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Geology and Geochemistry PhD opportunity in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Melbourne
An exciting Geology and Geochemistry PhD opportunity in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Melbourne to characterise the geology and geochemistry of Murujuga rock art to understand desert varnish formation and preservation. The Murujuga Rock Art Dating Project is a collaboration with Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation, industry and academia. Primary supervision by Prof Janet Hergt, co-supervision by myself and Prof Jo McDonald- see details below. Please forward to networks and potential candidates. Interested candidates please contact Prof Janet Hergt.
Geological and Geochemical controls on the production and preservation of Murujuga rock art, W.A.
Project: The Dampier Archipelago (Murujuga) is on Australia’s National Heritage List because of its significant rock art and stone features. The ARC Linkage project is applying the best scientific knowledge to understand when the islands formed, model environmental and climate changes from landscape proxies and refocus attention on direct-dating the engravings and stone features of this unique cultural estate. The project is a collaboration between the Aboriginal community, Industry and academy: https://www.crarm.uwa.edu.au/murujuga-dating
Central to the production of the engravings has been the development of dark rock coatings of ‘desert varnish’. Importantly, this desert varnish is not ubiquitous and one goal this PhD will be to characterise the geology and geochemistry of the ‘art canvases’ to establish how desert varnish forms and what controls its preservation. What petrological or environmental characteristics made some lithologies more likely to develop desert varnish than others? How compositionally variable are these coatings and for how much longer are they likely to survive?
Skills required: This HDR candidate must have an excellent Honours degree and/or Masters in Geology and/or Geochemistry and an interest in archaeology. This PhD project will focus on geological mapping at a range of Murujuga rock art complexes with a focus on the characterisation of geochemical variations in desert varnish to reveal any association within and between different lithologies. Other petrographic, geographic and environmental preservation factors affecting the persistence of desert varnish through time will also be explored. This candidate will work within a multidisciplinary team based at the University of Melbourne and collaborate closely with colleagues at the University of Western Australia.
Support: The applicant will receive a full stipend (living allowance) of $32,200 per year (increased annually). A relocation grant for candidates moving from States or Territories other than Victoria, or from other countries, may be available. All costs of the project are covered by funds from the Project (this includes flights to remote locations, field accommodation, sample preparation and analytical costs).
Research Environment: The University of Melbourne is a leader in the application of geochemical approaches to better understand the development of rock-art coatings and employs world-class facilities to tackle archaeological problems. You will join a lively, diverse and collegial network of post-graduate researchers in the School of Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and will benefit from regular group mentoring and peer-connection through School and Faculty Early Career Researcher Networks and workshops. You will also be an important member of the broader ARC Linkage Project, working closely with colleagues from the University of Western Australia and Indigenous custodians of the Murujuga sites.
How to apply? Application reviews will assess the eligibility of candidates to apply for a post-graduate scholarship through the Faculty of Science of the University of Melbourne. Depending on the quality of the applicant, and if they are successful in winning a scholarship they could also receive a cash top-up to their stipend. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) academic transcripts and 4) the names and contact details of two referees via email to Professor Emeritus Janet Hergt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for application: September 17th, 2020
Ikerbasque – Basque Foundation for Science
Ikerbasque has launched a new international call to hire 10 permanent researchers
This call is open to both:
- Established researchers, with 8 to 12 years of postdoctoral experience, will obtain a permanent position as Research Associates.
- Senior leading researchers, with longer research experience, will obtain a permanent position as Research Professors.
Selected candidates will carry out their research in one of the universities of research institutions of the Basque Country.
These positions are financed by the Basque Government, the European Commission and the host institution where the researcher will develop her/his research: therefore, the acceptance letter of the host institution is mandatory.
Researchers are expected to perform independent research. They should be capable of attracting competitive funding and
leading their own research lines.
Applications from women are especially welcome.
The applicants must have their PhD completed before January 2012.
More information and applications:
Wildlife and disease management researcher (postdoc)_ENETWILD project _
Start Date: As soon as possible (20th June)
Enetwild is a European network of wildlife professionals capable of providing reliable data on species distribution and abundance of selected host species and their pathogens.
Risk assessment for some pathogens of interest for humans and livestock requires the availability of presence and abundance data on wild species which can represent reservoirs for pathogens. Many European countries and organizations collect spatial data on distribution and abundance of wildlife, but each one has its own
specific characteristics with respect to the methodology used, the type of data acquired, the repository implemented and their accessibility.
Through ENETWILD (www.enetwild.com), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) funds this project to collect comparable data at European level in order to analyze risks of diseases shared between wildlife, livestock and humans; data that are also essential in conservation and wildlife management.
This project attempts to improve the European capacities for monitoring of wildlife population, developing standards for data collection, validation and, finally, create and promote a data repository. The objectives that ENETWILD will develop during next years are specifically focused on wild boar, other wild ungulates and carnivores.
