Postdoc in quantitative paleoceanography and paleoclimate - Aarhus, Denmark

Postdoc in quantitative paleoceanography and paleoclimate - Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark
The Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group at the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a position in quantitative paleoceanography and paleoclimate at the postdoctoral level. The successful candidate will be part of a research group studying Holocene and late Quaternary paleoceanography and paleoclimate of the circum-Greenland and North Atlantic region.

The postdoctoral project is part of a large international EU Horizon 2020 project, ECOTIP, on the effect of climate and other external drivers on ecosystems and biota in the Arctic region. The role of Aarhus University in the project is to provide and study paleoceanographic data sets to add the long-term perspective on these changes. Focus is on recent centuries to millennia and will include previous periods of climate warming, ice retreat, and ocean freshening.

The position has a fixed term of 2 years, starting as soon as possible, or whenever the successful applicant is available (preferable no later than June 1, 2022), but end date can be no later than May 31, 2024, when the project ends.
The postdoctoral project will focus on investigating the link between temporal changes in climate (including the state of the cryosphere and the oceans) and biodiversity and ecosystem changes in the Greenland and North Atlantic regions, with special focus on the reaction of biota to climate change.
The candidate is expected to combine and synthesize existing published data as well as new results focusing on the response of biota to physical changes over time. This will include proxy data from geological archives, but also results from climate models.

Within the framework of the ECOTIP project, there is some freedom for the postdoctoral researcher to develop the project together with the hosts at Aarhus University. We therefore invite applicants to include a detailed research plan describing their proposed research project. The research plan should not exceed more than two pages.
The successful applicant will have a PhD in geoscience or related fields. Candidates should preferably have knowledge on Quaternary paleoceanography based on proxy records and a strong numerical and statistical understanding is expected. The candidate should have a solid basis in scientific programing (using Matlab, Python, R, or similar) and experience in working with databases will be considered favourably. Excellent oral and written English skills are a requirement.
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Department of Geoscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark; mobile phone +45 2778 2897; Email:

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