Postdoctoral positions in Experimental Geochemistry and Mineral Physics

The GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), member of the Helmholtz Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, is the German national research centre for geosciences. We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f) at the Department 4 "Experimental Geochemistry and Mineral Physics"

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and a strong background in Earth sciences, physics, chemistry, material sciences or related disciplines. The successful candidate should be able to develop a modern and highly sophisticated research plan in experimental geochemistry and/or mineral physics.

A strong experimental background is a requirement and experience and skills in phase characterization techniques such as EMP, SIMS, LA-ICP-MS, XRD, FTIR, MicroRaman, and HRTEM are desired. Expertise in synchrotron based X-ray methods and high-pressure research is appreciated.

Our group is engaged with studies, which aim to understand the underlying processes controlling the geodynamics of the Earth's crust and mantle. The research is focused on the properties of geomaterials, kinetics and mechanisms of phase transitions and mineral reactions, geochemical cycles and subduction zone processes. Important topics include fluid-mediated processes, such as interactions between minerals, fluids and melts as well as fluid- induced petrophysical and rheological properties.

The duration of the position is initially 3 years with the option of extension, starting as soon as possible. Salary level is due to German civil service Remuneration System pay group 13 TVoD-East.

For further information please contact:
Prof. Wilhelm Heinrich
Tel +49 331 288 1410
Fax +49 331 288 1402
Website Homepage of GFZ's EGMP group

Review of the applications will begin 4 weeks after publication of this advertisement and continue until the position is filled. The GFZ strives to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science and encourages applications from female candidates. There is a kindergarden service available. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.

Applicants should submit a resume, summary of research plans, list of publications, and the names and addresses of three references, stating the code number 22/4 to:
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
Abt. Personal- und Sozialwesen
D-14473 Potsdam, Germany


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