The Department Marine Geology of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) is currently offering a part-time PhD position within the Leibniz-SAW network BaltRap. The position is available to the successful condidate at their earliest convenience. The national BaltRap network - “The Baltic Sea and its Southern Lowlands: Proxyenvironment interactions in times of Rapid changes” - is a project funded in the frame of the Leibniz Competition 2017. BaltRap aims to comprehensively understand the impact of climate change in the southern Baltic Sea region during the Holocene by integrating high-resolution marine (sediments) and terrestrial (lake sediments and tree rings) proxy archives.
The successful applicant will be expected to enjoy working in a diverse scientific team bridging terrestrial/limnic and marine science in paleoenvironmental research. The PhD student will work on the topics of sedimentary proxy formation and application in both marine and limnic environments by applying inorganic/organic geochemical and sedimentological methods. The project will be jointly supervised by marine and terrestrial scientists. Candidates should hold very good/good MSc in geology, chemistry, or marine environmental sciences.