Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Geology
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's
top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than
8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts
to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
It is widely recognized that the expansion of silica biomineralization in
the oceans has affected the evolutionary competition for dissolved Si. There
is a widely accepted idea that the appearance of siliceous organisms
contributed to a marine DSi decline in the late-Precambrian/early Phanerozoic,
based largely on inferences from chert petrology, but direct evidence for this
event is missing. The Ediacaran-Cambrian is a critical period when the
earliest siliceous fossils (siliceous sponges and radiolarians) are
recorded, accompanied by fluctuations in marine redox conditions, terrigenous
inputs, climate and biological innovations. The aim of this project is to
explore the silicon cycle evolution through the Ediacaran-Cambrian periods and
its interaction with other geological/biological processes.
The main duties involved in this post-doctoral position is to conduct
research. Teaching may also be included, but no more than 20% of working
hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training
in higher education teaching and learning.
Investigate changes in reverse weathering intensity during the late-
Use scanning electron microscope applying SEM-EDS) to determine elemental
Measure C, S, Si, Sr, and O isotopes and mapping with Raman spectroscopy.
Investigate the preservation of sponge silica from different sediment
Administration related to the work duties listed above.
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a
PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject
of the position, completed no more than three years before the date of
employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have
been completed earlier.
A PhD in Geology with specialization in paleobiology.
Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
Determine clay mineralogy using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and
with electron backscatter diffraction (EDS).
Measure C, S, Si, Sr, and O isotopes to investigate geological process
Experience in working with samples from marine sediment archives.
Knowledge to connect variation in biomineralisation of organisms with the
biogeochemical changes in the environment.
Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The
position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the
applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and
potential as researchers.
Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.
For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the
A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and
independence, and how the applicant's experience and skills complement and
strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to
contribute to its future development.
Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 3 years. The
period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om
tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term
employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-
SandOFR/S, dated 1stFebruary 2022.
Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file
CV, including a list of publications,
A general description of past research including knowledge and experience
regarding the requirements for the position (no more than two pages).
Contact information of at least two references,
Copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades
that you wish to be considered.
The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology,
Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental
Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the
northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD
students and 700 employees.
The Department of Geology has a long and successful history of research with
an international reputation throughout the entire geological field and offers
nationally leading undergraduate programmes at Bachelor's and Master's levels.
About 40 researchers/teachers and 20 research students are active at the
department, which consists of two sub-departments: Quaternary Sciences and
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment November 1st or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2022/3046
Daniel Conley, professor, +46462220449,firstname.lastname@example.org
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 07.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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