For Section 3.3 / Department 3 "Geochemistry", we invite applications for a

Research Associate for Element Analysis by ICP-MS/OES (m/f)

Job Vacancy No. 0935

In an interdisciplinary and diverse research group, led by Prof. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg, we develop and apply geochemical tools in Earth surface processes. We quantify physical erosion, chemical weathering, and cycling of elements through soil, plants, ground water, and river water. In the "HELGES Laboratory" (Helmholtz Laboratory for the Geochemistry of the Earth's Surface) we employ several quadrupole ICP-MS systems, optical ICP, high-resolution sector field ICP-MS and stable isotope systems using our multicollector ICP-MS.

Your responsibilities:

Your qualifications:

Starting date: 1st September 2018 or thereafter
Fixed term: 3 years, extendable by additional 3 years
Working hours:full-time (currently 39 h/week)
The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.
Salary:The pay scale grouping will be according to pay group 13 TVöD-Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost) provided that all tariff related and personal requirements are met.

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 (, 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.

If you have any administrative questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Ms Buge at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

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posted: 17 May 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.