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Job advertisement PhD position on older glaciations of the North American Ice Sheet Complex

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PhD position on older glaciations of the North American Ice Sheet Complex

PhD position on older glaciations of the North American Ice Sheet Complex


Charles University

Charles University is the top research university in Czechia and also the largest university in the country with about 49,000 students and 8,000 employees.


Prague, Czechia


Relevant divisions
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)

Full time

Student / Graduate / Internship

~34,000 CZK netto initially in combination of salary and scholarship. Increase through additional competitive scholarship possible, + sligh increase guaranteed after passing the state doctoral exam in year 2

Required education

Application deadline
13 March 2024

1 February 2024

Job description

Applicants are sought for a four-year fully funded PhD position at the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Charles University in Prague, studying the history of the North American Ice Sheet Complex prior to the Last Glacial Maximum.

The project will be supervised by Dr Martin Margold at Charles University and Dr John Jansen at the Institute of Geophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences, and will be carried out in close collaboration with colleagues in North America and Europe. The work on the project will include fieldwork in North America and laboratory work in either Denmark or Germany.

Applications are invited from candidates with strong interest in Quaternary research. Applicants need to hold a MSc degree or be in the last year of their studies and be able to present their MSc degree at the beginning of their PhD study.

Knowledge of quantitative dating methods and field experience are an advantage, as well as maths fluency, coding skills, GIS expertise, and lab experience. The successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their interest in the research topic, have excellent communication and team-working skills, and they must be naturally self-motivated. They will join an active and diverse international research group in which the working language is English, and principles of equality, diversity and inclusion are part of everyday practice.

The position will offer competitive remuneration, allowing for a good standard of living in Prague.

How to apply

For more information about the PhD project and instructions on how to apply, please follow the link:

Interested students are encouraged to contact Martin Margold for informal inquiries: