The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences & The University of Liège recruit a doctor in science (m/f/x) in the fields of Plant Palaeontology and palaeopalynology.
PALEOGREEN project: The Palaeozoic green revolution: how plants shaped environments
In the scope of the FED-tWIN program of sustainable research cooperation between the federal scientific institutes (FSI) and the universities, supported by the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo), the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Operational Directorate Earth and History of Life) and the University of Liège (Evolution & Diversity Dynamics laboratory) aim to develop a new research avenue in the plant-side story of terrestrialisation. Often described as one of the most important events in the history of life, the conquest of emerged lands had major consequences on the global equilibrium of planet Earth, leading to major biodiversity crises of the end of the Devonian (Kellwasser and Hangenberg events). The research project focuses on the Devonian (419–359 Ma) and Carboniferous (359–299 Ma) periods that concentrate most of the innovations and revolutions that were necessary to the construction of diverse continental ecosystems.
Candidates must submit their application file (pdf file) no later than November 15th, 2019 by e-mail to:
Dr. Bernard Mottequin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Valentin Fischer (email@example.com) (reference: FEDTWIN / PALEOGREEN application).
The file consists of a cover letter, a detailed CV with a list of publications, a copy of the required diploma and a criminal record.
For further information, please contact Dr. Bernard Mottequin or Prof. Valentin Fischer.