The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest universities in Germany with around 44,000 students and with about 5,700 employees. Founded in 1914 by Frankfurt citizens and since 2008 once again proud of its foun-dation status Goethe University possesses a high degree of autonomy, modernity and professional diversity. As a compre-hensive university, the Goethe University offers a total of 16 departments on five campuses and 154 degree programs along with an outstanding research reputation. Furthermore the Goethe University is part of the Group of Rhine-Main-Universities (RMU).

The Sedimentology Research Group at the Institute of Geosciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany, invites applications for a

Research Associate (m/f/d)
(E 13 TV-G-U)

to start on 01.04.2024 or soon thereafter, initially funded for a period of 3 years The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U).

The research of the Sedimentology Group focuses on the dynamics of marine and terrestrial sedimentary systems and their response to climate change.

We are looking for a motivated applicant with knowledge of geological processes and Earth system dynamics. Applicants must have an MSc degree and a PhD in geosciences or geology, and be fluent in written and spoken English. In particular, analytical skills in phase analysis and/or inorganic geochemistry are highly appreciated. The job involves teaching the field of sedimentology in the Bachelor and Master curricula in the field and laboratory (4 hours per week during the semester).

The Institute of Geosciences offers a creative research environment and an excellent analytical infrastructure. This position offers young researchers the opportunity to develop their own third-party funded research field. We expect the applicant to be able to work independently, to contribute to ongoing and planned research projects and to supervise undergraduate and graduate students.

Goethe University Frankfurt stands for equal opportunities. Candidates with disabilities are given priority in case of the same suitability. We aim at a general increase in the proportion of women in all areas and positions where women are underrepresent-ed. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

Goethe University offers you a diverse workplace with varied and challenging activities in a modern and open university environment, flexible working hours, an additional company pension scheme (VBL), vacation childcare facilities and a LandesTicket Hessen, which currently entitles you as a member of the university to free use of public transport throughout Hessen.

Applications (including CV, statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three references) should be sent electronically to Prof. Dr. Silke Voigt. The closing date for applications is 15.01.2024.

For additional information please contact Prof. Dr. Silke Voigt, Institute of Geosciences, Altenhöferallee 1, 60439 Frankfurt, Germany, phone: 069-79840190, email:,

posted: 24 November 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.