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PhD: Anisian (Middle Triassic) Ammonoids of Nevada - An Integrated Approach to Understand Morphological Change

Project Title

Anisian (Middle Triassic) Ammonoids of Nevada - An Integrated Approach to Understand Morphological Change


University of Bremen, Germany

Supervisors and Institutions

Dr. Jens Lehmann (University of Bremen, Germany)

Funding Status

Funding is in place for this project

Project Description

Applications are invited for one 75% PhD position (TV-L E13) available at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Bremen (Germany).
The Geoscience Collection belonging to the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Bremen is offering a PhD position in the area of invertebrate paleontology as part of the project "The Anisian (Middle Triassic) Ammonoids of Nevada - An Integrated Approach to Understand Morphological Change". The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) for 3 years and offers a TV-L E13 (75%) salary.

The successful candidate will perform a study within the project outlined above. An investigation of the shell morphology of ammonoids is expected as well as other studies in the surroundings of the project. This is a strongly field-based project and thus extensive fieldwork is planned in mountainous parts of Nevada. Co-organization and realization of the fieldwork is required. We are searching for an enthusiastic and dynamic researcher with a strong interest in invertebrate paleontology and beyond.

Required qualifications:
• Completed MSc degree or equivalent preferentially in geoscience, physical geography, environmental sciences or related fields.
• Experience in invertebrate paleontology is required.
• Experience in laboratory work, chemical and sedimentological analytical techniques and a strong quantitative/statistical background is of advantage.
• Applicants should have excellent English language skills; enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary environment. Russian language skills are of advantage.

The University of Bremen is committed to employment equity and aims at increasing the number of women in research positions. Therefore, women will be preferentially employed if their qualifications are equal to those of male candidates. Persons with disabilities will, with equal qualifications and appropriate aptitudes, be employed preferentially. Applicants with a migration background are welcome.
The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract, §2 I (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). Therefore, candidates may only be considered for appointment if they still have the respective qualification periods available in accordance with § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.

The position will be available beginning June 1st, 2017. Deadline for the application is April 1, 2017. This is an international job application, thus applications might be written in English.
Please send your application (including a curriculum vitae with phone-number and e-mail, a letter of motivation and experience relevant to the research project, documentation of exams and grades, a letter of reference from an academic referee is welcome) with the reference number A37/17 to the address below:

University of Bremen
Fachbereich Geowissenschaften/Faculty of Geosciences
PD Dr. Jens Lehmann
Klagenfurter Straße 4-6
D-28359 Bremen, Germany

Phone: 0421/218-65016 or per e-mail: In this case please attach relevant documents as *a single pdf*.

Contact Name

Dr. Jens Lehmann

Contact Email

Closing Date

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Expiry Date

Saturday, April 1, 2017
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