The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1.260 employees, the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the "System Earth" and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany's largest science organization.
For research group "Magnetotellurics" within Section 2.7 "Near-surface Geophysics" we invite applications for a
DeepEarthshape - Geophysical Imaging: Imaging weathering fronts in deep regolith with seismic and electromagnetic methods [GIDES] - this project is part of the interdisciplinary DeepEarthshape package.
At our study sites in Chile, the weathering zone was found to be much deeper than expected such that unweathered rock was never encountered in our soil pits. With electromagnetic methods we would like to study a) the depth of weathering; b) the biotic, geochemical and geophysical processes advancing the weathering front and c) whether this zone constitutes a habitat and interacts with the surface biosphere.The requested Postdoc will be in charge of Radio-Magnetotellurics (RMT) data acquisition, processing and finally interpretation of the entire RMT data sets.
The PostDoc will be supported by both working groups
Magnetotellurics and Geo-Electromagnetics at GFZ in all aspects
of the work.
|Starting date:||1st September 2019|
|Fixed term:||12 month|
|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.|