6-year Postdoc Position/Research Associate in Isotope Geochemistry

The Isotope Geochemistry Group, University of Tübingen, Germany, seeks motivated applicants for a post-doctoral research assistant position (100%) for 3 years with an extension for another 3 years upon positive evaluation.

Your qualifications:

  • PhD in Geosciences or a related field
  • Scientific and analytical experience (MC-ICP-MS) with non-traditional stable isotope systems (e.g. Cr, Fe, Zn, Se, Mo etc.)
  • Experience with elemental ICP-MS or TIMS is regarded beneficial, but not conditional
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Experience with writing and publishing scientific results in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop your own research projects with financial support from funding agencies (e.g. the German Research Council - DFG)
  • Supervise your own PhD students in funded projects
  • Interact with other group members and engage in group activities
  • Partaking in the diverse scientific projects of the Isotope Geochemistry Group in Tübingen, (e.g. redox-evolution evolution of Earth's early atmosphere and oceans, elemental and stable isotopic cycling in igneous terrestrial reservoirs) is welcome
  • Contribute to teaching
  • Contribute to the supervision of BSc and MSc students

What we offer:

  • Vibrant international work environment within one of the largest Geoscience Departments in Germany, housed in the new >10'000 m2 science building "Center for Geo-and Environmental Sciences"
  • State-of-the-Art clean laboratories and analytical instruments (Thermo NeptunePlus MC-ICP-MS, Thermo iCAP-Qc ICP-MS, Agilent 5800 ICP-OES, Resonetics M-50 excimer laser system)
  • Thermo Delta+ Gas-IR-MS for HCNOS measurements; a refurbished MAT 262 TIMS for radiogenic isotope determinations; a Bruker AXS S4 Pioneer XRF for major element analyses
  • Instrument maintenance mainly done by technical support staff
  • Access to further instruments (e.g. JEOL JXA-8230 electron microprobe, Raman and IR spectroscopy, XRD instruments) is possible within the Center for Geo- and Environmental Sciences.

The position commences on September 1st 2023, but a later start is negotiable. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the German employee scale TV-L E13-100% (see link https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/allg/). In case of equal qualification and experience physically challenged applicants are given preference.

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV with a list of publications, copies of certificates, statement of research interests and contact details of 2 potential referees as well as a motivation letter for this position including research goals for the next 5 years to the E-Mail address given below. Application reviewing starts on May 15th 2023 and continues until the position is filled.

Prof. Dr. R. Schönberg
Chair of Isotope Geochemistry
University of Tübingen
Schnarrenbergstrasse 94-96
D-72076 Tuebingen
Phone: +49 7071 29-78903
E-mail: schoenberg@ifg.uni-tuebingen.de

posted: 13 April 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.