For Section 4.1 Lithosphere Dynamics we invite applications for an

Short-term Early Stage
Researcher (m/f) in Experimental Tectonics

Job Vacancy No. 1390

Current research of the geodynamics 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 own state-of-the-art tectonic analogue laboratory.

The successful candidate will be a short-term fellow within the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action ETN Training Network "SUBITOP - Understanding Subduction Zone Topography Through Modelling of Coupled Shallow And Deep Processes".

Your responsibilities:

Your qualifications:

For the application it is crucial that you meet the European Commission's eligibility criteria, which can be found at

Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 6 month
Working hours:full-time (currently 39 h/week)
The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment
Salary:set according to the Work Programme for Marie Curie Actions

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 September 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.