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Monday, March 5, 2012

PhD or Postdoc Position in Paleoclimatology (Sclerochronology)

The Department of Paleontology, Institute of Geosciences at the University of Mainz (Germany) is pleased to announce a temporary job opening for a highly motivated and highly qualified PhD student or postdoctoral researcher. The objective is to better understand climate dynamics in the extratropical North Atlantic during the last millennium (for details...)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Geotech Engineers & Engineering Geologists


The geological make-up of New Zealand offers exposure to new, interesting and challenging geotechnical issues and solutions. If you would thrive on taking up those challenges, and have been thinking about a move to New Zealand, now is the time to act! (For details...)

Research assistant in the field of sediment-based paleoclimatology

The 'Quaternary Geology and Paleoclimatology' group at the Institute of Geological Sciences of the University of Bern, Switzerland, is looking for a research assistant (postdoctoral level) in the field of sediment-based paleoenvironmental reconstructions. A focus should be given to paleoclimatologic studies on various temporal (i.e. Quaternary) and spatial scales using a variety of geological archives, such as marine and especially lacustrine sediments (For details...)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Faculty position in Neotectonics, Remote-Sensing, and Geodynamics

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Geology and Geophysics in the area of Neotectonics, Remote-Sensing, and Geodynamics to begin September, 2012.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Professor Augusto Gansser, http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Professor Augusto Gansser, who has died aged 101, was a Swiss geologist and adventurer whose explorations led to new insights about the origins of great mountain ranges and the sources of petroleum.

Monday, January 30, 2012

MSA Workshop / DMG Shortcourse on "Application of Diffusion Studies to the determination of timescales in Petrology and Geochemistry"

That course is directed at petrologists, geochemists and planetary scientists interested in retrieving information on timescales of processes from their rocks. Such information might include the residence times of magmas in their reservoirs, the cooling- or exhumation rates of rocks, the duration of terrestrial or extra-terrestrial (e.g. parent bodies of meteorites) metamorphism, the duration of fluid flow (e.g. metasomatism by fluids / melts in the crust or mantle), and the evaluation and application of closure temperatures. Our focus will be high temperature processes. Therefore "high temperature Thermochronometry" or "Geospeedometry" are related keywords that may describe the course contents.

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