The Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology at ETH Zurich invites applications for two PhD fellowship
in magmatic petrology and geochemistry.
We are looking for highly motivated PhD students interested in deciphering the magmatic processes
that led to (i) a sequence of Cambrian intrusives extending from Namibia to Brazil and related to the
assemblage of West-Gondwana and (ii) shallow plutonic and volcanic rocks of NW Namibia related to
the Cretaceous opening of the South Atlantic. The projects will be based on a combination of fieldwork,
petrological and geochemical analyses of rocks and minerals, U/Pb geochronology and possibly some
numerical modelling of magmatic processes (sensu lato).
The length of appointment will be for 4 years. Candidates should hold a MSc degree with a strong
background in geochemistry and petrology, with additional skills in quantitative methods and a strong
taste for challenging analytical and field work. The PhD projects will be integrated in the groups of
Profs. Max Schmidt and Olivier Bachmann, in collaboration with the Namibia Geological Survey.
ETH Zurich offers excellent working conditions in a highly stimulating environment as well as a highly
competitive salary. Interested candidates should send their applications including a CV, short research
statement and contacts of three reference persons in a single pdf file to Max Schmidt
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Olivier Bachmann (email@example.com). Selection will
start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.