Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Isotope Geochemistry

The Institute of Geological Sciences at the University of Bern invites applications for a postdoctoral research scientist in isotope geochemistry. Part of the work associated with the postdoctoral position will be the development of novel stable isotope systems and their application to further our understanding of the processes involved in the formation of the continental crust. The successful candidate is also expected to bring in their own research ideas.

The minimum qualification for this position is a PhD in geochemistry or a related subject. Previous work experience in a clean laboratory, geochemical techniques and isotope anal-yses with MC-ICP-MS and/or TIMS is required. Familiarity with mineral separation tech-niques and modelling is beneficial. Good spoken and written English are prerequisites. The position is funded for 4.5 years (2+2.5) through a Swiss National Science fellowship.

Please send your application with a detailed curriculum vitae, a summary of past and cur-rent research activities, a one page statement of research interests and names and contact details of three potential references to Dr. Nicolas Greber ( in a single pdf file. Please also mention your preferred starting date in the cover letter. All applications submitted until the 28th of February will receive full consideration. Applica-tions submitted after this date will be considered until the position is filled. The starting date is between 1st of August 2019 and 1st of January 2020.

For further information contact Dr. Nicolas Greber (

posted: 28 January 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.