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PhD Opportunities

This lists details the PhD projects that we are aware of. They are by no means exhaustive and the institutions listed, and others, may well be offering additional projects. Further details for many of these projects are already available on institutional websites. Note that application deadlines can be as early as January, and interviews usually take place during the period January-April.

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Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Supervisor(s): We are looking for an enthusiastic person, who will be working in an inspiring, multi-disciplinary research team of palaeontologists and geochemists in close collaboration with members of the FOR 2685 at the University of Bonn. The PhD candidate will be jointly supervised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Tütken and Prof. Dr. Bernd Schöne at the University of Mainz.
Funding Status: Funding is in place for this project
Description: A PhD position on “ Chemical and mineralogical changes of calcareous shell material during fossilisation processes – an experimental approach” is to be filled at the Institute of Geosciences at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany. This project is embedded within the framework of the DFG research unit FOR 2685 “The Limits of the Fossil Record: Analytical and Experimental Approaches to Fossilization” More information...
Expiry Date: Monday, July 31, 2023
Institution: Ghent University (Belgium)
Supervisor(s): Thijs Vandenbroucke (Ghent University), Appy Sluijs (Utrecht University) and Poul Emsbo (United States Geological Survey)
Funding Status: Funding is in place for this project
Description: Marine phytoplankton grow via photosynthesis by fixing carbon from CO2 in the atmosphere. Carbon (C) in these tiny organisms serves as the base of the food chain. The balance between the C returned to the atmosphere upon death and decay of these algae (and their consumers) and that sequestered and buried in sediments controls much of the Earth’s C-cycle. Disruptions of this complex C balance may have triggered changes in the planet’s climate, glaciation, and sea level that can be linked with mass extinctions. More information...
Expiry Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023