Opportunities for training, graduate programs, postdoctoral fellowships, jobs, and grants are posted here.


Ph.D. Student Position in Desert Paleoecology

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1211 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) wants to deepen the understanding of the mutual evolutionary relationships between Earth surface processes and biota in (hyper-)arid desert systems, where both are severely limited by water availability (https://sfb1211.uni-koeln.de). The successful candidate will be a member of the CRC’s Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) at the University of Cologne, which aims at educating a generation of truly interdisciplinary doctoral candidates in the fields of Earth and Life Sciences, a combination of growing importance in the course of ongoing and accelerated global change. The successful candidate will contribute to the reconstruction of Cenozoic precipitation changes in the Atacama Desert, Chile; participate in field work on endorheic mud pans in the Ataca-ma and Namib Deserts and analyse sedimentary records from mud pans by a multidiscip-linary approach with focus on paleoecology.


Graduate student opportunity in Glacial-Ocean Biogeochemistry

We are currently recruiting for an MSc or PhD student to participate in an exciting new project that will use cutting-edge scientific techniques spanning molecular biology and mass spectrometry to employ experimental incubation approaches to examine the impact of glacial runoff on marine phytoplankton communities. The successful application will conduct summer field work based out of Grise Fiord, NU as part of a larger inter-disciplinary team, and will be based at Dalhousie University and/or the under the co-supervision of Drs. Erin Bertrand (Biology) and Maya Bhatia (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences). Successful applicants can expect to gain expertise in several aspects of biological and chemical oceanography, as well as glacial biogeochemistry and molecular meta-omic techniques. The ideal start date for this position is January 2021.


Post-doctoral research position at the “Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique” (Paris)

We are looking for a highly-motivated Post-doctoral Research Scientist tojoin the laboratory of “Chloroplast Biology and Light-sensing in Microalgae” directed by Dr. Angela Falciatore at the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimiquein Paris –France. This laboratory is dedicated to the study of light-driven processes (photosynthesis,photoperception and light-dependent rhythms) and chloroplast biology. The post-doctoral fellow will be involved in a project aiming to characterize themolecular regulators orchestrating circadian rhythms in marine diatoms.

Position will be open until filled – no application deadline