Postdoctoral openings at UC Merced

The Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California, Merced invites applications for multiple postdoctoral positions. Postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunity to work as part of cross-campus, multi-university teams focused on forest-water solutions for the Sierra Nevada and downstream agricultural valleys. Postings are online at

Sierra Nevada forest

Funded PhD Studentship in Geomicrobiology at the University of Bristol, UK

PhD Studentship: Impacts of fracking fluids on microbial communities in shale basins

Dr Heather Buss, Professor Michael Kendall (School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) and Professor Fred Worrall (Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University)

Project enquiries: Dr Heather Buss,

Start date: flexible, ideally January-February 2019

Call for Sessions - Goldschmidt 2019 Barcelona

Dear Critical Zoners! The call for sessions and workshops for Goldschmidt 2019 in Barcelona is now open until 1 November 2018. The number of themes has been reduced for 2019, in an effort to scale back on the overlap of recent years. Please consider proposing a session to Theme 9: Weathering, erosion and the critical zone

CZ projects supported by The Council of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)

The Council of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) held its 3rd Session in February 2018 and evaluated 35 projects consisting of 22 ongoing projects and 13 new proposals. 7 new projects have been approved and 4 projects will be on one extended term, which means they will remain active without funding from IGCP. In 2018, a total of 22 projects will be financed by UNESCO and IUGS.

IGCP is supporting work on the following five themes:

MS and PhD student opportunities

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Geoscience Department is seeking applicants for its MS and PhD programs for Spring and Fall of 2019.  Applications are due October 1, 2018 for Spring 2019 and February 1, 2019 for Fall 2019.  More information can be found here about the department:  and the admissions process:

Two Doctoral Fellowships at Baylor University: Institute of Ecological Earth and Environmental Sciences

Baylor University’s Institute for Ecological, Earth, and Environmental sciences is seeking two outstanding students for three-year doctoral research assistantships. Both positions begin in August 2019. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty fellow(s) to discuss areas of mutual research interest. Stipend for the academic year, summer stipend, tuition, and health insurance are provided.