Research scientist and lecturer in environmental stable isotope geochemistry

Institute of Geology and Mineralogy

Closing Date: 30. Dec. 2022

Applicants are invited for a six-years position in the field of low-temperature stable isotope geochemistry. Candidates must hold a PhD degree at the time of appointment. They should further have a strong track record in environmental stable isotope geochemistry and experience in gas isotope mass spectrometry. Experience in stable isotope hydrology and the triple-O isotope system are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an own research agenda in the above fields that includes the application for research grants, co-supervise student thesis projects, and operate a gas-IRMS lab with two Thermo 253+ spectrometers.

There is a limited teaching requirement that includes a lecture in environmental stable isotope geochemistry (1 semester, 2 hrs / week) and (isotope) geochemical lab-courses. Total teaching load including time for supervision of students' degrees is 4 hrs / week per semester.

Applications should include a statement of research interests, list of publications, curriculum vitae, proof of qualification and contact details of at least two senior academic individuals who can provide letters of recommendation on demand. Review of completed applications will begin January 2nd, 2023.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are explicitly encouraged to apply and given priority in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz - LGG NRW).

The full-time position is available from 01. Feb. 2023 - pending clearance of administrative requirements - or later as agreed, and is limited to six years. The salary is based on remuneration group A 13 of the pay scale for the German public sector (Land NRW).

Applications and information requests should be sent by Email to:

Prof. Michael Staubwasser
University of Cologne
Institute of Geology and Mineralogy
Zülpicher Strasse 49b
D-50674 Cologne
+49 221 4706153

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