For Section 4.1 "Lithosphere Dynamics" we invite applications for a position in the field of

Active Tectonics (m/f)

Job Vacancy 1152

Current research of the Lithosphere Dynamics group focuses on interdisciplinary system analysis of plate boundary zones with a particular focus on the interaction of tectonic mass flux, earthquake deformation processes, and seismotectonics at GFZ's Plate Boundary Observatories and in our state-of-the-art tectonic analogue laboratory.

Your responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to participate in an integrated field and laboratory-based research program ( and to collaborate in our plate boundary observatories ( The successful candidate is encouraged to contribute to existing projects and initiate own projects within our program.

Your Qualifications:

Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 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.
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: 23 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.