Application for the PhD Position in Organic Geochemistry and Paleolimnology for International Students in Switzerland – 2022/2023. Entry is now open at the University of Basel in Switzerland.
This PhD project aims to apply novel proxies based on algal lipid biomarkers and their stable isotopic composition to record changes in algal biodiversity caused by both natural variability and human activities, with a particular focus on the environmental impacts of ancient Roman settlements. The University of Basel will provide the salary for applicants. The PhD project will be part of a research project funded for four years by the Swiss National Science Foundation. We offer an international, multidisciplinary work environment and excellent research infrastructure, and the student will be employed full-time (100 %).
The University of Basel is a university in Basel, Switzerland. Founded on 4 April 1460, it is Switzerland’s oldest University and among the world’s oldest surviving universities. The university is traditionally counted among the country’s leading institutions of higher learning. The associated Basel University Library is the largest and among the most important libraries in Switzerland. In 2020, the university had 13,139 students and 378 professors; international students accounted for 27 percent of the student body.
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PHD POSITION ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- All nationalities.
- PhD degree in Environmental Science, Geochemistry, Organic Chemistry and Organic Geochemistry and Paleolimnology.
- Candidates should have a solid background and interest in (paleo-) limnology and biogeochemistry in aquatic systems. Experience with stable isotope or organic chemistry laboratory techniques will be an advantage given the laboratory focus of this PhD-project. The ability to work independently and within a team and good communication skills, including fluency in English, is essential.
- Applicants must have a master’s degree in geosciences, environmental sciences, chemistry, biology, or a related discipline.
- The ability to work independently and within a team, as well as good communication skills, including fluency in English, is essential.
PHD POSITION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Application must include:
- A letter stating your research interests and motivation for applying for the position, your experience and skills,
- A CV,
- Contact details of at least two
- Transcripts and diplomas of your bachelor’s and master’s degrees (if available) via our online recruiting platform.
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before 15 July, 2022 will be considered.
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