The Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich is a global center of excellence in the field of Earth sciences. We explore our planet and its home in the Solar System as a whole, and we create new knowledge pertaining to questions relevant to humanity.

PhD Student in Petrology, Geochronology and Mineral Resources (100%)

The Mineral Resources Systems Group is offering a fully-funded (4 years) PhD position. The project will focus on understanding the timescales and thermo-chemical evolution associated with the construction of arc-related plutons and magmatic-hydrothermal processes leading to the formation of giant mineral deposits.

Essential requirement for selection is a top-quality MSc or equivalent 4-5 year degree in geological sciences and a good university background in quantitative science (maths, physics, chemistry, programming). A keen interest in geological field observation, careful petrographic study, geochronology, petrology and mineral resources is essential. Experience with working in a clean lab environment, mass spectrometry and numerical modelling is not required but will be regarded as an advantage. The working language of the department is English. Basic knowledge of Spanish is not compulsory but would be appreciated.

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: Curriculum Vitae (including transcripts and the contact details of two referees), and a personal motivation letter describing your expectations via the following link: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Evaluation will start on August 5th and interviews will take place during the first half of September 2019.

For further information about the Mineral Resource Systems group please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Cyril Chelle-Michou by email with c/c to Dr. Jörn-Frederik Wotzlaw (no applications).

posted: 24 June 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.