PhD positions ‐ Marie‐Curie Initial Training Network ABYSS

PhD positions ‐ Marie‐Curie Initial Training Network ABYSS
Training network on reactive geological systems from the mantle to the abyssal sub‐seafloor
The formation and hydrothermal alteration of the oceanic lithosphere are the major processes for energy and chemical exchanges between the deep Earth and its outer envelopes. The mechanisms controlling these exchanges remain poorly understood, especially at the main thermal and lithological boundaries, marking the transitions from the mantle to the oceanic crust, to the hydrosphere and to the biosphere.
The ABYSS training and research programme focuses on the development of new field,
experimental and analytical approaches to measure and model: 

  • the physical, hydrodynamic and geochemical processes controlling mass and energy
    transfers at mid‐oceanic spreading ridges;
  • the linkages and feedbacks between these processes and their implications for life and marine resources in the deep‐sea.

ABYSS is an EU Framework 7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network that brings together 10 European research groups and 4 Associated Partners from the private sector. The ABYSS ITN will provide training for 12 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in Geodynamics, Mineralogy, Hydrodynamics, Thermodynamics and (Bio‐)Geochemistry. An ESR project is for 3 years.
Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program. The candidate must qualify for admittance as a PhD student at the Host Institution.

Application procedure:
Candidates will fill out an on‐line application form and provide a CV, a motivation letter, two
recommendation letters and academic credentials (mark sheets and degree statements at BSc and MSc level for ESR positions and degree statement at PhD level for ER positions).
At this stage of the recruitment process, preliminary mark sheets will be accepted to enable
students from universities where final exams are organized in June or September to apply.
Deadline for ESR (PhD) applications: June 1, 2014
The positions will be filled as soon as recruitment committees will meet. The positions will be
re‐opened if the applicants don’t fulfil the recruitment criteria.
Application on ABYSS website: http://abyss‐
For any enquiries regarding recruitment, please contact us at epm@abyss‐
The details of the 10 ESR positions still open for application follows.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography in the South Pacific (Chile) – Postdoctoral Program

The Millennium Institute of Oceanography at the University of Concepcion, Chile, has an opening for two postdoctoral positions available immediately

Postdoctoral Position(s) in Physical Oceanography, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Postdoctoral Position(s) in Physical Oceanography, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship 2014 programme

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO)  is pleased to announce that the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2014 is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 10 January 2014.

Call for 2014 SCOR Visiting Scholars

SCOR have funding to support three Visiting Scholars in 2014. Applications should be submitted by 15 January 2014. Please see the list of eligible host countries at The list changes each year based on changes in country’s economic status.  

Please note that two SCOR partner organizations also offer similar programs with somewhat different focus areas or modes of operation:

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the field of Physical Volcanology and Geodynamics

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Physical Volcanology and Geodynamics.  The successful candidate will join on-going projects focused on lava flow emplacement, rheology and flow of multi-phase materials, and magma conduit processes, as well as gain experience in writing proposals and developing a new research program.

Marine Biologist, ISA, Kingston, Jamaica

To provide scientific and technical expertise to the Authority on the protection and preservation of the marine environment from activities related to prospecting, exploration and exploitation of the mineral resource in the International Seabed Area (the Area) 

Deadline: 22 April 2013


Lamont Assistant Research Professors, LDEO, Columbia University, USA

Relevant fields of interest:

• Tectonic and magmatic processes at plate tectonic boundaries, with an emphasis on the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of seismic reflection and refraction data.

• Earthquake seismology, with an emphasis on fault mechanics and induced seismicity.

• Physical volcanology, computational solid-Earth geodynamics, and rheological studies of planetary materials.

Deadline for application: 15 April 2013

Further details

Lecturer in Marine Biology, NOC Southampton, UK

We seek an enthusiastic Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Marine Biology. Outstanding candidates interested in any aspect of marine biology are invited to apply. Preference may be given to candidates using aquatic organisms or systems as models to test general biological or ecological theory, or addressing globally relevant challenges facing society, such as climate change, biodiversity loss and food security. Modelling, advanced statistical or molecular ecology skills would also be welcome.

Deadline: 31 March 2013

Position in Marine Biogeochemistry, NOC Southampton, UK

We seek excellent candidates as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader or Chair in Marine Biogeochemistry.  Relevant specialisms include: chemical oceanography, ocean-atmosphere interactions, organic biogeochemistry, microbial biogeochemistry, biological oceanography and geomicrobiology.  We expect the successful candidate to make full use of the opportunities for collaboration at NOCS and across the University of Southampton with, for example, sensor developers, geochemists plus biological and physical oceanographers.

Deadline: 31 March 2013