Postdoctoral position for two years in igneous petrology/geochemistry
The GeoZentrum Nordbayern seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position in research in the fields of igneous petrology and geochemistry. The successful applicant is expected to work on magmatic processes in oceanic island arc/backarc systems, specifically on samples from the New Hebrides Arc/Coriolis Troughs recently recovered during cruise SO229 of RV Sonne. This postdoctoral position can be filled on January 1st 2014 for two years according to the German civil service remuneration system TV-L E13.
The minimum qualification required is a PhD degree in Earth Sciences and an interest in igneous petrology and analytical geochemistry. Experience in major and trace element analysis (quadrupole ICP-MS, electron microprobe, XRF) and/or O isotope analysis on silicate rocks will be essential. Initiative, a strong publication record, and good interpersonal skills are expected.
Research at the GeoZentrum Nordbayern focuses on the processes of lithosphere formation, magma evolution and mass transfer between the crust and mantle. Current facilities include XRF, XRD, electron microprobe, LA quadrupole ICP-MS, solution quadrupole ICP-MS and stable isotope mass spectrometers as well as different labs for sample preparation. Clean labs and MC ICP-MS facilities will be established within the next two years. The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg intends to increase the number of women in research and teaching positions and, therefore, strongly encourages female researchers to apply.
Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification. Applicants should submit a CV, a list of publications, and a research proposal (2-3 pages). Applicants should also provide the telephone numbers and email addresses of three referees. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is September 28th, 2013.
For further information, contact Prof. Karsten Haase (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Christoph Beier (email@example.com). Applications should be sent to Prof. Karsten Haase, GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schlossgarten 5, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany.