PhD student, Nth African Miocene climate reconstructions - Haifa, Israel

Applications are invited for a PhD student to participate in the joint research program of the universities of Malta, Texas A&M and Haifa, to study "North African Miocene climate and weather pattern reconstructions".

Description

This research program aims to understand how high latitude ice expansion may have impacted the evolution of the African drainage network in the Miocene and how these changes affected the supply of nutrients to the central Mediterranean region.

For these purposes, a set of cutting-edge advanced technologies and sedimentological analytical methods will be used, coupled with fieldwork in Malta. Those include geochemistry, biostratigraphy, inorganic and organic carbon content, mineralogy, quantitative micropaleontology and palynology.

Logistics

The PhD student will be based in Haifa, Israel, with an expected year of stay at Texas A&M, USA, and fieldwork in Malta. The project is a trilateral cooperation between Texas A&M, University of Haifa and University of Malta.

Requirements

A Master or Diploma degree in Geosciences at the start of the project (1 October 2018 or soon thereafter) is required. The start of the project can be delayed by a semester to April 2019.

Successful candidates are expected to show broad earth-science interests, ability to conduct this multi-approach PhD project with an international team and should have excellent English communication and writing skills.

Applications

Please send your application files (complete CV, letter of interest and two support letters) by e-mail to Nicolas Waldmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Further information

For further information, please contact Dr. Nicolas Waldmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tel: +972-4-8288790) and Dr. Denise Kulhanek (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tel: +1-979-845-2024).