The Posidonia Shale is one of the classic European fossil lagerstätten. It has been intensively sampled for both invertebrate and vertebrate fossils for over 400 years, resulting in extensive museum collections, one of the largest of which is housed at the SMNS. The doctoral student (m/f/d) is expected to scientifically focus on the evolution of ontogenies in Posidonia Shale marine reptiles (ichthyosaurs) with the goal of understanding how growth and development vary with species and change over evolutionary time in these marine reptiles.
The project will be supervised by Dr. Erin Maxwell
The successful candidate is expected to have
an M.Sc./Diploma degree or equivalent in biology or palaeontology by the time of the commencement of the project
strong English language skills in both speaking and writing
research experience dealing with fossil marine reptiles is an asset
ability to work both independently (including field work) and in a team
organizational skills and flexibility
deutsch - englisch
Dauer: 3 Jahre
Vergütung: 50 % E 13 TV-L
Anzahl der Plätze: 1
Angaben zum Unternehmen
The State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart (SMNS) is an internationally renowned research institution with extensive palaeontological and neontological collections. The museum is seeking to the earliest possible date a highly motivated student with an interest in vertebrate palaeontology and palaeoecology to fill a three year PhD position funded by the SMNS.