Postdoctoral research fellow Experimental Petrology/Geochemistry

The Division of Mineralogy and Petrology at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Freiburg in Germany invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in experimental petrology or geochemistry, starting 01.06.2020 or soon afterwards. The successful candidate should complement our strengths in petrology and fluid-rock interaction and is expected to develop research program in experimental, thermodynamic or kinetic aspects of magmatic or hydrothermal processes. Collaboration with other group members in the fields of mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry will be strongly encouraged. The position involves teaching at bachelor and/or master level (4 hours weekly in English or German language), participation in field excursions and supervision of students.

The position (TV-L A13) is limited to 3 + 3 years pending successful interim evaluation and progress towards habilitation. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or related field 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.

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 April 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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

posted: 11 March 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.