The Chair of Applied Geology at GeoZentrum Nordbayern, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, is offering two positions
1) one PhD position in CO2 Dynamics on Springs
We seek a highly motivated candidate for a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) to work on karstic springs and their CO2 dynamics in northern Bavaria. Studies will take place on springs, streams and in adjacent natural groundwater systems and will also compare to other karst systems worldwide, to which travels are foreseen. Parameters of investigation include dissolved and particulate carbon as well as CO2 with their stable isotopes together with major ions and trace elements and links to the aqueous oxygen cycle. Analytical results should also be evaluated with GIS methods. Experiments with carbon-water relationships and further method developments on stable isotope analyses in the field with laser-based isotope techniques are also foreseen. The work involves determination of sources and sinks of carbon budgets in the aquatic phase, as well as their links to the atmosphere.
2) one Post-Doctoral position in Stable Isotope Research on Aqueous Oxygen-Carbon Relationships
Background and working tasks of this position combine with tasks as described for the above PhD position and extend towards the oxygen cycle with its stable isotopes as ecological indicators for streams. Some stream and artificial stream data sets are already present and ready for evaluation and publishing. The post-doctoral candidate will be encouraged to apply for own funding to extend the research stay. This effort will receive full support and help by our research group. For the post-doctoral application, a one-page outline for a potential research proposal would be a convincing addition to the application. Because the first year funding of this project comes from the State of Bavaria, command of German in written and spoken form would be an asset.
Both positions envisage a starting date in October/November 2022. The salary for the PhD position is TVL E13 up to 65 % for 3 years with evaluation after the first year.
The salary for the post-doctoral position is TVL13 100 % for a duration of 1 year with a possibility of extension.
Both positions cover health and social security benefits.
Please address applications (cover letter, motivation statement, (research outline for the post-doctoral position), CV, academic transcripts & certificates, publication list and contact details of referees in one coherent PDF file) in English to firstname.lastname@example.org before 11th of September 2022.