Research positions: any discipline

University of Konstanz
University of Konstanz
Konstanz, Germany
Three 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships (any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz)
The University of Konstanz, with its “Institutional Strategy to Promote Top-Level Research”, has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments. The Zukunftskolleg is a central…
Read more Published 2017-05-22 | Closing on 2017-06-13
University of Konstanz
University of Konstanz
Konstanz, Germany
Two 5-year Research Fellowships (any discipline represented) & one 5-year Hector Pioneer Fellowship (in the STEM fields)
The University of Konstanz, with its “Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research,” has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments. The Zukunftskolleg is a central…
Read more Published 2017-05-22 | Closing on 2017-06-13

 

Research positions on biogeochemistry, ethohydraulics, permafrost, soil and molecular biology

ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Post-doctoral fellow in biogeochemistry of river systems
  The Research Group on Aquatic Chemistry at ETH Zurich and Eawag conducts research on biogeochemical processes in freshwater systems. The team combines chemical sensors, stable isotope methods and numerical modeling to quantify pathways and…
Read more Published 2017-06-22 | Closing on 2017-08-15
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Doctoral position on “Ethohydraulics of small fish in streams”
  The Institute of Environmental Engineering (IfU) together with the Laboratory for Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), both in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at ETH Zurich, are seeking a dynamic and motivated doctoral student…
Read more Published 2017-06-22
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Head of Research Unit “Snow and Permafrost”
  WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF   The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF is part of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and thus of the ETH Domain. WSL focuses on the sustainable use and…
Read more Published 2017-06-22
Ghent University
Ghent University
Gent, Belgium
Assistant – Soil Management
Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and…
Read more Published 2017-06-22 | Closing on 2017-07-11
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
‘t Horntje, Netherlands
Postdoc Viral Molecular Biology (POMVIDDY project)
The department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry (MMB; department chair prof. dr. J.S. Sinninghe Damsté), is looking for a postdoc with a solid scientific background in (meta)genomics to help us unravel the diversity and activity of polar marine viruses and their hosts…
Read more Published 2017-06-21 | Closing on 2017-08-15
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
‘t Horntje, Netherlands
PhD-student Polar Viral Diversity & Dynamics
The department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry (MMB; department chair prof. dr. J.S. Sinninghe Damsté), is looking for a committed PhD-student to help us elucidate the diversity and activity of polar marine viruses and their hosts within the project “Polar marine…
Read more Published 2017-06-21 | Closing on 2017-08-15
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
‘t Horntje, Netherlands
PhD-student Marine Viral Ecology
The department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry (MMB; department chair prof. dr. J.S. Sinninghe Damsté), is looking for a highly-motivated PhD-student to help unravel the role of viral lysis in the iron cycle in the Antarctic Ocean within the project “Iron…
Read more Published 2017-06-21 | Closing on 2017-08-15

 

Agri-activism volunteer (Wales)

One position for Agri-Activism activities in Wales between 17th July and 9th October 2017.

Agri-Activism placement is a great opportunity to learn all about sustainable and community agriculture, meet other activists and visit beautiful coastline of Wales.

Travel, accommodation and food costs costs will be covered by Friends of the Earth Europe throughout the placement.

Video with a great insight into Gerald’s farm day to day life, and what the project is about here:

More information and how to apply here: http://www.foeeurope.org/yfoee /agri-activism-opportunity-201 7

Science4Refugees Workshop: European Research with a view to integrating refugees

Next 15-16 March 2017, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation will organise the Science4Refugees (S4R) workshop “European Research with a view to integrating refugees” in Brussels (AREA 42. 46A, rue des Palais, 1030). The workshop will bring together researchers and refugees with an academic research profile and representatives of institutions to discuss ways of successfully integrating refugees into the culture of the host institutions. The objective of the S4R workshop is to facilitate this integration by learning from and informing about existing matchmaking mechanisms at national level; good practices to optimise the communication process between refugees and potential employers; and to stimulate an open dialogue between all stakeholders involved, thereby boosting refugee researcher careers.

Seats are limited. Registration HERE. Travel arrangements can only be accommodated if you are travelling from an European country.

Career Workshop 2017

“With the right ingredients, life seems to form very quickly” Mark Harrison

The origin of life started much earlier than scientists thought. The 19th of October 2015,  a research supporting that our planet’s first form of life was originated at least 4.1 billion years ago was published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That means 300 million years earlier than previous research suggested, shortly after, almost instantaneously, the planet formed (4.54 billion years ago) and prior to the massive bombardment of the inner solar system that formed the moon’s large craters (3.9 billion years ago).

Scientists had long believed the Earth was dry and desolate during that time period. However, the new research, carried out in UCLA, showed that the planet was probably much more like it is today than previously thought. Simple life appears to have formed quickly and it would evolve to photosynthesize after many millions of years.

The scientists identified and revealed primary inclusions in a mineral, namely dark specks contained in zircons, that were analyzed with Raman spectroscopy. The zircons had a specific ratio of carbon-12 to carbon-13 that indicates the presence of photosynthetic life. The graphite is older than the zircon containing it, being the latter 4.1 billion-years old.

Video: Dark specks contained in zircons.

Read more here

15 PhD positions on the Resource Recovery

The EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie MSCA-ETN Project NEW-MINE (Resource Recovery Through Enhanced Landfill Mining) is looking for candidates to conduct funded PhDs on the Resource Recovery Through Enhanced Landfill Mining. The project lies on a consortium of high profile universities, research institutions and companies located in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy and UK.

Information and applications can be found in the website of new-mine.