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Dear colleagues,

Please, pass this mail on to interested students.

Thanks,
Cornelia Spiegel


The University of Bremen (Department of Geosciences) is offering upon  
release of budgetary funding

2 Ph.D. positions for 3 years
Salary group 13 TV-L 1/2

The respective projects are part of the DFG Priority Program 1158  
?Antarctic Research with Comparable Investigations in Arctic Sea Ice  
Areas ?, and will be carried out in cooperation with the Alfred  
Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the Federal  
Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR).
The project aims to reconstruct the uplift and exhumation history of  
the West Antarctic Rift system in the vicinity of the Ross Sea in  
response to tectonic and climatic changes. Both positions involve a  
participation in a two-month Antarctic expedition during the Austral  
summer 2009/10. Target areas are the Transantarctic Mountains of  
northern Victoria Land (terrestrial field campaign) and the coast of  
Marie Byrd Land (Cruise on Research Vessel ?Polarstern?). The full  
project proposals are available on request. For more information  
contact Dr. Frank Lisker (Transantarctic Mountains,  
[log in to unmask]) or Prof. Cornelia Spiegel (Marie Byrd Land,  
[log in to unmask]).

The Ph.D. candidates will be responsible for structural mapping and  
sampling in the field, for analysing the samples by fission track and  
other isotopic dating techniques, and to interpret and model the  
generated data.

The University of Bremen seeks to increase the number of women in  
research and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. Disabled  
applicants will be given priority in case of equivalent aptitude.

Requirements are a diploma or master degree in Geosciences or a  
related field, strong analytical skills, good language skills in  
English, the ability to do field work in polar, mountainous areas and  
to participate in expeditions aboard research vessels, and the  
willingness to cooperate in an international team. Methodological  
knowledge of thermochronological dating methods is an advantage but  
not a prerequisite.

Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV,  
copies of degree certificates, and addresses of two references until  
the 31st of August to: G. Haack, Fachbereich 5 ? Geowissenschaften,  
Universitšt Bremen, PF 330 440, 28334 BREMEN, Germany, or via email to  
[log in to unmask] Please, indicate if you have any preference for  
one of the two positions.


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Neue Telefonnummer! New phone number!

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Spiegel
Universitaet Bremen
Fachbereich 5 - Geowissenschaften
Postfach 330 440
28334 Bremen - Germany

Phone:  +49 421 218 65280
Fax:    +49 421 218 3993
E-mail: [log in to unmask]