PhD position in Structural Geology

The Geoscience department at the Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is looking for a PhD student for a three year project titled: "the Evolution of polymineralic upper mantle shear zones" with a starting date of the 1st of March, 2018.

The PhD student will combine field work with microstructural and chemical analysis in order to gain more insight into the processes that are important for upper mantle shear zone formation and evolution.

The successful candidate has an MSc degree in geosciences or geology, with experience in microstructural analysis and field work. Interest in deformation processes is essential. Practical experience with the SEM and EPMA is an advantage.

The salary of the position is 75% of the public service pay grade E13 TV-G-U.

To apply please send your C.V., cover letter, academic transcript and the names and contact information of two referees as a single PDF file to Dr. Jolien Linckens ( before the application deadline of 15th January, 2017. If you have any questions regarding this position please send an e-mail to:

posted: 13 December 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.