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

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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) – (


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


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 :

Enquiries concerning this position should be directed to Dr Gilbert CAMOIN at

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

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