The TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining, Institute of Mineralogy, Division of Economic Geology and Petrology, offers a

position as research assistant (m/f/d) / PhD position

Reference number 129-E/2020

The position will be funded for 3 years by the German Research Foundation (DFG) starting on October 15th or as soon as possible thereafter, provided that the funds will be ultimately approved.

Salary: 13 TV-L
Position: 0,75 VZÄ (Full-time equivalent)
Termination: 3 years

Job description:

The project "Fate of light- and mobile elements in magmatic-hydrothermal greisen systems - a combined study of minerals, fluids and gases" is part of the DFG priority program "Dynamics of Ore Metals Enrichment" and is a collaboration between the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, the Goethe-University Frankfurt as well as the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology. The aim of this project is to characterize trace- and light element systematics (including boron-isotopes) of greisen-related minerals as well as the composition and the spatio-temporal evolution of greisen-fluids. We aim to significantly improve the understanding of the underlying processes resulting in Li and Sn enrichment in greisen systems. LA-ICP-MS analyses of greisen minerals will be carried out to determine their chemical/isotopic composition; this is complemented by fluid inclusion analyses (microthermometry, LA-ICP-MS, Raman). The project includes extensive field work and sampling, which will be carried out in close collaboration with associated industry partners. Publication of the results in international high-ranking journals and the attendance of conferences is an essential task within the project.

What we offer:

  • working at a family-friendly university with flexible working hours
  • remuneration according to the provisions of the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states in ac-cordance with the personal requirements
  • attractive fringe benefits, e.g. B. Asset-based benefits (VL), company pension schemes (VBL), health management, assistance (training) by experienced colleagues

We expect:

  • Diploma or master degree (university level) in in the field of geosciences
  • Experience in fluid inclusion analyses, LA-ICP-MS analyses and/or economic geology are beneficial
  • A candidate suitable to carry our field work, including work in underground mines
  • A person who is able to work independently and willing to become acquainted with new and complex topics
  • Very good spoken and written English skills

For further information, please contact Dr. Mathias Burisch, e-mail:, phone: 0049-3731-39-2657

Applicants (m/f/d) must meet the employment requirements for temporary employment contracts in accordance with the WissZeitVG. The TU Bergakademie Freiberg is committed to increase the number of women in teaching and research posi-tions. Qualified female scientists are therefore invited to apply. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential con-sideration in the event of equal suitability.

Please send your application (CV, motivation letter, diploma, abstract of MSc thesis, support letters) with reference to the position number 129-E/2020, until August 14th 2020, to: TU Bergakademie Freiberg - Dezernat für Personalangelegenheiten - 09599 Freiberg, Germany

Your application documents will not be returned, therefore please send only copies. Interview costs will not be covered. TU Bergakademie Freiberg is further looking for scientific personnel of diverse specialization. For further information:

posted: 08 July 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.