responsible for maintaining clean and safe preparation facilities, stocking materials and maintaining equipment, as well as participating in field work to ensure that fossils are properly stabilized for transport.

Due to the available budget allocated for this position the hiring rate will not exceed $17.28 per hour.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelors Degree in Earth Science, Biology, or similar field.

THIS POSTING WILL BE USED TO CONDUCT ONGOING RECRUITMENT AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.

This position is a Pay Band 55.
Classification Description

Museum Technician & Conservator Operational
Minimum Qualifications
Associate's Degree in Art History or other area of specialization such as Museum Studies, Museology, Conservation Science, Anthropology, or History; and one (1) year supervised experience working with museum artifacts/collections. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totalling three (3) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

Employment Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a current valid Driver's License. Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico as a condition of continued employment. Employment is subject to a pre-employment background investigation and is conditional pending results.

Statutory Requirements:
N/A

Supplemental Information

Benefits:
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Working Conditions:
Lifting various collection objects weighing one (1) pound to over fifty (50) pounds, standing long periods at a time in the collections area to organize objects. Sitting and squatting for long periods, data entry and typing at a computer work station. Exposure to outdoor weather on occasion. Use of hands on regular basis when working with power tools heavy equipment and small special cleaning tools. Work in dusty/dirt areas, different variations of lighting. Exposure to chemicals/toxic and strong odors when using or preparing specific plaster and materials. Some field work and occasional travel required.

Conditions of Employment:
Working Conditions for individual positions in this classification will vary based on each agency's utilization, essential functions, and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Default FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt. FLSA status may be determined to be different at the agency level based on the agency's utilization of the position.

Bargaining Unit:
This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Agency Contact Information:
Ayesha Burdett, (505) 841-2800, or email: Ayesha.Burdett@state.nm.us

Apply here.



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