The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national centre for geosphere research. As a member of the Helmholtz Association we are part of the largest German scientific organization. With around 1,300 employees (including our guests) we develop a sound understanding of the systems and processes of the solid Earth as well as strategies and options for action to face global change and its regional impacts, to understand natural hazards and reduce associated risks, and to assess the influence of humans on the Earth's system.
As a partner in Geo.X (www.geo-x.net), the GFZ has access to an excellent network of other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. This largest regional concentration of geoscientific competence in Europe offers first-class cooperation and development opportunities.
For section 2.5 "Geodynamical Modelling" (department "Geophysics"), we are looking for a:
ERC Synergy Grant Project MEET "Monitoring Earth Evolution through Time", Geodynamics (Part1)
The ERC (European Research Council) Synergy Grant is the top prestigious research grant in Europe. Grant winner of 2019 Project MEET (Monitoring of Early Evolution through Time) combines innovative geochemical and petrological studies of evolution of chemical composition of Earth's crust and mantle from 4.4 billion years ago to present and physics-based geodynamic modelling of Earth's deep and surface processes.
In the Geodynamics (Part 1) of the MEET we will develop models of mantle convection, production and recycling of continental crust during the earliest stage of Earth evolution, before starting of global plate tectonics. In addition to the advanced geodynamic modelling we will establish cutting-edge routines linking physical processes to geochemical parameters, in cooperation with the geochemical groups of MEET Project in Grenoble (France) and in Madison (USA).
|Starting date:||1st July 2020|
|Fixed term:||3 years with possible extension till mid 2026|
|Working hours:||full-time (currently 39 h/week)|
|Salary:||This position has been assessed as being salary group 13 according to "TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)". The salary group will be determined by the conditions of the collective wage agreement and the appropriate personal qualifications.|