Two PhD Student Positions in Coral ClimatologyExternal

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Contact: Dr Henry C Wu
E-mail: henry.wu [at]
Deadline: January 31, 2019
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The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) are seeking two highly motivated students to pursue PhD degrees in Coral Climatology. The offered positions will have 36 months of full support from 1 April, 2019.

Project description

Project OASIS will investigate the development of ocean acidification over the past few hundred years in the  tropical oceans by analyzing boron isotopes in  long-lived tropical corals. The project aims to reconstruct the  global development of ocean  acidification, rates  of pH  change, carbonate chemistry, and sea surface temperature/salinity of our tropical oceans before and after  the Industrial Revolution. These dynamic results will provide valuable data  to understand the levels of C02 penetrating into the oceans and draw conclusions on the  changes  as it relates to tropical climate drivers and forcings.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a Master relevant degree in (marine) environmental sciences, such as geology, biology, ecology, biochemistry, oceanography or comparable disciplines. The ideal applicants will also have experience in stable isotope geochemistry, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, or a background in climate science. These candidates must have good analytical skills and an understanding of lab work. For additional information, please contact Dr. Henry C. Wu (henry [dot] wuatleibniz-zmt [dot] de (henry [dot] wuatleibniz-zmt [dot] de)).


Applications are due by January 31, 2019, and must be sent as a single PDF file via e-mail with the subject "95  - OASIS" to Ms. Lena Oehlmann (bewerbungatleibniz-zmt [dot] de)