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Post-doctoral position at Kiel University

The Institute for Ecosystem Research at Kiel University is searching for a post-doctoral researcher with the aim of habilitation for an initial period of 3 years, starting April 1st, 2022. The candidate would be part of the research group Geoarchaeology and Environmental Risks.
The tasks include the independent realization of research projects, developing and teachingof courses in German and English according to the teaching obligation regulation (LVVO), the supervision of students (BSc., MSc.) as well as participation in administrative tasks. It is expected that the position holder will prepare for a habilitation.


All details are available from the PDF available for download below.

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Tandem Special Issues in EGQSJ and DEUQUASP

The year 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of E&G Quaternary Science Journal (EGQSJ)! To celebrate the journal’s historic contribution to Quaternary research in Germany and beyond, the journal and the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA) are publishing tandem special anniversary issues of EGQSJ and DEUQUA Special Publications (DEUQUASP). The DEUQUASP issue contains reprints of a collection of classic EGQSJ research papers translated into English to make them accessible for a wider international audience. The accompanying EGQSJ issue provides an in-depth look into the significance of each milestone paper written by international experts who critically appraise the paper’s seminal contribution to Quaternary science. Revisiting these classic studies gives an exciting glimpse into the evolution of significant scientific ideas, thereby addressing scientific problems and discussions that are still very relevant for today’s debates. As such, this special EGQSJ anniversary issue will both commemorate milestones in its own history and provide an exciting experience of Quaternary research on the move. Please follow the links below or simply click one of the images above - both special issues are of course open access:


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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