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We are pleased to advertise 15 Early-Stage Researcher (PhD) positions to begin in Oktober/November 2019, as part of the MSCA Innovative Training Network “Past, present and future of turbid reefs in the Coral Triangle (4D-REEF)”. All the positions correspond to three or four years hiring depending on the institute, and require the enrolment in a PhD programme enhancing their career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sector. Each ESR will crucially gain inter-sectoral experience in an individual ESR research project. In addition to their individual doctoral projects, all ESRs will benefit from an exciting training programme comprising an integrated curriculum of local and network wide training activities related to the development of scientific knowledge and the enhancement of transferable skills. At the core of the training programme lie the research projects conducted by the ESRs, which are enhanced by all other training events and activities the consortium provides during the project’s life span.
Using a variety of paleo-ecological and present-day data, 4D REEF investigates the hypothesis that turbid coastal environments provide a refuge for coral reefs in periods of warm climate. The key questions are:
By answering these questions, we aim to understand the role of turbid reefs for the future of marine ecosystems in the Coral Triangle as they respond to anthropogenic environmental change.
More information about 4D-REEF is available at: https://www.naturalis.nl/en/4d-reef
EU eligibility criteria for candidates: Candidates can be of any nationality, but in order to be eligible for the positions the following criteria apply to all applicants: 1) The applicant shall at the time of recruitment be in the first four years of his/her research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. 2) The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.
Candidates most hold a master degree in Earth and/or Life sciences or other relevant topic for the project. Specific selection criteria are indicated with the individual projects.
The benefits of this project for you and the future of your career are manyfold, here's a few key aspects that 4D-REEF can offer you:
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