For Section 3.3 "Earth Surface Geochemistry", led by Prof. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg we invite applications for a

Research Scientist (m/f)

Job Vacancy 0999

In our GFZ section, geochemical methods are applied in innovative ways to geological questions. We are participating in the DFG priority project "Mountain Building in 4D" ( 22 projects are investigating how mantle, crust and Earth's surface interact to build mountains. In the European Alps, researchers from seismology, tectonics, petrology, sedimentology, gravimetry and geochemistry are working together to quantify the collision of tectonic plates in 4 dimensions (time and space). In our subproject active near-surface faults in the Southeast Alps are to be mapped and their influence on erosion rates quantified by measuring cosmogenic nuclides.

Your responsibilities:

Your qualifications:

Starting date: 1st September 2018
Fixed term: 1 year; extension possible in case of successful research grant application for a further 3 years
Working hours:part-time 75 % (currently 29.25h/week)
Salary:The pay scale grouping will be into 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 questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Ms Buge at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

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posted: 04 June 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.