For Section 6.2 "Geothermal Energy Systems" we invite applications for a

Research Scientist in Experimental Rock Physics (m/f)

Job Vacancy 1182

In our Section we investigate the full value chain of geothermal technology development with a focus on deep geothermal systems. In the framework of the EU H2020 project "Multidisciplinary and multi-context demonstration of EGS exploration and exploitation techniques and potentials - MEET" the data and experiences will be provided that are required to lower the costs for geothermal electricity and heat production in different geological conditions by applying the Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technology. The project intends to increase the proportion of geothermal energy in energy supply by demonstrating the viability of EGS. Here we focus on Variscan rocks that are going to be physically parameterized and investigated with respect to their long-term behaviour when used as an EGS reservoir.

Your responsibilities:

Your qualifications:

Starting date: 1 November 2018
Fixed term: 27 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 into 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: 19 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.