PhD position in water-rock interaction at University of Bern, Switzerland

"Hydrothermal alteration of oceanic crust in the Oman ophiolite"

The Rock-Water Interaction Group at the Institute of Geological Sciences has an on-going project in the Oman ophiolite, aimed at understanding how large-scale rock alteration relates to the genesis of seafloor massive sulfide (VMS) deposits. We currently have 4 PhD students conducting field mapping, geochemistry, fluid inclusions, poro-perm analyses and numerical simulations. Our Institute provides PhD students a friendly but scientifically challenging environment with access to well equipped analytical laboratories (

We seek a PhD candidate for field, petrologic and geochemical-isotopic studies, optionally including geochemical modelling. Duration: 4 years. Salary: EUR 44,000/yr = $US 49,000/yr. Start: preferably before our Jan. 2020 field season. Oman is a safe field area for both women and men. Our working language is English.

To apply, please send a PDF containing a statement of research interests, CV, publications and contact details of three referees before 11. October 2019 to Prof. Larryn W. Diamond (

posted: 05 September 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.