Position Available: Postdoctoral Fellow in Antarctic Paleoclimatology

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia


- Two-year Postdoctoral Fellow position in Antarctic paleoclimatology. - Integrated International project team focused on developing advances in determining past sea ice records. - Multidisciplinary project across diatom taxonomy, biogeochemistry and the determination of past Antarctic climatic states.


The Postdoctoral Fellow position is framed around marine biogeochemistry with an emphasis on diatom fossil and biogeochemical markers in Antarctic seafloor sediments. The position aims specifically to compare and understand the link between highly-branched isoprenoid (HBI) preservation in sediments to that of the fossil record of diatoms in cores from Antarctica, in an effort to extend the record of past sea-ice cover beyond the late Quaternary. The project interfaces, and is entwined with, studies on the modern understanding of HBI content and genetic markers in Southern Ocean diatoms with collaborators across Australia, the United Kingdom and France.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the supervision of Associate Professor Leanne Armand. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely with the team of academic and technical staff members involved in the ARC Discovery Project Interactions of the Totten Glacier with the Southern Ocean through multiple glacial cycles. They will also liaise and collaborate with Centre of Excellence partners at ANU and other universities and organisations, and the SCAR Scientific Research Programme PAIS (Past Antarctic Ice Sheet dynamics) community to improve our understanding of climate variability and extremes in the Antarctic.


Applications close 22 July 2018 23:55 Australian Eastern Standard Time.

For detail on the full position description and selection criteria please view the official on line posting at: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/525235/postdoctoral-fellow

No applications will be accepted nor considered unless through the official ANU jobs portal and addressing all requirements and criteria.

Further information

Informal questions can be directed to Leanne Armand: leanne.armand@anu.edu.au