Two Early-Stage Researcher Positions (PhD students) at Uni Climate (Norway)

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> Two Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) positions (PhD students) – FP7 Initial > Training Network (ITN) on Annually Resolved Archives of Marine Climate > Change (ARAMACC)
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> Uni Climate is a department of Uni Research AS () and > partner of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR), a > collaboration between Uni Research, University of Bergen, Institute of > Marine Research and the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center. > Uni Climate is offering two PhD studentships for candidates interested > in the use of bivalve shells to study the history of the marine climate > of the north Atlantic region. The projects will be implemented within > the framework of the ARAMACC (Annually Resolved Archives of Marine > Climate Change) Marie Curie Initial Training Network, whose overall goal > is to train researchers in multiple skills across the broad > supra-disciplinary field of molluscan sclerochronology and > scleroclimatology.
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> Description
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> ARAMACC is a collaboration between nine internationally-recognized > research teams (in UK, Germany, Norway, Croatia, France, Netherlands and > Portugal) and two industrial partners (in UK and Norway), each with > complementary expertise in a wide range of marine sciences. > We are seeking two highly motivated early stage researchers (ESRs) to > take part in a suite of PhD projects that will focus on northeastern > Atlantic marine climate variability and paleoceanography. The successful > candidates will build crossdated chronologies (similar to tree-ring > chronologies) using annual increments embedded in the shells of > long-lived marine bivalve molluscs with the aim of building up a network > of such chronologies for the northeast Atlantic region. The studies will > also involve the geochemical (stable isotope) analysis of selected > shells from climatically sensitive periods. The chronologies will then > be compared with instrumental measurements and other proxy archives in > order to build up a detailed picture of the history of marine change in > the region over the past several hundred years. ERS1 will be working on > bivalve specimens from the shelf around the Faroe Islands, and ERS2 will > work on bivalve shells from the shelf off northern Norway. >
> As part of the ARAMACC training programme, the ESRs will participate > with eight other ARAMACC ESRs from across Europe in a research cruise, > three summer schools and two workshops delivered by ARAMACC partners and > designed to train the ESRs in a wide range of generic and specific > skills. The candidates will also be invited to participate in the > national research school in climate – resclim.no.
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> The ESRs will develop multidisciplinary research skills involving: > – field collection of bivalves and shells for use in chronology construction > – preparation and analysis of acetate peels of bivalve shells > – chronology construction using annual increments embedded in the shells > – geochemical analysis of selected shells from climatically sensitive > periods
> – statistical analysis of sclerochronological data, including > comparisons with climate measurements
> Uni Research is looking for candidates with:
> – A masters’ degree or equivalent in any branch of marine or > environmental science
> – High level of spoken and written English and good communication skills > – Positive attitude toward field and laboratory work
> – Ability to organize and prioritize their own research within the > project schedule
> – Positive approach to working in a team
> – Computer literacy and good numerical, statistical and analytical skills > – Previous international experience and a positive approach to > multinational working
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> Salary is decided by agreement. Uni Research AS has employee pension and > insurance agreement. The successful candidate will also receive a > mobility allowance.
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> For further information about the positions please contact researcher > Carin Andersson Dahl, e-mail: ,carin.andersson@uni.no>, phone: +47 > 55583216. For more information about Uni Research and BCCR, please refer > to and .
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> The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to > the position at any time. The applicants must have achieved a master’s > degree or equivalent or have submitted their master thesis for > assessment by the application deadline. It is a prerequisite that the > formal admission requirements of the PhD programme are met before an > appointment can be made.
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> Marie-Curie fellowship Mobility requirement:
> At the time of recruitment by ARAMACC, ESRs must not have resided or > carried out their main activity (work or studies) in the UK for more > than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. > ESRs can be of any nationality.
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> Career stage: Early stage researcher 0-4 yrs (Post graduate) > Number of positions available: 2
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> Send electronic application, CV, certificates and diplomas/transcripts > (bachelor and master’s degree) and a list of scientific publications by > clicking on the button marked “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” on this page: >
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> If your certificates/diplomas are not in English or any of the > Scandinavian languages, they must be accompanied by authorized translations. >
> The application should also contain a statement of research interests > including specific motivation for the position, and the names and > contact details of at least two references. Applications sent by e-mail > will not be considered. Candidates should clearly demonstrate that they > comply with the eligibility rules of the Marie Curie ITN program with > respect to mobility (see above).
> Closing date for applications: 15th November, 2013