Postdoctoral Research Scientist “Coral reef records of late Holocene and recent sea-level change”

Job description

The research will focus on the reconstruction of late Holocene and recent sea-level change in the Pacific and Indian oceans based on coral reef records. The research will include field studies and laboratory (carbonate geochemistry, mineralogy, U/Th-dating and proxy reconstruction) work.

The post doctoral research scientist will be integrated in an academic network involving French, German, British and Canadian partners. She/he will have autonomy in conducting her/his research activities. The research will be mostly conducted at the CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence (France) and at GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany) – http://www.cerege.fr (http://www.geomar.de).

Qualifications

This position requires a Ph.D in Earth Sciences. The applicant should have proven field and lab experience in sedimentology and/or marine geochemistry, in particular of carbonates, but all good candidates are encouraged to apply. Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in a team environment are essential.

Salary

Salary will follow CNRS rules and be within the 2000-2200 € net/month range, according to the qualifications of the candidate.

Application

To apply, please send a statement of interest, a curriculum vitae, Ph.D. certificate and the names of two references before January 31st, 2012 to : Dr Gilbert CAMOIN, CEREGE, Europôle Méditerranéen de l’Arbois, BP 80, F-13545 Aix-en-Provence cedex 4 (France). Email : gcamoin@cerege.fr

Enquiries concerning this position should be directed to Dr Gilbert CAMOIN at gcamoin@cerege.fr

Review of applicants will begin soon after the January 31st, 2012 deadline and will be continued until the position is filled.