15 Studentships in Climate, Earth and Biosciences
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Date and time: 
Thu, 2015-03-12 15:38
Location / Venue: 

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands

The MarieCurie Excellent Training Network PRIDE (Drivers of Pontocaspian biodiversity Rise and Demise) is seeking to recruit 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to be hosted in ten top institutes across Germany, the Netherlands, Romania and the United Kingdom. The PRIDE programme offers a unique opportunity to engage deeply in multidisciplinary research involving climate, geology and biosciences. The work involves considerable fieldwork in collaboration with leading institutes in Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Turkey.

The programme is a joint network of academic and industrial partners exposing you to very different work practices and cultures.

We will work on understanding the drivers of past biodiversity change and the current biodiversity crisis in Socalled Pontocaspian biota. Currently the unique aquatic faunas of the Pontocaspian region (Caspian Sea, northern Black Sea, lakes in Turkey and the Balkans) are suffering dramatic decline. But the fauna has witnessed many biodiversity crises in its two million year history. By studying the development of lake basins and the faunas in the past two million years we want to learn what the drivers of Pontocaspian biodiversity change are and what the outlook of the current biodiversity crisis is.

Therefore we are seeking excellent candidates for 15 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions for a period of 3 years, starting in september 2015.


Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2017-12-29 15:38
Contact Person: 

Prof. Daniel Olago