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Position: University Assistant (Prae Doc)
Institution: Universität Wien
Department: Geodynamics and Sedimentology
Location: Wien, Austria
Duties: The Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology is looking for a candidate to fill a 3-years Doctoral student's position focused on "Earth-system modelling of critical Mesozoic climate transitions and geological validation of Earth-system models for greenhouse climate states". The project will run at the University of Vienna in close collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Our motivated working group on Mesozoic palaeoclimates and palaeoenvironments investigates Earth System changes in geological archives within an interdisciplinary research environment and strong international cooperation
Requirements: The candidate has a completed graduate degree (Diploma, Magister or Master Degree) in Earth Sciences/Geology, Meteorology, Physics, Geophysics or a neighbouring field, Strong sedimentological-stratigraphical, geological/palaeontological-palaeoclimatological and/or physics/climate modelling background, Greatest interest in climate modelling and database work, Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative geoscientific palaeoclimate proxy data, Interest in project management, High motivation for interdisciplinary work and research
   
Text: The University of Vienna (19 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.01.2019 of a University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology to 31.12.2021. Reference number : 8979 The Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology is looking for a candidate to fill a 3-years Doctoral student's position focused on "Earth-system modelling of critical Mesozoic climate transitions and geological validation of Earth-system models for greenhouse climate states". The project will run at the University of Vienna in close collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Our motivated working group on Mesozoic palaeoclimates and palaeoenvironments investigates Earth System changes in geological archives within an interdisciplinary research environment and strong international cooperation. The successful candidate should start not later than 01.01.2019. Duration of employment: 3 year/s Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement : §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade. Job Description: The employment aims to deepen and extend the professional and scientific education targeting a Doctoral degree (PhD) in joint supervision of Geosciences at the University of Vienna and Earth System Analysis at PIK. Participation in project publications and presentations and the organisation of meetings is mandatory. The scope of work includes as well: - Contribution to scientific studies and third-party funded projects - Writing a dissertation (We expect the successful candidate to present the thesis project and sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.) - Involvement in international co-operations - Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement - Participation in evaluation activities and in quality assurance - Integration into the research group and participation in administrative duties Profile: The candidate has a completed graduate degree (Diploma, Magister or Master Degree) in Earth Sciences / Geology, Meteorology, Physics, Geophysics or a neighbouring field - Strong sedimentological-stratigraphical, geological/palaeontological-palaeoclimatological and/or physics/climate modelling background - Greatest interest in climate modelling and database work - Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative geoscientific palaeoclimate proxy data - Interest in project management - High motivation for interdisciplinary work and research - Excellent command of written and spoken English and German - IT skills and basic concepts of scientific programming - MUST - Knowledge of GIS and statistics software - SHOULD - Knowledge of climate modelling techniques and software - SHOULD - Experience with database programs - SHOULD - Ability to work in a team Application documents: - Letter of motivation - Academic curriculum vitae - List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available) - Degree certificates Please submit your applications as one pdf-file. Research fields: Main research field Special research fields Importance Geology, Mineralogy Sedimentology;Palaeontology;Stratigraphy;General geophysics SHOULD Meteorology, Climatology Climatology SHOULD Physics, Astronomy Aerosol physics SHOULD Education: Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance University Physics, Mechanics, Astronomy - SHOULD University Meterology, Climatology - SHOULD University Geology, Mineralogy - SHOULD Languages: Language Language level Importance German Very good knowledge MUST English Very good knowledge MUST Computer-Skills: Type of computer skills Specified computer skills Importance Basic Knowledge MS Office MUST Database knowledge Others SHOULD Programming language Others MUST Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at ) no later than 17.10.2018, mentioning reference number 8979. For further information please contact Wagreich, Michael 43-1-4277-53465. The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( http://diversity.univie.ac.at/ ). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna Reference number: 8979 E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at Job Centers Data Privacy Policy
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