CALL: Expedition 400 NW Greenland Glaciated Margin


Apply to participate in JOIDES Resolution Expedition 400: NW Greenland Glaciated Margin

12 August to 12 October 2023

The sea-level consequences of anthropogenic climate forcing hinge on how the polar ice sheets respond to global warming. If fully melted the Greenland Ice Sheet has the potential to raise sea-level by >7 m. We know very little of its long-term responses to past climate warming or its role in Earth’s climate system. IODP Expedition 400 seeks to address current knowledge gaps in the evolution and variability of the northern Greenland Ice Sheet (NGrIS). The key science objectives are:

(1) to determine maximum and minimum NGrIS configurations during the Pleistocene, from shelf edge glaciation to hypothesized complete ice loss, e.g. during super-interglacials; (2) test the glacial response to pCO2 across the early ice house stage of the middle Cenozoic;  (3) unravel NGrIS erosion history and sedimentary response across major transitions, e.g. Mid-Miocene Transition and Mid-Pleistocene Transition; and (4) reconstruct the Pliocene ocean circulation and northward heat advection through Baffin Bay and potential Arctic ocean gateways.

These objectives will be accomplished by transect-drilling at seven sites to depths of 300-1000 m across the northwest Greenland margin into Baffin Bay. The seven sites will provide a composite stratigraphic succession from Oligocene through the Quaternary. The key targets are: (a) a continous Pleistocene succession representing a deep water channel-drift that forms the distal part of the Melville Bay Trough Mouth Fan; (b) multiple intervals of potential interglacial deposits preserved within intra-shelf depressions; (c) contourite deposits of likely Pliocene age, accessible below a thin glacigenic cover; and (d) a hemi-pelagic basin succession of likely Miocene age exposed by glacial erosion on the inner shelf. Downhole wireline logging is planned for several sites. 

For more information on the expedition science objectives and the JOIDES Resolution schedule see This page includes links to the individual expedition web pages with the original IODP proposals and expedition planning information.

Application deadline: 1 June 2022

WHO SHOULD APPLY: We encourage applications from all qualified scientists. The JOIDES Resolution Science Operator (JRSO) is committed to a policy of broad participation and inclusion, and to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all program participants. Opportunities exist for researchers (including graduate students) in many shipboard specialties, including sedimentologists, biostratigraphers (microfossil and palynomorph), organic geochemists (including biomarkers and sedDNA), inorganic geochemists, microbiologists, physical properties specialists/borehole geophysicists (including downhole measurements and stratigraphic correlation), and paleomagnetists. We are especially interested in recruiting scientists keen to engage in multidisciplinary research. Good working knowledge of the English language is required.

Site Survey Data Bank (SSDB)

Two Information Sessions – No registration needed!

The IODP Science Support Office will hold two office hours focused on the Site Survey Data Bank (SSDB), the data submission system for IODP proposals. During the session, SSDB experts will be available to answer your questions about the SSDB system and the process for submitting data. Registration is not required; simply bring your questions. The first session will be held on April 14 at 07:00 PDT (April 14 at 14:00 UTC), and the second on April 14 at 19:00 PDT (April 15 at 02:00 UTC). Join either session at:


Communications Officer

Job no: 544552
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package:
$84,019 AUD – $96,713 pro rata annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Part-time 0.4FTE, Fixed Term until June 2023

  • Great work/life balance with dynamic team culture
  • Four weeks annual leave per year (pro rata) + a variety of salary packaging options

The Area

The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth sciences, home to the largest concentration of Earth scientists in Australia. Our academic staff leads cutting-edge research that provides an unparalleled environment for high-quality research training of our graduate students. Our people and facilities are also the foundation for our vision to deliver world-class research-led undergraduate teaching in the Earth sciences.

We offer our professional staff a dynamic and flexible working environment with excellent training and career development opportunities, and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, inclusive team. On campus childcare facilities are also available for staff.

The Position

Based within the Research School of Earth Sciences, the Australian and New Zealand International Consortium (ANZIC) coordinates the Australian and New Zealand participation in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), the world’s largest and longest lasting purely scientific geoscience program. The ANZIC Program Director leads a cohort of 20 partner institutions in relation to scientific and financial management of ANZIC’s involvement in the IODP Program. See and for further information. 

The main responsibilities of the Communications Officer role include, but are not limited to: 

  • Coordinating, and executing a cross-platform communications strategy, together with the ANZIC Program Manager,
  • Liaising with marketing and communications staff across ANZIC affiliated universities and key stakeholders,
  • Coordinating and managing ANZIC’s website and online material, including promoting events on the website, uploading reports, and posting to social media,
  • Participating in and providing promotional content for external ANZIC events, workshops, and/or technical support to hosting of webinars and online events, Interstate and international travel.

To excel in this role you will have experience in communications or a marketing role and will demonstrate:

  • Degree in marketing and/or communications or relevant experience, with demonstrated experience in the areas of marketing, copywriting and advertising.
  • An ability to develop, write and edit marketing and communications materials, including reports, posts and social media content,
  • An ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences and create strategies to effectively engage them,
  • Experience in HTML, CSS and/or the use of Adobe DreamWeaver,
  • Experience in managing websites including monitoring performance, trends and reporting using web analytics tools.

The Australian National University provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here.

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For more information about the position please contact Dr Sarah Kachovich at E:

ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 15 Mar 2022 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 06 Apr 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time