Saturday, December 20, 2008

My PhD project!

Whoo hoo!

On Tuesday, I gave a presentation and had an interview on a PhD position at the Palaeontological Institute and Museum of the Zürich University. I got the the job and I proudly announce that I will work on the recovery of benthic marine communities after the Permian-Triassic mass extinction event. I will (and will have to) learn alot. The project will besupervised by Dr. Michael Hautmann and Prof. Hugo Bucher. The invitation letter outlining the project is posted on A research abstract is available here (pdf).

My upcoming home: The world of the Lower Triassic (from


Lissodus said...

Yeah, you did it. You live my life in Switzerland. Respect!
The best for you and the scientific community ;)

Lost Geologist said...

Glückwunsch! Ich hoffe du wirst dort viel Erfolg haben! :-)

Chris Nedin said...

Hey Congratulations. It looks like an interesting project - with hopefully some great travel.

R Hofmann said...

Thank you. Fieldwork will include trips to northern Italy, Western U.S. and hopefully Svalbard. I am looking forward to it. I will keep you updated!

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