Post-Doctoral Researcher, Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork
June 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:€43,908 - €50,302
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Post-Doctoral Researcher, Environmental Research Institute

2 Years, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position Summary

Project description: The successful candidate will explore the ecologic and climatic signatures of a major mass extinction event. Data collection will be conducted both in the field and in the lab, and will focus on: 1, plant micro- and mesofossils; and 2, geochemical proxies of past climate change. Building upon previously collected fossil and geochemical data sets, this project will form an integral part of a growing research collaboration between Ireland, Australia, Sweden, France and the USA.

Research environment: The Cork Palaeontology Group (CPG) is a vibrant and supportive community of palaeontology researchers with a broad range of expertise. The CGP consists of 18 researchers or research support staff, and hosts a range of cutting-edge facilities. In 2023, the CPG was awarded University College Cork's “Research Team of the Year”. The Postdoctoral Researcher would join the Mass Extinction Group (led by Principal Investigator, Dr Chris Mays) explores the complex interrelationships between climate stressors and continental ecosystems. The Mass Extinction Group regularly publishes in high-prestige journals, including Science, Nature Communications, Geology and Earth-Science Reviews.

Project Title: The causes and consequences of deep-time land ecosystem collapse

Post Duration: 2 years

Salary: €43,908 - €50,302 (IUA PD1 Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Chris Mays, Lecturer, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 490 4501; Email: [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time ) on Friday, 21st June 2024.

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

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Contact Person : Dr. Chris Mays Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 077271 Contact Number : + 353 (0) 21 490 4501 Close Date : 21-Jun-2024 12:00

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