[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-doctoral research scientist for Volcanology and tectonics of the seafloor / GEOMAR Kiel

Patrick Lange plange at geomar.de
Tue Mar 14 07:09:23 MDT 2017


Post-doctoral research scientist for Volcanology and tectonics of the

Deadline: 31.03.2017

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation of public
law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90%) and the
state of Schleswig-Holstein (10%) and is one of the internationally
leading institutions in the field of marine sciences. Currently GEOMAR
disposes over an annual budget of approx. 72 million Euro and has approx.
950 employees.

The research unit “Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems” of the research
division “Dynamics of the Ocean Floor” is offering a position of

Post-doctoral research scientist for
Volcanology and tectonics of the seafloor

Job Description
We are seeking a team-orientated early-career individual with proven
initial publication ability and the potential to provide leadership, both
nationally and internationally, in studying volcanic and tectonic
processes on the seafloor. We are particularly interested in someone who
will use the best combination of geophysical and petrologic methods to
study the magmatic and tectonic processes which lead to the generation and
intraplate modification of the seafloor.

The Research Unit has access to an exceptional range of in-house
analytical (microprobe, LA-ICP-MS, TIMS, MC-ICP-MS, 40Ar/39Ar dating) and
deep sea exploration (6000 m-rated AUV and ROV, 3000 m-rated ROV, 400
m-rated submersible) equipment and is embedded in a Division that includes
expertise in petrology, fluid flow modelling, marine mineral resources,
and marine geodynamics.

• Completed PhD in Geology or related discipline
• Proven publication ability in studies of seafloor volcanology and/or
• Willingness and capability to participate in multi-week research cruises
• Demonstrated leadership and team-work qualities
• Demonstrated experience in grant acquisition would be advantageous

The position is initially for 3 years with the possibility of a further 3
year extension based on a positive mid-term evaluation and conformity with
the WissZeitVG (law of limited-term employment of academics). The salary
depends on qualification and could be up to the class E13 TVöD-Bund of the
German tariff for public employees. This is a full-time position and
cannot be split.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the
proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female
academics to apply.

GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with
disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive
preference in the application process.

Please send your application for this position not later than 31 March
2017 as an email containing a single pdf-file using the keyword
"Volcanology/Tectonics" in the subject line to the following address:

As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all application papers
will be destroyed according to data protection regulations.

For further information regarding the position and research unit please
contact Prof. Dr. Colin W. Devey (

Please do not contact us by phone. Although we cannot answer telephone
enquiries about the present state of the selection procedure, we will
answer all your questions if you send us an e-mail to
bewerbung(at)geomar.de. In doing so, please refer to the keyword.

GEOMAR is a member of the Helmholtz Association and the German Marine
Research Consortium (KDM). For further information please visit
<http://www.geomar.de/> www.geomar.de or  <http://www.helmholtz.de/>

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