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Applicants should hold a Master's degree or equivalent by 15 January 2019, with strong background in earth science and an interest in paleoclimate. An advanced knowledge of geochemistry, including laboratory experience, is essential, together with a strong motivation to learn and develop new techniques. Experience in oceanography or paleoceanography, micropaleontology, or climate/paleoclimate would be advantageous. Solid quantitative skills and data management and organization are expected, along with written and spoken fluency in English. Candidates should be passionate about science and motivated to produce innovative, top-quality research. Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently. Candidates should also contribute to synergy in the research team intellectually and in shared responsibility for lab infrastructure and instrumentation. All PhD candidates at ETH Zurich contribute a small fraction of their time to undergraduate teaching. Our group is committed to high quality teaching and to mentoring the next generation of educators in implementing effective teaching practices.
The successful candidates will work principally in the analytical facilities of the Climate Geology group, with access to instrumentation in other research groups in the department and ETH such as the microscopy center Scope M. Candidates should be open to travel to other research labs for short stays to gain complementary expertise.