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DEEPICE-ICYS Webinar: Career challenges & opportunities after the PhD

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Date: April 9
Time: 17:00 – 18:15 CEST  (15:00 – 16:15 UTC)
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To ensure everyone gets the most out of this webinar, we invite you to ask any questions to the panel using this second form below. The form will remain open until April 2 so that you can add questions as and when they come to you.


During this webinar, we will hear from 3 scientists (Pascal Bohleber, Mathieu Casado and Katie Wendlt) with different backgrounds who will share with us their experiences and feedback about their career path.

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Pascal Bohleber
Pascal Bohleber recently joined the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) as a senior scientist and group leader. He received his PhD in Physics at Heidelberg University in 2011 and has been working on Polar and Alpine ice cores ever since, with projects in the USA, Austria and Italy. Awarded with an ERC Consolidator grant in 2023, a particular focus of his research is to study high resolution impurity signals in deep ice, both with respect to their paleoclimate significance as well as signal preservation.

Kathleen Wendt
Kathleen (Katie) Wendt is an Assistant Professor Senior Researcher at Oregon State University. She uses speleothems and ice cores to study past climate. She obtained a MSc from the University of Minnesota specializing in U-Th dating of carbonates and a PhD from the University of Innsbruck specializing in the paleo-hydroclimate of Death Valley National Park (USA). After her PhD, she decided to switch paths and pursue a postdoc at in the Ice Core Lab of Oregon State University to study past CO2 concentrations. She's happy to share the pros and cons of switching areas of expertise after your PhD.

Mathieu Casado
Mathieu Casado is a CNRS researcher at the Laboratory of Science of Climate and Environment (LSCE). After defending his thesis about water isotopes used as an atmospheric tracer and as paleoclimate proxy in 2016, he did two post docs at the Alfred Wegener Institute and the University of Tubingen, studying how the climatic signal is archived in ice core records. Now he leads the ERC project SAMIR to reconstruct the climate variability at high resolution in Antarctica to put the current climate change in the context of the last 2000 years.

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