Researcher in hydrothermal geochemistry and/or igneous petrology


The GeoZentrum Nordbayern at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg seeks applicants for the position of a researcher in the field of hydrothermal geochemistry and/or igneous petrology.

This position can be filled on April 1st 2019 and is limited for the time of 6 years with a possible extension for another 4 years. Salary is according to the German civil service remuneration system A13. The successful applicant is expected to carry out her/his own research in the fields of hydrothermal geochemistry and/or igneous petrology utilising the analytical facilities available within the GeoZentrum and seeking external research funding. The successful applicant has to teach 5 hours/week including field trips with students. She/he is also expected to participate in cruises on research vessels.

The minimum qualification required is a PhD degree and a strong hydrothermal geochemical and ore geological or magmatic geochemical research background. Experience in isotope and trace element analytical methods (e.g thermal ionization or ICP mass spectrometry) is also required. Initiative, a strong publication record, and good interpersonal skills are expected.

The GeoZentrum Nordbayern has strong research in both high- and low-temperature geochemistry. Current facilities at the GeoZentrum include XRF, XRD, electron microprobe, LA quadrupole ICP-MS, solution quadrupole ICP-MS, TIMS, MC ICP-MS, atomic fluorescence spectrometers, and stable isotope mass spectrometers as well as different labs for sample preparation.

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg intends to increase the number of women in research and teaching positions and, therefore, strongly encourages female researchers to apply. Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification.

Applicants should submit a CV, a list of publications, and a research proposal (2-3 pages). Applicants should also provide the telephone numbers and email addresses of three potential referees. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 9th, 2018.

For further information, contact Prof. Karsten Haase (karsten.haase@fau.de). Applications should be sent to Prof. Karsten Haase, GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schlossgarten 5, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany.

posted: 20 September 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.