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PhD-Position wanted in Astrobiology:

Below, open positions are listed that have been forwarded by an EANA member. Additional job offers can be found for example at:

  1. PhD Position in Evaporites Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Zurich
    The Isotope Geochemistry Group of the Institute for Geochemistry and Petrology invites applications for a PhD position to explore the Mg and Sr stable isotope signature in evaporitic sequences.
    The project includes a study of modern and ancient evaporites via experiments, fieldwork, and laboratory analyses of natural samples. It is aimed at developing new archives for seawater isotope composition of Mg and stable-Sr and at using these archives to reconstruct past variations in these isotope compositions of the ocean.

    The position is funded for four years by the Swiss National Science Foundation. It includes mainly geochemistry laboratory work as well as two field trips for sampling (in Italy and Israel), sedimentary and petrological study of the sequences, data analysis and modeling and outcomes communication (in conferences and papers). The position offers the student an excellent training in a world-leading Earth’s surface group and laboratory as well as collaborations with geoscientists from different countries.

  2. AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships
    Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) is pleased to announce that up to15 AIAS-COFUND fel-lowships are available for the most talented researchers from around the world. The scheme is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (grant agreement no 754513) and Aarhus University Research Foundation.

    The AIAS-COFUND II Fellowship Programme Applicants can choose their research topic freely within all academic areas. The duration of a fellowship varies from 6 up to 36 months, with commencement dates either on 1 October 2020 or 1 February 2021. A fellowship includes a competitive salary, funding for travel and reasonable research expenses. The programme encompasses two types of fellowships:
    • AIAS-COFUND Junior Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers with a career experience of 2-10 years. Fellowship duration: 12-36 months.
    • AIAS-COFUND Senior Fellowships for researchers with a career experience of 10+ years. Fellowship duration: 6-18 months.
    Please note: Years of research experience are counted from the date of completion of the PhD.

    Applications must be submitted online via:

    Deadline for application: 2020-01-17
    Webpage: Documents/Aarhus19.pdf

  3. Research assistant (PhD student/praedoc) reference code: OREOcube-Exocube
    Subject to funding approval, we offer a research assistant position within the project OREOcube-Exocube in the “Experimental Biophysics and Space Sciences” group of Dr. A. Elsaesser in the Physics Department of Freie Universität Berlin. OREOcube-Exocube is an exposure platform for the International Space Station and will allow for the study of the effects of the space environment on samples ranging from simple organic molecules and so-called biomarkers to unicellular organisms and their components. UV-Vis and infrared spectroscopy will be the main tools to monitor radiation damage and photochemical reactions of organic molecules, while additional samples can be monitored via colourimetric and fluorescence measurements. The work on the project entails the opportunity to earn a PhD degree at the Freie Universität Berlin. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary research in the fields of biophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology and space sciences. A solid background in physics or chemistry is of advantage. Main tasks will involve the preparation and characterisation of samples for the OREOcube-Exocube platform, exposure to simulated solar radiation and sample characterisation via spectroscopic and other methods. The candidate will be involved in current collaborations with the German Space Agency (DLR), the European Space and Technology Centre (ESTEC/ESA) and NASA Ames Research Center.

    Application deadline: 2020-01-06