Postdoc Position, Cosmochemistry/High-temperature Geochemistry

Freie Universität Berlin

The Geochemistry Group at Freie Universität Berlin is looking for a postdoctoral research scientist who will contribute to cosmochemical and geochemical research in our isotope geochemistry laboratories. Available facilities include a thermal ionization mass spectrometer (Triton), a sector field ICP-MS (Element XR), a clean lab for the analysis of geological samples, and a range of other facilities in the Department (e.g., IR-MS MAT 253, electron microprobe). A new clean lab will be built 2019/2020, which will include a new MC-ICPMS facility. The candidate is expected to work on research projects, help in training of internal and external users, instrument troubleshooting, and to contribute to implementation of new analytical methods. Because this is a university-funded position, we also expect participation in teaching (4 hours per semester).

A M.Sc. or comparable degree in earth sciences, chemistry or physics is required. Applicants should also have a doctoral degree in earth sciences, experience with MC-ICPMS and/or TIMS applications and the development of analytical methods in cosmochemistry or high-temperature geochemistry. Salary will be according to the German E13 TV-L FU pay scale and includes benefits. The position is open from October 1st 2019, with an appointment for 4 years. We particularly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

Please send your application electronically and compiled into a single pdf file. Applications should include a CV, publication list, copies of university degrees, a statement of research interests and projects, and a description of analytical and scientific experience, with the names and contact information of three colleagues, who are familiar with your accomplishments and potential. Applications are reviewed until the position is filled. Email: hbecker@zedat.fu-berlin.de. Address: Dr. Harry Becker, Freie Universität Berlin, Geological Sciences, Malteserstr. 74-100, D-12249 Berlin, Germany.

posted: 24 September 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.