The new research group "Applied Geosciences", which is part of the Institute of Geosciences and Geography of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, invites applications for a

Research Associate

to be appointed at October 1st or later, for a duration of three years.

The fixed-term employment contract is fulltime. Remuneration is set according to the German salary scale for university employees up to pay grade 13 TV-L depending on the assigned tasks and personal qualifications.

Your profile:

  • Preferably a PhD in Geosciences or any related field of natural sciences or engineering
  • Visible international scientific publications
  • Focus on hydrogeology, geothermal energy, geophysics, engineering geology or related environmental sciences
  • First experience in supervision of students and teaching
  • Motivated, creative, critical, independent, friendly and a team player
  • Very good command of the English language
  • Good command of the German language or willingness to learn

Your tasks and opportunities:

  • Development and consolidation of a promising personal research focus in the field of Applied Geosciences related to groundwater
  • Involvement in the group's acquisition of new national and international projects and third-party funds
  • Participation in the scientific and administrative management of research projects
  • Co-supervision of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Contribution to teaching in BSc/MSc courses in the field of Applied Geosciences and Management of Natural Resources (four hours per semester)
  • Publication of high-level scientific results

The new research team offers excellent conditions for carrying out computational work and modelling. It has a modern lab and field equipment for hydrogeological, hydrochemical and geotechnical testing, which may be further expanded.

Priority will be given to applications from severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Peter Bayer, E-mail:

Electronic applications by e-mail with all required documentation attached as a single PDF file are welcome. Please send your letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, certificates and contact details of two references including the Registration Number 5-9321/19-H by 15.09.2019 to the Faculty of Natural Sciences III of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, apl.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gossel, 06099 Halle (Saale), Germany, E-mail:

This vacancy is under the conditions of possible budgetary restrictions.

Travel expenses and daily allowance in relation to the job interview cannot be covered. Application documents can only be sent back to the applicant if a stamped and self-addressed envelope is attached.

posted: 15 August 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.