The successful candidate will use integrative modelling approaches to complement and strengthen the predominantly empirical research undertaken at the Institute of Geology and Palaeontology. Our current research includes the evolution of terrestrial and marine ecosystems (also under anthropogenic influence), geochemical cycles, palaeoclimate, the interplay between geological processes, biological evolution and climate, as well as the development of sedimentary basins and tectonically active landscapes. The scales range from individual habitats to the global ocean-atmosphere system.
The Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Münster seeks a creative and communicative colleague with a proven record in model-based research relevant to the themes outlined above. The ideal candidate will develop and apply state-of-the-art modelling techniques to decipher interactions and control mechanisms of individual Earth subsystems. This approach will foster the reconstruction of, for example, the development of the Earth and the co-evolution of life and environment in the geological past. It will also facilitate the analysis of recent ecosystems and predict their future development.
The successful candidate will have experience in the application of different modelling techniques to geoscientific problems and a well-developed independent research profile, as demonstrated by a proven track record of academic excellence. The willingness to cooperate with the other work groups of the Institute and the Faculty of Geosciences is essential.