The Institute of Applied Geosciences (AGW), Division of Structural Geology invites application as soon as possible for a

PhD position (50%)

This position is limited for one year, with the possibility of being extended. The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13.

Job description: The Division of Structural Geology performs research in the field of Reservoir Characterization and Rock Magnetism, and focuses on Structural Diagenesis of porous and fractured reservoir-rocks from micro- to reservoir-scale.

You develop a model on the influence of hydromechanical pressure changes on reservoir integrity in an interdisciplinary team of rock mechanics, computer engineering and an internationally operation exploration company. Your main task in this joint research project is the reservoir characterization of sandstones in the field, on cores and in thin section, flow experiments at variable pressure conditions and the validation of modeling results.


  • Did you receive an MSc-degree in Applied Geosciences, Geophysics or a similar study program or complete your studies soon?
  • Are you interested in petrography and petrophysical measurements for reservoir characterization, and applying reservoir modeling tools?
  • Do you like to work in international and interdisciplinary teams and present your results in international journals and conferences in English?

We are happy to receive your application!

KIT is pursuing a gender equality policy and encourages women to apply. Furthermore, in case of equal qualification preference is given to applicants with disabilities.

Applications can be sent until December 15th 2017 by mail to Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institute of Applied Geosciences, Division Structural Geology, Dr. Benjamin Busch, Adenauerring 20a, Geb. 50.41, 76131 Karlsruhe, email: For further information please contact Dr. Benjamin Busch, email:

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posted: 06 November 2017    Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.