15 Early-Stage Researcher positions open - Global Mercury Observation and Training Network

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Global Mercury Observation and Training Network in Support to the Minamata Convention (GMOS-Train) has 15 Early-Stage Research positions (ESR*) available.

*ESRs shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Deadline for applications is: 29/02/2020 23:00 - CET

The GMOS-Train is an international research project, coordinated by Prof. Milena Horvat from the Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) and is financed under the funding line “excellent science” of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Commission. 

The overall objectives of the GMOS-Train network are:
- to provide urgently needed training in Hg science within the context of the UNEP Minamata Convention, and
- to fill key knowledge gaps in biogeochemical Hg cycling linking anthropogenic emissions and Hg in marine food webs.

ESRs will be trained through a structured and comprehensive programme and will not only learn the theory but will gain first-hand lab experience. The partners engaged in the project will work closely together, with each of the partners supervising at least one research project. All ESRs will spend time not only at the hosting institution but also in one of the other partner universities/research centers/regulatory agencies/companies involved in GMOS Train project throughout Europe. Being trained in highly relevant research topics will enhance researchers career prospective and employability. The GMOS-Train aims to recruit outstanding and highly motivated ESRs to meet the ambitious goals of the project.

For further information please read the call for applications here: 

PhD position, ICBM, the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

The research group for Marine Isotope Geochemistry at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, is seeking to fill a

PhD position (m/w/d) (salary according to E13 TV-L, 50%)

The position is limited to 3 years. Start: 1st January 2020

The working group Marine Isotope Geochemistry uses stable and radiogenic isotope systems (Si, Fe, Nd, Sr, Pb) to investigate biogeochemical processes, element cycles and inputs to the ocean, and to reconstruct changes in the marine environment during past intervals of climate change. The infrastructure of the group includes a state-of-the-art clean lab and a multicollector ICP-MS. Additional analytic instruments are available at the institute.

The PhD student will work on a project in the South Pacific to reconstruct the deep circulation over past climatic cycles using radiogenic isotopes. Candidates must have a university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in geosciences or chemistry. Explicitly desirable is experience in inorganic-geochemical sample processing and analysis and a background in paleoceanography.

The Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of women in science. Therefore, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. According to § 21 Abs. 3 NHG, equally qualified female candidates will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.

Please send your application (including cover letter, CV, copies of certificates) and at least one reference letter to Please contact Prof. Dr. Katharina Pahnke for any queries ( Application deadline is 10th December 2019.

PhD position at NIOZ, Texel, the Netherlands

PhD position at NIOZ (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, the Netherlands) in Anthropogenic carbon dioxide uptake and accumulation in the Indian and South Pacific Oceans: a blind spot in recent global monitoring.

Project includes time at sea on international GEOTRACES research cruises.

The announcement is available here.

Please contact Dr Matthew Humphreys for more information, and apply by 2nd December.

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