They are seeking a wildlife and disease management researcher (postdoc) to assist in literature review and developing research protocols for designing studies / pilot trials to evaluate:
1. The impact of reducing the wild boar population densities in relation to transmission of African swine fever virus (ASFV)
2. The natural ecology and behavior of wild boar to improve effectiveness of wild boar population management
This report will play a key role in the management of wild boar in European policies, specifically by working to reduce and prevent the pread of ASF. Responsible for report drafting, you will have a PhD or equivalent level qualification in wildlife ecology, management and/or diseases, strong technical skills and proven experience of working in the field. You will also have an understanding of a range of species (mainly ungulates), habitat and management issues. You will be skilled in providing strategic advice and technical input to the design,
development, implementation and drafting scientific reports and papers. You will be skilled in Geographic Information Systems,
statistics, wildlife population abundance estimation and the use of camera traps. The post holder will be required to provide support to the project team in order to publish scientific papers. You will also be a skilled communicator in English, who is capable of communicating technical information to a broad range of audiences and enjoy working in a dynamic environment where the ability to respond swiftly to changing organizational and team needs is paramount.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Start Date: As soon as possible (20th June)
Contract Type: Posdoc position according to University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain)
Net Salary: approx. 2100-euro month (net)
Location: Ciudad Real (Spain), tele job is partially possible, and stays with partners of the consortium if needed
Duration: 8 months year fixed-term contract, and possibility to renew
1. Work with the Project Manager and partners staff to review literature and developing research protocols for designing studies /pilot trials to evaluate:
• The impact of reducing the wild boar population densities in relation to transmission of African swine fever virus (ASFV)
• The natural ecology and behavior of wild boar to improve effectiveness of wild boar population management
2. Draft the report (first version by end of 2021)
3. Collaborate in organizing a meeting with international experts on wild boar management and policy making, preparing the topics of discussion in advance
4. Work as part of the team to develop and implement work plans, taking into account the tasks of existing specific contracts
5. Lead and coordinate work with specialists on the topic to collate
and analyze data on wild boar ecology and management
6. Deliver technical reports
7. Build and maintain key partnerships and relationships with interest groups and partners
8. Maintain regular and effective communications with partners and collaborators
9. Ensure that own work complies with EFSA operating standards, policies and procedures, and with contract and grant requirements
10. Ensure that field operations with collaborators (camera trap surveys) are performed
11. With agreement of the Project Manager and partners, perform any other tasks that may be requested from time to time that are appropriate to your skills and experience.
Essential Desirable Skills
* Technical skills in one of the following: veterinary, biology
* Strong field skills in at least one of the following: wildlife (ungulate) management; wildlife (ungulate) diseases
* Strong verbal communication, presentation and networking skills
* Strong written communication skills, including report and proposal writing
* Strong prioritization and time management skills, with ability to work to multiple deadlines and a clear focus on delivery of results
* Strong desk-research and analysis skills
* Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Outlook and Excel
* Advanced GIS and Statistics
* Fluency in and English (spoken and written)
• Experience of collating and analyzing wild ungulate population data
Knowledge and experience
* Substantial professional experience in wild ungulate management, conservation, including development and implementation of projects
* Expertise in areas of wild ungulate management that would complement the existing team – specifically population and sanitary surveys
* Working with government agencies and hunters
• Understanding of the statutory and regulatory frameworks of wildlife and disease management in Europe
* Commitment to Enetwild and EFSA mission and vision
* Rigorous and diligent approach to work
* Ability to work under pressure and to deal with challenges in a positive way
* Team player, demonstrating ability to seek out and harness the views and contributions of others
* Self-starter, able to work well under own initiative
* Ability to build positive individual and organizational relationships
* Ability to work within a multi-cultural environment
HOW TO APPLY
Applications, consisting of a covering letter explaining why you are applying for the position and relating your experience and skills to the role, a full CV, and contact details for two referees (who will not be approached without your permission) should be submitted via email to Office Manager via email at email@example.com . Please mark your application ‘Wild boar specialist`. An official call will be published by the University of Castilla-La
Mancha, which will indicate the closing date for applications and the bureaucratic process to present the application.
Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us, please assume that you have
not been successful on this occasion.
Deadline for application: January 5th, 2020
Faculty positions at the Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University
The Department of Geosciences at NTU is looking to fill one or more faculty positions. Specializations are open, but candidates with expertise in the following fields are particularly encouraged to apply:
(1) Structural and field geology
(2) Sedimentology and stratigraphy
(3) Mineralogy and petrology
(4) Geological resources or hydro- and applied geology
National Taiwan University ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide (QS 2019), and Taipei was recently named the World’s Friendliest and Safest City for Expats (InterNations 2018). Within Taipei there is easy access, through a world class transit system, to a vibrant city life and to numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, snorkeling, fishing and mountain biking. The Department of Geosciences offers a dynamic and supportive working environment with a wide range of state-of-the-art research facilities. Generous start-up funding is available for new faculty members.