15 PhD Positions in EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ITN project MoSaiQC: Modular Systems for advanced integrated Quantum Clocks
Ongeveer 11 uur geleden - Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) - Amsterdam
Utrecht University and NIOZ are looking for a PhD candidate. Interested? Read more and apply here.
The Netherlands Earth System Science Centre (NESSC) is currently looking to fill 13 PhD positions with excellent, talented, enthusiastic, highly motivated and goal-oriented candidates, with a no-nonsense mentality. The ideal candidates are interested in past and/or current climate research, are highly motivated to perform research in an excellent, exciting and international working environment, and are committed to a fully-funded 4-year PhD track.
The project Developing new methods for reconstructing ancient PCO2 concentrations will be hosted at NIOZ. Reconstruction of the past oceanic carbonate system remains an important challenge in Earth System Sciences. The stable carbon isotopic composition of crenarchaeol, the biomarker lipid of Thaumarchaeota, has the potential for reconstructing the 13C of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) and PCO2 in sediments where carbonates are poorly preserved. However, for this novel GC based methods need to be developed to analyze the isotopic composition of crenarchaeol. In this project we will develop this new methodology and apply it to cultures, modern environmental samples and core top and sediment core samples. Together with the 13C content of other (general) biomarker lipids, this method could yield reliable paleo PCO2 reconstructions, also in areas and time intervals where carbonates are absent. The new methodology will also be used for other compounds and isotope systems to develop new proxies.
The selected candidates will be offered a full-time PhD position at one of the NESSC institutes, initially for one year. The first formal assessment will be held between month 10 and 16 of employment, if found positive the ESR will be offered the full 48 months of PhD employment.
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NESSC is a so-called Gravitation Program, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW). The programme is co-funded with a grant that has been awarded from the Europen Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme: the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND program, grant agreement No 847504. Please click here for general information about NESSC and here for NESSC research.
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