Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Geochemistry

The Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Freiburg in Germany invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in geochemistry, starting 01.04.2018. The successful candidate should complement our strengths in petrology, fluid-rock interaction and mineral resources, and is expected to develop research program in field-oriented, analytical, experimental or theoretical aspects of geochemistry. The position (TV-L A13) is limited to 3 + 3 years pending successful interim evaluation and progress towards habilitation (professorial qualification). It involves teaching at bachelor and/or master level (4 week hours in English or German language) and supervision of bachelor, master and doctoral students.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or related fields at the time of appointment, a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of students, staff and faculty.

The University of Freiburg is a research-oriented university located in southwestern Germany, with a very high living standard, multicultural environment at the border of Germany, Switzerland and France, and excellent access to leisure-time and outdoors activities in the Black Forest, Vosges, Jura, and the Alps. The university location offers very flexible and easy access to academic and industrial institutions in Switzerland and France. Additional information about our research may be found at:

The University of Freiburg is an equal opportunity employer and committed to increasing its proportion of female employees. We strongly encourage applications from women as well as candidates with disabilities who will be given preference when equally qualified.

Informal enquiries and applications including curriculum vitae, academic credentials including the Ph.D. certificate, list of publications, statement of research and teaching interests and contact details to three references should be sent as a single PDF file to Professor David Dolejs at

The evaluation of applications will begin on September 28, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Geo- und
Mineralogie – Geochemie
Albertstr. 23b
D- 79104 Freiburg
Tel. 0761/203-6396
Fax: 0761/203-6407

posted: 24 August 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.