For Section 3.1 "Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry" in Department 3 "Geochemistry" we invite applications for a
PostDoc position on mineral mapping with laser-ablation ICP-MS (m/f)
Reference No. 11/31/17 G
This position will be part of a new research group on "Ore Genesis" led by Prof. Sarah Gleeson. This group will focus on multi-disciplinary approaches to understanding the processes that form mineral deposits in crustal and surficial environments.
- build an internationally recognized facility for the mapping of trace elements in sulphide and silicate minerals by LA-ICP-MS
- produce the highest quality data and carry out QA/QC on all data from the lab
- carry out routine maintenance on quadrupole mass spectrometers
- carry out technique development
- train students and other visitors to the lab in analytical protocols, data processing and interpretation
- publish in international peer-reviewed journals and present research results at scientific meetings
- develop multidisciplinary collaborations at the GFZ, and externally
- lead and/or contribute to writing proposals for third party funding opportunities
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) and PhD degree in analytical chemistry or geochemistry (or a related discipline) with a specialization in analyses of solids by LA-ICP-MS
- experience in mineral mapping by LA-ICP-MS is desirable
- demonstrated experience in technique development
- demonstrated experience in training lab users
- demonstrated experience in running and maintaining quadrupole mass spectrometers
- keen interest in developing LA-ICP-MS technologies for a range of applications in the Earth Sciences
- capacity for interdisciplinary and international teamwork and excellent communication skills
- proficiency in spoken and written English
|Starting date:||July 1, 2017|
|Fixed term:||3 years|
|Working hours:||67% part time (currently 26 h/week)|
|Salary:||EG 13 TVöD-Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)|
You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time and workplaces. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the research campus.
The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (www.geo-x.net), and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.
Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore we are particularly welcoming applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification.
We will retain your application documents for at least three months, even if the application is not successful. They will not be returned.
If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Mrs Albrecht at +49 (0)331 288-28878.