6-year Postdoc Position/Research Associate in Isotope Geochemistry

The Isotope Geochemistry Group lead by Prof. Ronny Schoenberg, University of Tübingen, Germany, seeks to fill a 6-year post-doctoral researcher position (100%).

Prerequisite qualifications:

  • PhD in Geosciences or a related field
  • Analytical experience with MC-ICP-MS (Thermo Neptune or Nu-Plasma) or MC-TIMS.
  • Experience with elemental ICP-MS is regarded beneficial, but not conditional
  • Scientific experience with radiogenic (Sr-Nd-Pb) and/or heavy stable isotopes (Fe, Zn, Mo, etc.)
  • 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 can be filled by April 1st 2024, but a later start is of course possible. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the German employee scale TV-L E13-100%. 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, contact details of 2 potential referees and a motivation letter for this position including research interests and goals for the next 5 years to the E-Mail address given below. Application reviewing starts on December 1st 2023 and continues until the position is filled.

Prof. Dr. R. Schoenberg
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: 07 November 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.