Doktorand/PhD position Environmental influence on spore-pollen morphology during the Mesozoic

veröffentlicht am: 24.11.2017

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

Das Paläontologische Institut und Museum wurde 1956 als eigenständiges Institut gegründet und ist Teil der mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Zürich. The Palaeontologcial Institut and Museum was founded 1956 as individual Institut within the Faculty of Science at the University of Zurich.

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

Research approaches include (1) sampling in the field, (2) lab work (using HCl, HF, and HNO3, (3) extensive light microscopy and SEM analysis, (4) statistical evaluation and (5) literature research for actualistic comparisons. This PhD project is expected to evaluate the possibility to use fossil spore and pollen morphology as monitor for ancient environmental pollution.

Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %

100 %

Anforderungen / Qualifications

Experience in soft rock geology and field work is desirable for the sampling part of this project. We search for a highly motivated candidate with a master degree in paleontology, geology or related topics, who will contribute to the ongoing success of our team. Other requirements are team work and social compatibility.

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements

Proficiency in English

Computerkenntnisse / Computer skills

Strong skills in various operating systems e.g Windows

Spezielle Anforderungen / Special requirements

Deadline for application: February 1st, 2018.Candidates are invited to send their letter of motivation, CV, contact details of two referees, and the abstract of their Master thesis in a single PDF document to

Wir bieten / We offer

The salary is according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation and University of Zurich, with funding guaranteed for 4 years.

Stellenantritt / This position opens on

March 2018

Auskunft erteilt / More information

Dr. Elke Schneebeli


Bewerbungen / Application

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Paläontologisches Institut und Museum
Karl Schmid Strasse 4
8006 Zürich