|Salary:||£31,866 to £33,797 per annum|
|Placed On:||4th May 2021|
|Closes:||1st June 2021|
Contract Type: Fixed term for a period of 30 months (start date to be agreed)
Closing Date: 1 June 2021
We have an exciting opportunity in the University of Sheffield for someone with a passion for palaeontology looking to use their palynological skills to make an impact in our understanding of the Devonian Mass Extinctions. You will work with Professor Charles Wellman on a recently awarded NERC Standard Grant ‘The End Devonian Mass Extinctions’. One of the aims of the project is to study palynomorph diversity through the Devonian sequences of northern Spain and interpret biodiversity changes associated with known geological events.
You will be to undertake a detailed taxonomic analysis of marine elements (acritarchs and chitinozoans) of palynological preparations from throughout the Spanish Devonian sequences and to conduct a series of biodiversity studies. Fieldwork will be undertaken with a team of geoscientists that are also analyzing the sedimentology and geochemistry of the same sequences. You will collaborate closely with the diverse team of geoscientists (including modelers) integrating different datasets in a detailed analysis of the Devonian Mass Extinctions. This exciting opportunity will enable you to develop your research portfolio working with an international team of experts. Educated to Ph.D. level the successful candidate will be a palynologist with extensive experience working with Palaeozoic acritarchs and chitinozoans.
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