[ES_JOBS_NET] Job offer in stable isotope geochemistry
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Sun Nov 1 18:38:46 MST 2015
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From: Hanno Meyer <Hanno.Meyer at awi.de>
Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 4:03 AM
please find attached an announcement for a 3-years Research Scientist/Post
Doc opportunity in Stable Isotope Geochemistry at the Alfred Wegener
Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam to be filled as soon as
possible. Please feel free to contact me under Hanno.Meyer(at)awi.de if you
have any questions.
*Scientist/PostDoc in Stable Isotope Geochemistry*
*Job type:* Full time
The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a
member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state
government. AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of
disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology and geophysics thus
allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals. The section
Periglacial Research, Potsdam, invites applications for a postdoctoral
The position is linked to the BMBF-Project (PLOT – Paleolimnological
Transect) which will improve our knowledge and understanding of the climate
and environmental history of the Eurasian Arctic. The focus of this
position will be on stable isotope analytics of biogenic silica (diatoms)
in an E-W transect of Russian lakes to gather information on hydrological
and paleoenvironmental dynamics in Eurasia.
The candidate should carry out the work at the PDZ Europa mass spectrometer
with laser fluorination line in the AWI Potsdam isotope laboratory and
coordinate the cleaning procedures for lacustrine sediment samples. The
isotope laboratory comprises five mass spectrometers and three laser
spectrometers for the isotope analytics of oxygen and hydrogen (in water),
carbon and nitrogen (in sediments) as well as the laser fluorination for
oxygen isotopes in silicates.
The candidate should have a PhD in geosciences, or a closely related
environmental science discipline and ideally should have a strong
background in stable isotope geochemistry and terrestrial paleoclimate as
well as experience in the work with (lake) sediments. The candidate need to
have practical experience with mass spectrometry on the day-to-day basis.
Further experiences i.e. with laser fluorination, and the complex cleaning
procedures for biogenic silica for isotope analyses are beneficial.
He/She should be willing to participate in expeditions to polar regions.
The candidate should further present the results at international
conferences and to publish in peer-review journals. Fluent English in
written and oral form is mandatory, working knowledge of German beneficial.
The scientist will be a member of the Periglacial Research Group at AWI
Potsdam. The focus of this group is the understanding of current and past
environmental dynamics in permafrost regions applying an interdisciplinary
research approach. Hence, the candidate should have a strong motivation and
ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
The salary will be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des
öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund, salary group 13). The position is
limited to 3 years. The intended start is *January 1st, 2016*.
For further information please contact *Dr. Hanno Meyer*; Telefon:
E-Mail: Hanno.Meyer(at)awi.de .
The AWI aims to increase the number of women in the scientific staff and
therefore expressly encourage women to apply.
Disabled applicants with equal qualifications receive preferential status.
Please see the notification on our homepage under *job offers/jobs*.
AWI supports balanced work-life career development via a variety of schemes.
We have been awarded the certificate “Career and Family” because of our
engagement in the area of work-life compatibility.
Applications including CV, motivation letter, degree certificates and 2
references should be submitted by *November 20th, 2015* under the reference
code *105/D/Geo-P* to:
*Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Centre for Polar- and Marine Research,
Personnel Department, Postfach 60 01 49, 14401 Potsdam* (http://www.awi.de)
or via email (all documents merged into one PDF file) to:
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