For Section 5.2 / Department 5 "Geoarchives" we invite applications for a

Postdoc Position (m/f)

Job Vacancy No. 1067

For a new project funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) in the framework of the International Continental Drilling Program (ICDP) priority program, we are looking for a Postdoc candidate with a focus on inorganic geochemistry and sedimentology. The project PRO-HYDRO seeks to investigate the changes in precipitation regimes in the Dead-Sea Basin during the Holocene using tracers of sediment provenance (neodymium and strontium isotopes) and of transportation modes (grain-size distribution, sediment compositions). The sediments are finely laminated, which allows to establish a very precise chrono-stratigraphy. This will permit to place the record in a wider (circum-Mediterranean) perspective and explore abrupt climatic changes with a very high temporal resolution.

Your responsibilities:

Your qualifications:

Starting date: from October 2018 onwards
Fixed term: 20 months
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.
Location: Potsdam

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