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Stelle als Laborleiter*in in Tübingen

Im Rahmen der Neuberufung der Professur für Terrestrische Sedimentologie sollen im Geo- und Umweltforschungszentrums (GUZ) Laboratorien mit Schwerpunkten in Lumineszenzdatierung, Elektronenspinresonanz und physischer Sedimentologie eingerichtet werden. Im Zuge dessen ist die Stelle einer/eines Technischen Laborleiters/in zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt unbefristet zu besetzen.


Alle Details finden Sie im PDF unter diesem Text.

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PhD and PostDoc positions @ UNIL

In the context of a new research project the ICE group at the University of Lausanne is seeking two new team members (one PhD candidate and one PostDoc). Below you will find PDF attachments containing all details.


Please circulate these advertisements widely,  forward them to all interested colleagues, and do not hesitate to contact Georgina King ( or ( in case of questions.
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Melbourne searching for mammoth

We all love the Mammoth at DEUQUA. Our group of Quaternary Scientists here at Melbourne has therefore wondered how Mammoth can contribute to our scientific delight - even post-mortem: With a stable isotope approach we are trying to extract paleoenvironmental data from their teeth (mainly molars) ranging from millennial to sub-annual and even sub-seasonal (!!) timescales. Unfortunately, Mammoth never made it to Australia, so we are hoping for your collaboration:

Do any of you Quaternary colleagues around central Europe have access to Mammoth molars from the last glacial cycle, or possibly know of collections that we could work with? Any comment, suggestion or advice is very welcome – please just get in touch via email (

Our best regards from the Southern Hemisphere,

Jan-Hendrik "Henne" May and group (University of Melbourne).


Phd position @ JLU Giessen

The announced PhD position is part of the DFG-funded project "Chronology of fluvial erosion. - A scenario of quaternary geodynamics from the model region Baza/Guadix". The research project aims at the reconstruction of the middle- to late-Pleistocene evolution of the fluvial system in the Baza Basin (Cuenca de Baza/Guadix) in the north-eastern part of Andalusia (Spain).

All details are available from the PDF file below.


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Two PhD positions at JLU and JMU

The announced positions are part of the DFG-funded project „Landscape evolution in the northeastern Iranian Plateau reconstructed from Late Pleistocene to Holocene sediment archives“.


The research project focuses on the reconstruction of landscape development in the highlands of Iran. Since the Late Pleistocene, neotectonics and climatic changes have shaped the present landscape and the range of geomorphological forms in the highlands. In the project, late Pleistocene and Holocene sedimentary archives and landforms such as playas or alluvial fans will be recorded for the first time. The data obtained will then be systematically evaluated for the reconstruction of environmental conditions and landscape development.


All details on the positions are available from the PDF files below (German/English).

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DOVE website online

The website of the DOVE (Drilling Overdeepened Alpine Valleys) project is now online. Under the umbrella of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP), DOVE intends to recover sediment cores from glacially overdeepened troughs, because their sedimentary infill represents, together with glacial geomorphology, the best preserved but poorly investigated direct archives of the past glaciations cycles in and around a the European Alps. Divided into two phases, (Phase 1: Northern and Eastern Alps; Phase 2: Southern and Western Alps), the drilling of the selected locations in six Alpine countries is planned. The project focuses on aspects of environmental dynamics during the Quaternary, especially on the glaciation, vegetation, and landscape history. By a combined effort of scientists from across the Alps and beyond, DOVE will apply interdisciplinary state-of-the-art concepts and methods, to decipher the spatio-temporal impact of the numerous glaciations on the Alps.


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