PhD project: Monsters of the Apocalypse: A link between Anoxia, Mutation, Extinction, and Stratabound REE Ores


Applications are invited for a four-year PhD researcher position investigating the palaeobiology and environmental implications of teratologic microfossils during Silurian extinction events.

The position is fully funded by the Research Foundation, Flanders (FWO) and forms part of a new project by an international consortium, involving researchers at Ghent University, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Illinois Geological Survey (IGS).

  • The PhD student will be based at UGent and will join a team of fellow PhD students working on related topics (Palaeozoic and Mesozoic teratological microfossils).
  • Supervisors are Thijs Vandenbroucke (UGent – palaeontology), Poul Emsbo (USGS – ore geology) and Pat McLaughlin (IGS – chemostratigrapy).