Marie-Sklodowska-Curie funded 15 PhD positions (ETN ‘4D-REEF’)


Applicants are invited for 15 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers,” ESRs) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network as a part of the MSCA ETN ‘4D-REEF’

Eligibility criteria EU eligibility criteria for candidates: Candidates can be of any nationality, but in order to be eligible for the positions the following criteria apply to all applicants: 1) The applicant shall at the time of recruitment be in the first four years of his/her research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. 2) The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.

Candidates profile: Candidates must hold a master degree in Earth and/or Life sciences or other relevant topics for the project.

Specific selection criteria are indicated with the individual projects.

ESR 1 – University of Aveiro (Portugal)
Composition and function of sediment microbial communities in coral reef environments (will open soon)

ESR 2 – Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Netherlands)
Temporal dynamics in benthic foraminifera assemblages in Holocene to modern turbid coral reefs: integrating morphological with molecular techniques

ESR 3 – The Natural History Museum (United Kingdom)
Composition and ecology of microgastropod assemblages in relation to reef habitat quality

ESR 4 – Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (Germany)
Habitat structure and spatial ecology in modern turbid reefs (position already closing 26 august 2019)

ESR 5 – Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (Germany)
Ecological implications of shifts from hard corals to turf algae in modern turbid reefs

ESR 6 – University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Modelling environmental controls on coral species distribution in the Coral Triangle

ESR 7 – Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Netherlands)
Quantifying Neogene habitat variability in the Coral Triangle

ESR 8 – Ocean-Maps GmbH (Austria)
Visualizing scientific data of the underwater in three and four dimensions

ESR 9 – The Natural History Museum (United Kingdom)
Growth rates, bioerosion, and the diversity of reef corals

ESR 10 – Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (Germany)
Depositional modelling and sequence stratigraphy of greenhouse Pliocene reefs

ESR 11 – University of Granada (Spain)
Historical assessment of coralline algae as triggers for coral settlement

ESR 12 – Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Netherlands)
Assessing current and past reef accretion rates in turbid reefs off Makassar (Sulawesi, Indonesia)

ESR 13 – Goethe Universität Frankfurt (Germany)
Seasonally-resolved palaeoenvironmental time-series from micro sampled corals, molluscs and foraminifera

ESR 14 – Deltares (the Netherlands)
Using past and current reef response to physical stressors for model-based forecasting of reef distribution

ESR 15 – University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Modelling climate, oceanography, and carbonate production of corals in the Pliocene

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