Applications are invited for a 3 year position in a Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in Paleontology/Sedimentology to be based at the the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. Starting date no later than August 2018, assuming agreement on external funding. The candidate will study Triassic biofacies with both organic rich sediment (anoxic deposit) and beds with extensive bioturbation and invertebrate fauna, with focus on the Middle Triassic Botneheia Formation in Svalbard.
The aim of the PhD is to improve our understanding of the paleoenvironment of the High Boreal Triassic, integrating paleontology with sedimentology and organic geochemistry. The project will involve field and laboratory work, taxonomic description, statistical and ecological analysis. The project is organized within the ARCEx Program and is a cooperation between the University of Oslo, several other Norwegian universities, and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). The candidate will be part of an active Triassic research group in Oslo.
Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in geology and have extensive field experience. Specialization in sedimentology or paleontology will be an advantage. The candidate must participate in field work in August 2018, and must be physically fit to work in the Arctic.
How to apply
The application must include:
- application letter
- CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
- copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
- evt. documentation of English proficiency
- a complete list of publications and academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
- names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job” on this website.