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12 PhD positions @University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh University are advertising the following sedimentology-related PhD's through the E4 DTP (, application deadline is 9 January 2020, 12 noon.

What determines delivery of coarse sediment to channels and can it be predicted?

Sounding out the River: Seismic monitoring of bedload transport in mountain rivers

Drainage reorganization in South Baja California, Mexico: using landscapes to reconstruct the history of tectonically complex areas.

Field testing of numerical models of landscape evolution using the fluvial archive: case study in the Rio Bergantes, Spain.

Modelling the Cambrian Explosion

The origin of biomineralisation: oxygenation, nutrient cycling, and seawater chemistry

Enhanced structural analysis of rock outcrops and masonry structures using photogrammetry, laser scanning and machine learning

Microanalysis of natural and engineered CO2 mineralisation at CarbFix2 site, Iceland

A key technology for green energy supply - underground hydrogen storage in porous rocks

Geothermal Sustainability of Groundsource Heat Pumps and their Environmental Footprint; GeoBatteries.

Fate of microplastic pollutants in coastal soils and groundwater

Advancing hydrogen storage through validating the use of salt caverns for hydrogen storage to support the zero-carbon energy transition

Leibniz Universität Hannover - Stellenausschreibung

Am Institut für Geologie ist eine Stelle als Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin oder Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) im Bereich Sedimentgeologie/Quartärgeologie (EntgGr. 13 TV-L „FwN“, 100 %) zum 01.04.2020 zu besetzen. Die Stelle ist auf fünf Jahre befristet.


Der Aufgabenbereich umfasst die Mitarbeit in bestehenden Forschungsprojekten und in der Lehre (Lehrverpflichtung 4 LVS) sowie die eigenständige Einwerbung und Durchführung von drittmittelfinanzierten Forschungsprojekten.


Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Publikationsliste, Darstellung der geplanten Forschungstätigkeit) bis zum 15.01.2020 an:


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Geologie
Prof. Dr. Jutta Winsemann
Callinstr. 30
30167 Hannover


Für Auskünfte steht Ihnen Frau Prof. Dr. Jutta Winsemann (Tel.: 0511 762-2964,
E-Mail: gerne zur Verfügung.


Alle Details zur Stellenausschreibung finden Sie auch als PDF zum Download unter diesem Eintrag oder unter diesem Link.

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Professorship of Palaeontology in Greifswald

The Institute of Geography and Geology at the University of Greifswald’s Faculty of
Mathematics and Natural Sciences invites applications for a Professorship of Palaeontology (W2 with tenure track to W2)
. The candidate should be an expert in the field of palaeontology and environmental change with special emphasis on reconstructing climate change in marine/continental systems throughout earth’s history. We are particularly interested in developing the field of quaternary science, and the candidate is expected to make a significant contribution to this topic. Links to other research activities will be welcomed, in particular in the fields of sedimentology, regional geology, physical geography marine geology and geochemistry, hydrogeology, soil ecology and sustainable resource development. The candidate should have a distinct background in geology, be a committed field researcher and willing to contribute to the University’s current key field of research, “Environmental Change: Response and Adaptation (ECRA)”.

Scientists at an early career phase are particularly encouraged to apply. The professorship is initially filled for a period of four years (§ 61(1) LHG M-V). The position is provided with a tenure track (W2).


Please find all details in the PDF file below.

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PhD position in Landscape Evolution modeling - LEM

The Giessen working group is dealing with earth surface processes at different temporal and spatial
scales, among others with Holocene soil erosion of mesoscale river catchments. Causes for soil erosion – triggered by climate or human activities – are investigated and the spatio-temporal pattern of soil erosion and its sediments are assessed by empirical approaches, using geoscientific field and laboratory methods.


The PhD position is offered for three years starting as soon as possible. Payment will be in accordance
with TV-H 13. Your work place will be located in Giessen, a university town north of Frankfurt and is
easy to reach by public transport or bike.


Please send an application outlining your fit for the position  to


Please find all details in the PDF files provided for download below (English and German).

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W3 Professorship at Kiel University

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Kiel University, Germany, invites applications for a new Professorship Geoarchaeology and Environmental Hazards (W3) at the Institute for Ecosystem Research in the Section of Geography to be filled for the summer term 2020. The new professorship will integrate and develop ecosystem and geoarchaeological concepts and methods. A focus will be placed on the quantitative reconstruction, analysis and modelling of geomorphological, archaeo-sedimentological, and archaeo-pedological dynamics and long-term processes in cultural landscapes.

Please find all details in the PDF files below.

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