Bayerisches Geoinstitut at the University of Bayreuth invites applications for a

Senior Scientist (fixed term)
(Akademischer Rat/ Akademische Rätin auf Zeit)

in experimental geosciences. Bayerisches Geoinstitut is a leading institution for research in Earth and planetary sciences using high-pressure experimental techniques. Current research activities are directed towards understanding the internal structure, dynamics and evolution of the Earth and of the terrestrial planets. The successful applicant is expected to carry out independent research in any field of experimental geosciences. However, preference will be given to candidates with a proven record in the use of TEM (transmission electron microscopy) and related techniques. Participation in the management of laboratories, teaching, and acquisition of external funding is expected.

The position will initially be filled for three years, with a possible extension by another three years. A formal requirement for application is a Ph. D. in Earth sciences or a related field and a good research record as demonstrated by publications in international journals. Applications should include a CV, publication list, copies of university certificates, a short (2 page) statement of research interest, and the contact details of three referees.

Applications should be sent electronically in one single pdf file to Bayerisches until May 1, 2019. Informal inquiries may be directed to Hans Keppler (, phone +49 921 553744).

University Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer; applications from qualified women and disabled applicants are particularly encouraged.

posted: 13 February 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.