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12 PhDs positions were available within the Marie Curie Initial Training Network CASE.

CASE offers an ideal setting for running integrated and innovative projects on recent (Holocene) Arctic climate changes and implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial training on biotic proxies of past marine environments through a Marie Curie Network.

The successful applicants are appointed for 3 years. Salaries include living, mobility, and travel allowances, as well as a career exploratory allowance.


Positions were opened as from September 1st, 2010.





Job description:


Most of the 12 PhDs projects are concerned with the sensibility of marine primary and secondary producers to changes in marine physical aspects, and the invaluable information on past oceanic and climatic conditions given by their fossil remains contained in sedimentary archives. Climate modelling provides complementary physical information. These investigations cover an extended field of disciplines, from micropaleontology, to organic and inorganic geochemistry, and an array of expertise such as taxonomy, molecular and stable isotope chemistry, and climate modelling.


Project titles, location of the laboratory in which they are based, and names of the supervisors are given here.


Additional information and specific requirements for positions still available:

- ESRs projects hosted at University of Tromso, Tromso (Norway).



Eligibility : According to FP7 - ITN policy for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)


- Applicants must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a PhD.
- The researcher shall not be a national of the country in which most of the work will be carried out.
- At the time of appointment, the researcher may not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (study or work) in the country in which the main work will be carried out for more than 12 months, in the 3 years immediately prior to appointment.
As an exception to the general rule:

- A researcher holding the nationality from a Member State or an Associated Country can carry out his/her research in his/her country of nationality if he/she can provide evidence testifying that he/she has legally resided and had his/her main activity in a non-Associated third country for at least three of the last four years immediately prior to his/her appointment

- A researcher holding more than one nationality can carry out his/her research at partner institution located in the country of his/her nationality if he/she has not resided there during the previous 5 years.




The recruitment process ended on January 2011. All available positions are filled.