18/04/2019
European Research Council

Ph D Student in Radiocarbon chronologies of glacial trees from sites in Mediterranean and southeast Europe

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Bologna University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryApplied chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/05/2019 13:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Italy › Bologna (BO)
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/11/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The PhD candidate for the ERC project “RESOLUTION” will work on:

1. The PhD candidate will be involved in fieldwork around Southern Europe.

1.1. Undertaking rigorous fieldwork to close the gap in knowledge about the presence of subfossil trees in the Glacial

1.2. Present evidence of the trees at various congresses, to alert as many scientists as possible in different disciplines

2. The PhD candidate will build tree-ring chronologies assisted by 14C pre-dating.

2.1. Construct floating multi-centennial tree-ring width chronologies in various glacial periods through analyses of previously collected trees and the new finds collected through new fieldwork and assisted by extensive 14C dating. These 14C dates will define a time window in which the dendro-synchronization is attempted

This work will be done in collaboration with the PostDoc in Dendrochronology in collaboration with the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart.

2.2. Establish series of tree-ring proxies that can be used to infer climatic and environmental information in the respective time periods.

3. The PhD candidate will work on high precision glacial chronology.

3.1. Produce high resolution and precision 14C datasets from the floating chronologies that she or he generated.

3.2. She/He will extract cellulose from the tree-rings, combust cellulose to CO2 and convert it to graphite. This will be done at ETH Zurich AMS laboratory.

 

 

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBotany
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryArchaeology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    GeosciencesGeology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good
    GERMAN: Basic
    ITALIAN: Good
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Department of Chemistry- Giacomo CIAMICIAN-CHIM
Italy
Bologna
Bologna (BO)
40126
Via Selmi 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 401035

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