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:
To apply, visit our website https://www.naturalis.nl/en/4d-reef, and go to the specific ESR profile and follow specific instructions provided. Some positions will open later than others, depending on the start date.
For further information please contact Dr Willem Renema (programme coordinator) (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the contact persons indicated with the positions.
Host institutes and sub-projects
Available position - Host - Project title
ESR 1 - University of Aveiro (Portugal)
Composition and function of sediment microbial communities in coral reef environments (will open soon)
ESR 2 - Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Netherlands)
Temporal dynamics in benthic foraminifera assemblages in Holocene to modern turbid coral reefs: integrating morphological with molecular techniques
ESR 3 - The Natural History Museum (United Kingdom)
Composition and ecology of microgastropod assemblages in relation to reef habitat quality
ESR 4 - Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (Germany)
Habitat structure and spatial ecology in modern turbid reefs (position already closing 26 august 2019)
ESR 5 - Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (Germany)
Ecological implications of shifts from hard corals to turf algae in modern turbid reefs
ESR 6 - University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Modelling environmental controls on coral species distribution in the Coral Triangle
ESR 7 - Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Netherlands)
Quantifying Neogene habitat variability in the Coral Triangle
ESR 8 - Ocean-Maps GmbH (Austria)
Visualizing scientific data of the underwater in three and four dimensions
ESR 9 - The Natural History Museum (United Kingdom)
Growth rates, bioerosion, and the diversity of reef corals
ESR 10 - Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (Germany)
Depositional modelling and sequence stratigraphy of greenhouse Pliocene reefs
ESR 11 - University of Granada (Spain)
Historical assessment of coralline algae as triggers for coral settlement
ESR 12 - Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Netherlands)
Assessing current and past reef accretion rates in turbid reefs off Makassar (Sulawesi, Indonesia)
ESR 13 - Goethe Universität Frankfurt (Germany)
Seasonally-resolved palaeoenvironmental time-series from microsampled corals, molluscs and foraminifera
ESR 14 - Deltares (the Netherlands)
Using past and current reef response to physical stressors for model-based forecasting of reef distribution
ESR 15 - University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Modelling climate, oceanography, and carbonate production of corals in the Pliocene
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Make sure to apply no later than 1 Oct 2019 23:58 (Europe/Amsterdam).